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Simpsonville, South Carolina
City
From top, left to right: Downtown, City Hall, Simpsonville Baptist Church, Simpsonville Clock Tower
From top, left to right: Downtown, City Hall, Simpsonville Baptist Church, Simpsonville Clock Tower
Motto: "Character Protected, Community Perfected"
Location of Simpsonville, South Carolina
Location of Simpsonville, South Carolina
Country United States
State South Carolina
County Greenville
Area
 • Total 8.83 sq mi (22.88 km2)
 • Land 8.81 sq mi (22.82 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 860 ft (262 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,238
 • Density 2,070/sq mi (799.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 29680-29681
Area code(s) 864
FIPS code 45-66580
GNIS feature ID 1250898
Website www.simpsonville.com

Simpsonville is a city in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. It is part of the GreenvilleMauldinEasley Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 18,238 at the 2010 census, up from 14,352 at the 2000 census. The population had risen to an estimated 20,736 as of 2015. Simpsonville is part of the "Golden Strip", along with Mauldin and Fountain Inn, an area which is noted for having low unemployment due to a diversity of industries including Para-Chem, Kemet, Sealed Air and Milliken.

History

The Burdette Building, Cureton-Huff House, Hopkins Farm, and Simpsonville Baptist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Simpsonville is located in southeastern Greenville County at 34°44′0″N 82°15′36″W / 34.733333°N 82.26°W / 34.733333; -82.26 (34.733375, -82.260001), between Mauldin to the northwest and Fountain Inn to the southeast. The center of town has an elevation of 866 feet (264 m) above sea level.

South Carolina Highway 14 runs through the center of Simpsonville as Main Street, leading north 16 miles (26 km) to Greer and southeast 5 miles (8 km) to the center of Fountain Inn. The center of Mauldin is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the northwest via South Carolina Highway 417. Interstate 385 passes through Simpsonville west of the city center, with access from Exits 26 through 29. I-385 leads northwest 14 miles (23 km) to the center of Greenville and southeast 28 miles (45 km) to Interstate 26 near Clinton. Columbia, the state capital, is 89 miles (143 km) southeast of Simpsonville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Simpsonville has a total area of 8.83 square miles (22.88 km2), of which 8.81 square miles (22.82 km2) are land and 0.02 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.28%, are water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 195
1910 521 167.2%
1920 566 8.6%
1930 1,400 147.3%
1940 1,298 −7.3%
1950 1,529 17.8%
1960 2,282 49.2%
1970 3,308 45.0%
1980 9,037 173.2%
1990 11,708 29.6%
2000 14,352 22.6%
2010 18,238 27.1%
Est. 2015 20,736 13.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 18,238 people and 7,040 households. The population density was 2,070.1 people per square mile (799.4 per km2). There were 7,624 housing units at an average density of 865.4 per square mile (334.1 per km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.7% White, 16.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.9% of the population. 26.0% of the population was under 18, and 11.0% of the population was over 65. 51.6% of the population was female.

For the period 2011-2015, the estimated median annual income for a household in the city was $56,691, and the per capita income was $28,537. 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line.

Education and activities

Simpsonville is home to Hillcrest High School. The city was home to the 2008 Little League Softball World Champions.


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