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About Spartanburg

An international community which still affords its residents and visitors that sought after Southern charm, Spartanburg has set the pace as the leader in attracting foreign direct investment. With over $4.3 billion of announced private sector capital investment in the last 5 years, Spartanburg is a leader in the field of economic development and has established a global brand by the many companies that call it home. BMW, Milliken, Denny’s, Michelin, Toray, AFL, Kobelco, American Credit Acceptance, Draexlmaier, Trelleborg, Advance America, adidas Group, and Indorama all reside in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg’s future is built on the success of its past while at the same time leveraging the partnerships created to better position its community for the next generation. A tradition rich in logistics and a geographic location at the intersection of Interstates 85 and 26 has positioned Spartanburg well. The leadership of its citizens, businesses and entrepreneurs that have Spartanburg positioned to excel in the future.

Formed in 1785, Spartanburg County and its county seat were named for the Spartan Regiment, a local militia unit that fought in the Revolutionary War. The county has grown from a frontier trading post and later a major textile center to an important, more diversified, manufacturing center. Spartanburg County also is an international business center with the highest per capita foreign investment and world class international firms. Spartanburg County offers businesses an excellent transportation system, including highways, rail and truck lines, Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, and proximity to the Port of Charleston. Spartanburg's location at the crossroads of two major interstate highways, I-85 and I-26, put it on the top of the list for business and personal relocation.

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  • Spartanburg County, SC is the 4th largest county in South Carolina by population and contains 31 census designated places.
  • The largest places in Spartanburg County, SC by population are Spartanburg, SC; Greer, SC; and Boiling Springs, SC.
  • Spartanburg County, SC borders Polk County, NC; Rutherford County, NC; Cherokee County, SC; Greenville County, SC; Laurens County, SC; and Union County, SC.

Quick Stats

Population Summary

2000 Total Population 253,791
2010 Total Population 284,307
2018 Total Population 311,771
2018 Group Quarters 8,228
2023 Total Population 330,347
2018-2023 Annual Rate 1.16%
2018 Total Daytime Population 314,487
Workers 145,937
Residents 168,550

Household Summary

2000 Households 97,735
2000 Average Household Size 2.52
2010 Households 109,246
2010 Average Household Size 2.53
2018 Households 119,046
2018 Average Household Size 2.55
2023 Households 125,936
2023 Average Household Size 2.56
2018-2023 Annual Rate 1.13%
2010 Families 75,404
2010 Average Family Size 3.05
2018 Families 80,882
2018 Average Family Size 3.11
2023 Families 85,052
2023 Average Family Size 3.14
2018-2023 Annual Rate 1.01%

Source: Esri, October 2018

Climate

For additional demographic information, please use the link below to download the Community Profile (updated quarterly):

Spartanburg County Community Profile (Fall 2018)

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