Spartanburg, SC

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
330,119
2.25% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38
0.262% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
14.4%
3.46% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,955
7.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$195,800
19.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
154,712
2.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Spartanburg, SC had a population of 330k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $61,955. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Spartanburg, SC grew from 322,864 to 330,119, a 2.25% increase and its median household income grew from $57,627 to $61,955, a 7.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Spartanburg, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.04%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.62%), and White (Hispanic) (2.44%).

None of the households in Spartanburg, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.3% of the residents in Spartanburg, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Spartanburg, SC are University of South Carolina-Upstate (1,429 degrees awarded in 2022), Spartanburg Community College (1,057 degrees), and Wofford College (517 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Spartanburg, SC was $195,800, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Spartanburg, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Spartanburg, SC was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Spartanburg, SC is home to a population of 330k people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.25% of Spartanburg, SC residents were born outside of the country (23.9k people).

In 2022, there were 3.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (221k people) in Spartanburg, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Spartanburg, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Spartanburg, SC was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Spartanburg, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    221k ± 679
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    66.7k ± 952
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    10k ± 1.29k
7.58%
Hispanic Population
25k people

In 2022, there were 3.31 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (221k people) in Spartanburg, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 66.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 10k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.58% of the people in Spartanburg, SC are hispanic (25k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Spartanburg, SC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
23.9k people
6.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
22.5k people

As of 2022, 7.25% of Spartanburg, SC residents (23.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Spartanburg, SC was 6.96%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,703 ± 550
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,423 ± 701
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,643 ± 445

Spartanburg, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Spartanburg, SC employs 155k people. The largest industries in Spartanburg, SC are Manufacturing (30,948 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,291 people), and Retail Trade (17,544 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,603), Utilities ($51,974), and Public Administration ($50,077).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

155k
2022 Value
± 3,526
2.5%
1 Year growth
± 3.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Spartanburg, SC grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 151k employees to 155k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Spartanburg, SC, are Production Occupations (17,369 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,330 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (15,007 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Spartanburg, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

155k
2022 Value
± 3,526
2.5%
1 Year growth
± 3.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Spartanburg, SC grew at a rate of 2.5%, from 151k employees to 155k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Spartanburg, SC, are Manufacturing (30,948 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (19,291 people), and Retail Trade (17,544 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Spartanburg, SC, though some of these residents may live in Spartanburg, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,466
Median earning men ± $1,087
$34,952
Median earning women ± $968

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,827), Manufacturing ($55,563), and Wholesale Trade ($55,317).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($44,710), Public Administration ($43,877), and Manufacturing ($40,860).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,969
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,819
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,684
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Spartanburg, SC awarded 3,850 degrees. The student population of Spartanburg, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,779 male students and 10,060 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Spartanburg, SC are White (2,503 and 65.9%), followed by Black or African American (679 and 17.9%), Hispanic or Latino (314 and 8.27%), and Two or More Races (145 and 3.82%).

The largest universities in Spartanburg, SC by number of degrees awarded are University of South Carolina-Upstate (1,429 and 37.1%), Spartanburg Community College (1,057 and 27.5%), and Wofford College (517 and 13.4%).

The most popular majors in Spartanburg, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (445 and 11.6%), Registered Nursing (346 and 8.99%), and Teacher Education & Professional Development (214 and 5.56%).

The median tuition costs in Spartanburg, SC are $21,060 for private four year colleges, and $11,208 and $22,710 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Spartanburg, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 15,839 (36.5% men and 63.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 15,839 students enrolled in Spartanburg, SC, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,986 records, of which 61.8% were women and 38.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 125 degrees awarded
  2. 124 degrees awarded
  3. 309 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Spartanburg, SC was General Psychology with 125 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Spartanburg, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,429 degrees awarded
  2. 1,057 degrees awarded
  3. 517 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of South Carolina-Upstate with 1,429 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,427 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Spartanburg, SC, which is 0.589 times less than the 2,423 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,503 degrees mean that there were 3.69 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 679 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($21,060) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,770) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Spartanburg, SC was $195,800 in 2022, which is 0.695 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,300 to $195,800, a 19.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Spartanburg, SC is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Spartanburg, SC have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Spartanburg, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Spartanburg, SC is $61,955. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Spartanburg, SC was Beaufort County, SC with a value of $81,260, followed by York County, SC and Charleston County, SC, with respective values of $80,158 and $78,795.

Property

$195,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,507
$91,280
Median Property Taxes
±$2,531

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Spartanburg, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.8% of the housing units in Spartanburg, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Spartanburg, SC was Beaufort County, SC with a value of $81,260, followed by York County, SC and Charleston County, SC, with respective values of $80,158 and $78,795.

The following map shows all of the counties in Spartanburg, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,955
Median Household Income
± $1,496
125k
Number of Households
± 2,962

In 2022, the median household income of the 125k households in Spartanburg, SC grew to $61,955 from the previous year's value of $57,627.

The following chart displays the households in Spartanburg, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Spartanburg, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.52%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.96%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Spartanburg, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.52%) and those who worked at home (6.96%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Spartanburg, SC have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.11% of the workforce in Spartanburg, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Spartanburg, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Spartanburg, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Spartanburg, SC (46.4k out of 322k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Spartanburg, SC is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.2% of the population of Spartanburg, SC has health coverage, with 46.6% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see 1485 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1768 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 524 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,485 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in South Carolina

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,485 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% decrease from the previous year (1,494 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.9% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.8%
Uninsured
46.6%
Employer Coverage
16.1%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Spartanburg, SC grew by 5.77% from 10.2% to 10.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Spartanburg, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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