Spartanburg, South Carolina Population 2024

38,553

Spartanburg is a city located in Cherokee County and Spartanburg County South Carolina. Spartanburg has a 2024 population of 38,553. Spartanburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually and its population has decreased by -0.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 38,615 in 2020.

The average household income in Spartanburg is $71,156 with a poverty rate of 25.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Spartanburg is 35.5 years, 33.8 years for males, and 36.6 years for females.

Spartanburg Demographics

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

  • White: 47.21%
  • Black or African American: 44.95%
  • Two or more races: 4.32%
  • Asian: 2.11%
  • Other race: 1.09%
  • Native American: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Land Area (mi²)
20.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,903.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.16% (-62)
The current population of Spartanburg, South Carolina is 38,553 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 38,615.

Spartanburg, South Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,08147.21%
Black or African American17,21744.95%
Two or more races1,6554.32%
Asian8082.11%
Other race4191.09%
Native American1160.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.01%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Spartanburg Population by Race

Spartanburg Population Pyramid 2024

Spartanburg Median Age

35.5

Total

33.8

Male

36.6

Female

Spartanburg Adults

There are 29,410 adults, (6,701 of whom are seniors) in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Spartanburg Sex Ratio

Female20,95254.7%
Male17,34945.3%

Spartanburg Population by Age

Spartanburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All15,5872.295347
Non Family6,6251.1544.255.8
Married4,8842.9779.420.6
Female3,4963.4133.366.7
Male5823.0448.551.5

3.05

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Spartanburg Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7893.17%
9th to 12th Grade2,55810.28%
High School Graduate7,30029.34%
Some College4,07816.39%
Associates Degree1,9527.85%
Bachelors Degree5,06020.34%
Graduate Degree3,14512.64%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Spartanburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spartanburg Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12,13911,4796,182
Black10,8218,5711,357
Hispanic977645249
2+ Races779625307
Asian571472220
Other Race31815038
Native American64480

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.93%.

Spartanburg Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,966$45,982$33,441
Less Than 9th Grade$18,784$22,891$16,035
High School Graduate$30,097$33,406$27,730
Some College$34,436$46,306$30,743
Bachelors Degree$49,349$62,589$37,091
Graduate Degree$59,113$90,469$53,936

$37,966

Average Earnings

$45,982

Average Male

$33,441

Average Female

Spartanburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spartanburg Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Spartanburg Language

92.89% of Spartanburg residents speak only English, while 7.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3% of the population.

Spartanburg Language

Spartanburg Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black16,7226,22537.23%
White15,8901,87911.83%
Hispanic1,83077542.35%
Multiple1,53870045.51%
Asian77016821.82%
Other3975112.85%
Native893033.71%

25.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.58%

Male Poverty Rate

24.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spartanburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spartanburg is Multiple, with 45.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spartanburg is White, with 11.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.12%.

Spartanburg Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.33%
High School25.41%
Some College18.36%
Bachelors or Greater8.37%

Spartanburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.3%
Male Unemployed44.97%
Female Employed13.45%
Male Employed9.94%

Spartanburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spartanburg Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$49,140$71,156
Families$57,381$84,456
Married Families$91,977$-999,999,999
Non Families$35,332$49,177

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Spartanburg Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

31.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Spartanburg Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Spartanburg Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,722

Number of Veterans

1,556

Male Veterans

166

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam564
Second Gulf War349
Korea316
First Gulf War268
World War II55

Spartanburg Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+613
65 to 74370
35 to 54329
55 to 64289
18 to 34121

Spartanburg Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White9496.38%
Black6715.44%
Hispanic675.32%
Other Race5516.18%
2+ Races252.39%
Native American2223.16%

Spartanburg Veterans by Race

Spartanburg Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spartanburg Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Spartanburg Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Spartanburg Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Spartanburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.61%

Born in Spartanburg

94.05%

Native Born

5.95%

Foreign Born

3.04%

Non Citizen

2.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.05% of Spartanburg residents were born in the United States, with 64.61% having been born in South Carolina. 3.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Spartanburg Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202938,475-16-0.04%
202838,491-15-0.04%
202738,506-16-0.04%
202638,522-15-0.04%
202538,537-16-0.04%
202438,553-15-0.04%
202338,568-16-0.04%
202238,5841540.4%
202138,430-185-0.48%
202038,6151,1893.18%
201937,426-172-0.46%
201837,5981800.48%
201737,418450.12%
201637,3731390.37%
201537,2341030.28%
201437,131680.18%
201337,063800.22%
201236,9831630.44%
201136,820770.21%
201036,743-2,930-7.39%
200039,673-3,794-8.73%
199043,467-359-0.82%
198043,826-720-1.62%
197044,5461940.44%
196044,3527,55720.54%
195036,7954,54614.1%
194032,2493,52612.28%
193028,7236,08526.88%
192022,6385,12129.23%
191017,5176,12253.73%
190011,3955,851105.54%
18905,5442,29170.43%
18803,25300%
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Spartanburg Population by Year