Spartanburg, South Carolina Population 2021

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Spartanburg is a city located in Spartanburg County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 37,039, it is the 12th largest city in South Carolina and the 1057th largest city in the United States . Spartanburg is currently declining at a rate of -0.48% annually but its population has increased by 0.07% 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 1,874 people per square mile.

The average household income in Spartanburg is $60,187 with a poverty rate of 23.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $810 per month, and the median house value is $125,600. The median age in Spartanburg is 34.6 years, 32.5 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Spartanburg Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 47.48%
  • White: 46.81%
  • Asian: 2.33%
  • Two or more races: 2.07%
  • Other race: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Spartanburg, South Carolina is 37,039 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 37,579.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,013.

Spartanburg, South Carolina Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021331,0815,6481.71%
2020325,4335,6481.74%
2019319,7855,6481.77%
2018314,1377,3972.35%
2017306,7405,8731.91%
2016300,8674,3091.43%
2015296,5583,5771.21%
2014292,9812,5670.88%
2013290,4142,2380.77%
2012288,1762,0740.72%
2011286,1021,3710.48%
2010284,7310.00%

Spartanburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American17,76947.48%
White17,52046.81%
Asian8712.33%
Two or More Races7752.07%
Some Other Race3200.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native1560.42%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.03%
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Spartanburg Population by Race

Spartanburg Population Pyramid $2021

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Spartanburg Median Age

34.6


Total

32.5


Male

35.9


Female

Spartanburg Adults

There are 28,820 adults, (5,976 of whom are seniors) in Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Spartanburg Sex Ratio

Female

20,096

53.70%

Male

17,328

46.30%

Spartanburg Population by Age

Spartanburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Spartanburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.1%24.9%
All46.2%53.8%
Non Family39.1%60.9%
Male34.8%65.2%
Female23.4%76.6%

46.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Spartanburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,1542.3246.2
Non Family6,5161.239.1
Married4,5153.0375.1
Female3,2243.4223.4
Male8993.0234.8

3.09

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Spartanburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,0544.38%
9th to 12th Grade2,58110.74%
High School Graduate6,61627.52%
Some College4,52818.84%
Associates Degree2,0638.58%
Bachelors Degree4,52218.81%
Graduate Degree2,67311.12%
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Spartanburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Spartanburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,46510,8285,589
Black10,8758,1611,146
Hispanic879758197
Asian479396170
2+ Races319257150
Other Race18515321
Native American14498
Islander888

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%.

Spartanburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,823$36,877$27,399
Less Than 9th Grade$16,998$20,230$14,324
High School Graduate$26,355$29,628$23,669
Some College$26,826$34,219$23,768
Bachelors Degree$41,376$51,447$35,897
Graduate Degree$61,705$74,167$56,304

$31,823

Average Earnings

$36,877

Average Male

$27,399

Average Female

Spartanburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Spartanburg Language by Age

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Spartanburg Language

93.63% of Spartanburg residents speak only English, while 6.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.19% of the population.

Spartanburg Language

Spartanburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black17,2625,94734.45%
White14,6761,57210.71%
Hispanic1,62442025.86%
Multiple73420527.93%
Other2937224.57%
Asian837617.29%
Native15663.85%

23.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.82%

Male Poverty Rate

23.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spartanburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spartanburg is Black, with 34.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spartanburg is Native, with 3.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.14%.

Spartanburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.41%
High School20.38%
Some College14.22%
Bachelors or Greater6.11%

Spartanburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed49.01%
Male Unemployed32.64%
Female Employed13.40%
Male Employed5.72%

Spartanburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Spartanburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,053$60,187
Families$49,058$74,272
Married Families$78,115$110,387
Non Families$30,429$39,084
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Income by Household Type

Spartanburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.2%

Male Marriage Rate

28.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Spartanburg Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Spartanburg Marital Status

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2,156

Number of Veterans

1,891

Male Veterans

265

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam731
Second Gulf War432
First Gulf War389
Korea156
World War II143

Spartanburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+512
55 to 64496
65 to 74445
35 to 54403
18 to 34300

Spartanburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1838.17%
Black8736.78%
Native American3725.69%
Asian335.20%
Hispanic201.84%
2+ Races153.43%
Islander861.54%
Other Race73.40%

Spartanburg Veterans by Race

Spartanburg Veterans by Education

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9.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spartanburg Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

7.3%

Unemployment Rate

Spartanburg Employment by Age

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Spartanburg Employment by Race

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Spartanburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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65.54%

Born in Spartanburg

95.71%

Native Born

4.29%

Foreign Born

1.79%

Non Citizen

2.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.71% of Spartanburg residents were born in the United States, with 65.54% having been born in South Carolina. 1.79% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202137,039-180-0.48%
202037,219-180-0.48%
201937,399-180-0.48%
201837,5791510.40%
201737,428350.09%
201637,3931430.38%
201537,2501000.27%
201437,150650.18%
201337,085760.21%
201237,0091600.43%
201136,849720.20%
201036,777-2,896-0.76%
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%

Spartanburg Population by Year