Spartanburg County, South Carolina facts for kids
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Spartanburg County Courthouse
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|• Total||819 sq mi (2,120 km2)|
|• Land||808 sq mi (2,090 km2)|
|• Water||11 sq mi (30 km2) 1.4%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||352/sq mi (136/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|Congressional districts||4th, 5th|
Spartanburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The 2015 population estimate is 297,302, making it the fourth-most populous county in South Carolina. Its county seat is Spartanburg.
The USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192) is named after the county.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 819 square miles (2,120 km2), of which 808 square miles (2,090 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.4%) is water.
- Rutherford County, North Carolina – north
- Cherokee County – east
- Union County – southeast
- Laurens County – south
- Greenville County – west
- Polk County, North Carolina – northwest
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 284,307 people, 109,246 households, and 75,404 families residing in the county. The population density was 351.9 inhabitants per square mile (135.9/km2). There were 122,628 housing units at an average density of 151.8 per square mile (58.6/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 72.3% white, 20.6% black or African American, 2.0% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 3.1% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 13.6% were American, 10.5% were Irish, 9.6% were English, and 8.8% were German.
Of the 109,246 households, 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.0% were non-families, and 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 38.0 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $42,680 and the median income for a family was $53,149. Males had a median income of $41,445 versus $31,602 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,924. About 11.0% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.
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