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Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Seal of Spartanburg County, South Carolina
Map
Map of South Carolina highlighting Spartanburg County
Location in the state of South Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1785
Seat Spartanburg
Largest City Spartanburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

819 sq mi (2,121 km²)
808 sq mi (2,093 km²)
11 sq mi (28 km²), 1.4%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

297,302
352/sq mi (136/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.spartanburgcounty.org

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.

Spartanburg County is included in the Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson, SC Combined Statistical Area.

The USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192) is named after the county.

Geography

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.

Adjacent counties

Major Highways

  • I-26
  • I-85
  • [[Template:Infobox road/SC/link BL|Template:Infobox road/SC/abbrev BL]]
  • I-585

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 8,800
1800 12,122 37.8%
1810 14,259 17.6%
1820 16,989 19.1%
1830 21,150 24.5%
1840 23,669 11.9%
1850 26,400 11.5%
1860 26,919 2.0%
1870 25,784 −4.2%
1880 40,409 56.7%
1890 55,385 37.1%
1900 65,560 18.4%
1910 83,465 27.3%
1920 94,265 12.9%
1930 116,323 23.4%
1940 127,733 9.8%
1950 150,349 17.7%
1960 156,830 4.3%
1970 173,724 10.8%
1980 201,861 16.2%
1990 226,800 12.4%
2000 253,791 11.9%
2010 284,307 12.0%
Est. 2015 297,302 4.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790–1960 1900–1990
1990–2000 2010–2015

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.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Unincorporated Communities


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