Spartanburg County, South Carolina Population 2020

Spartanburg County, South Carolina's estimated population is 328,400 with a growth rate of 2.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Spartanburg County, South Carolina is the 5th largest county in South Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020328,4007,2562.26%
2019321,1447,2562.31%
2018313,8887,2562.37%
2017306,6325,8311.94%
2016300,8014,2211.42%
2015296,5803,5041.20%
2014293,0762,5930.89%
2013290,4832,2700.79%
2012288,2132,1100.74%
2011286,1031,3550.48%
2010284,74857,94825.55%
1990226,80024,93912.35%
1980201,86128,13716.20%
1970173,72416,89410.77%
1960156,8306,4814.31%
1950150,34922,61617.71%
1940127,73311,4109.81%
1930116,32322,05823.40%
192094,26510,80012.94%
191083,46517,90527.31%
190065,56010,17518.37%
189055,38514,97637.06%
188040,40914,62556.72%
187025,784-1,135-4.22%
186026,9195191.97%
185026,4002,73111.54%
184023,6692,51911.91%
183021,1504,16124.49%
182016,9892,73019.15%
181014,2592,13717.63%
180012,1223,32237.75%
17908,8000.00%
2020 Growth Rate
2.26%
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Founded
1785
County Seat
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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White221,84473.41%
Black or African American61,72420.43%
Asian6,7442.23%
Two or More Races6,5892.18%
Some Other Race4,6931.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native5260.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander750.02%
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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Median Age

38.2


Total

36.9


Male

39.5


Female

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Adults

There are 231,739 adults, (47,462 of whom are seniors) in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

155,660

51.51%

Male

146,535

48.49%

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Households and Families

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.5%14.5%
All69.6%30.4%
Male62.5%37.5%
Non Family56.2%43.8%
Female47.9%52.1%

69.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All114,6402.5769.6
Married55,5973.1685.5
Non Family36,3291.2156.2
Female16,2973.3347.9
Male6,4173.2562.5

3.12

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,6865.26%
9th to 12th Grade19,2609.47%
High School Graduate59,81229.41%
Some College43,32321.31%
Associates Degree21,80910.73%
Bachelors Degree30,93215.21%
Graduate Degree17,5178.61%
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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White146,912129,69739,877
Black39,49131,6595,347
Hispanic10,1196,2001,347
Asian4,4213,7571,323
Other Race2,5491,452308
Multiple Races2,3111,891588
Native American38732040
Islander727034

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97.22%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 47.22%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,488$40,254$28,273
Less Than High School$21,940$26,079$16,147
High School Grad$27,448$32,027$22,255
Some College$32,360$41,746$27,054
Bachelors Degree$45,386$59,108$37,129
Graduate Degree$55,550$75,616$50,104

$33,488

Average Earnings

$40,254

Average Male

$28,273

Average Female

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Language

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Language by Age

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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Language

89.88% of Spartanburg County, South Carolina residents speak only English, while 10.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.93% of the population.

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Poverty

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White202,39921,43910.59%
Black59,02014,26224.16%
Hispanic19,6656,09631.00%
Other4,5121,52733.84%
Multiple6,2501,41722.67%
Asian6,6614987.48%
Native5266913.12%

14.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.39%

Male Poverty Rate

16.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Spartanburg County, South Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Spartanburg County, South Carolina is Other, with 33.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Spartanburg County, South Carolina is Asian, with 7.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.73%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.49%
High School13.42%
Some College8.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed36.99%
Male Unemployed31.83%
Female Employed7.92%
Male Employed5.26%

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Income

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,179$66,705
Families$61,238$78,309
Married Families$73,895$91,729
Non Families$27,915$38,969
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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Marital Status

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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Spartanburg County, South Carolina 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 County, South Carolina Marital Status by Race

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Spartanburg County, South Carolina Veterans

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18,334

Number of Veterans

16,932

Male Veterans

1,402

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,943
Second Gulf War3,541
First Gulf War3,293
Korea1,530
World War II604
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 744,968
75+3,943
55 to 643,828
35 to 543,791
18 to 341,804
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Name Veterans % of Total
White14,5008.36%
Black3,2917.09%
Hispanic3292.66%
2 or More2346.99%
Asian1763.46%
Indian7517.12%
Other321.10%
Hawaiian2634.67%

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Veterans by Education

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7.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Spartanburg County, South Carolina Employment Status

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61.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

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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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63.48%

Born in South Carolina

93.64%

Native Born

6.36%

Foreign Born

3.48%

Non Citizen

2.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.64% of Spartanburg County, South Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 63.48% having been born in South Carolina. 3.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990