Spartanburg, South Carolina Population 2020

37,812

Spartanburg is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 37,812, it is the 11th largest city in South Carolina and the 1036th largest city in the United States. Spartanburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 2.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,013 in 2010. Spartanburg reached it's highest population of 44,546 in 1970. Spanning over 20 miles, Spartanburg has a population density of 1,913 people per square mile.

The average household income in Spartanburg is $58,791 with a poverty rate of 24.44%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $770 per month, and the median house value is $116,800. The median age in Spartanburg is 35 years, 32.9 years for males, and 36.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 86.2 males.

Spartanburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Spartanburg was:

  • Black or African American: 47.86%
  • White: 47.32%
  • Asian: 2.02%
  • Two or more races: 1.57%
  • Other race: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Spartanburg, South Carolina is 37,812, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 37,644.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,013.

Spartanburg, South Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020355,6347,1682.02%
2019348,4667,1682.06%
2018341,2987,1682.10%
2017334,1305,6711.70%
2016328,4594,1431.26%
2015324,3163,3221.02%
2014320,9942,5130.78%
2013318,4812,0660.65%
2012316,4151,6470.52%
2011314,7681,0910.35%
2010313,6770.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American17,88447.86%
White17,68447.32%
Asian7562.02%
Two or More Races5871.57%
Some Other Race2740.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native1740.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander110.03%

Spartanburg Population Pyramid 2020

Spartanburg Median Age

35


Total

32.9


Male

36.8


Female

Spartanburg Adults

There are 29,121 adults, (6,035 of whom are seniors) in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Age Dependency

61.9

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Spartanburg Sex Ratio

Female

20,075

53.72%

Male

17,295

46.28%

Spartanburg Households and Families

Spartanburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Spartanburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.5%24.5%
All45.1%54.9%
Non Family37.1%62.9%
Male34.3%65.7%
Female23.3%76.7%

45.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,2942.345.1
Non Family6,6251.237.1
Married4,4362.9875.5
Female3,2713.423.3
Male9623.0134.3

3.04

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Spartanburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1924.93%
9th to 12th Grade2,67111.05%
High School Graduate6,61027.35%
Some College4,71619.51%
Associates Degree2,1068.71%
Bachelors Degree4,26117.63%
Graduate Degree2,61410.82%

Spartanburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White11,75011,0035,435
Black10,8407,9791,100
Hispanic826702146
Asian417357121
Multiple Races29124699
Other Race17613316
Native American154101
Islander111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,913$34,342$25,538
Less Than High School$16,848$23,646$14,147
High School Grad$24,548$26,747$20,088
Some College$26,213$30,299$23,105
Bachelors Degree$40,265$51,512$34,500
Graduate Degree$59,012$71,875$54,800

$29,913

Average Earnings

$34,342

Average Male

$25,538

Average Female

Spartanburg Language

Spartanburg Language by Age

Spartanburg Language

94.04% of Spartanburg residents speak only English, while 5.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.86% of the population.

Spartanburg Poverty

Spartanburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black17,3406,21035.81%
White14,8821,79712.07%
Hispanic1,42534224.00%
Multiple54319335.54%
Asian732446.01%
Other2543714.57%
Native17474.02%

24.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.28%

Male Poverty Rate

25.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spartanburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spartanburg is Black, with 35.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spartanburg is Native, with 4.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.14%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.31%
High School20.63%
Some College17.55%
Bachelors or Greater4.54%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed58.81%
Male Unemployed40.64%
Female Employed13.58%
Male Employed5.13%

Spartanburg Income

Spartanburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,325$58,791
Families$44,895$73,793
Married Families$74,768$112,186
Non Families$29,628$37,336

Spartanburg Marital Status

Spartanburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.6%

Male Marriage Rate

28.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Spartanburg Married by Age and Sex

Spartanburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Spartanburg Marital Status by Race

Spartanburg Veterans

2,194

Number of Veterans

1,971

Male Veterans

223

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam722
Second Gulf War406
First Gulf War391
Korea171
World War II99
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2328.28%
Black8626.63%
Indian3925.32%
2 or More257.31%
Hispanic232.14%
Asian203.89%
Hawaiian11100.00%
Other52.55%

$Spartanburg Veterans by Education

9.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spartanburg Employment Status

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.3%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Spartanburg Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.47%

Born in South Carolina

95.96%

Native Born

4.04%

Foreign Born

1.81%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.96% of Spartanburg residents were born in the United States, with 66.47% having been born in South Carolina. 1.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,812840.22%
201937,728840.22%
201837,6441720.46%
201737,472840.22%
201637,3881360.37%
201537,252940.25%
201437,158700.19%
201337,088750.20%
201237,0131640.45%
201136,849710.19%
201036,778-2,895-0.75%
200039,673-3,794-0.91%
199043,467-359-0.08%
198043,826-720-0.16%
197044,5461940.04%
196044,3527,5571.89%
195036,7954,5461.33%
194032,2493,5261.16%
193028,7236,0852.41%
192022,6385,1212.60%
191017,5176,1224.39%
190011,3955,8517.47%
18905,5442,2915.48%
18803,2530.00%