Inman, South Carolina
Businesses along Mill Street
Location of Inman, South Carolina
Coordinates: 35°2′51″N 82°5′25″W / 35.04750°N 82.09028°W / 35.04750; -82.09028Coordinates: 35°2′51″N 82°5′25″W / 35.04750°N 82.09028°W / 35.04750; -82.09028
CountryUnited States
StateSouth Carolina
 • Total1.76 sq mi (4.55 km2)
 • Land1.75 sq mi (4.54 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
1,001 ft (305 m)
 • Total2,321
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,386.99/sq mi (535.53/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)864
FIPS code45-35755[3]
GNIS feature ID1223455[4]

Inman is a city in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 2,321 at the 2010 census.[5]

Greater Inman is close to the Spartanburg-Greenville-Asheville metroplex. Inman residents have access to nearby Lake Bowen that affords water recreational sports and fishing, and Inman is accessible by Interstate 26 and Interstate 85. The city contains a historic main street district, several houses of worship, and a school district.


The Bush House and Shiloh Methodist Church are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]


Inman is located at 35°2′51″N 82°5′25″W / 35.04750°N 82.09028°W / 35.04750; -82.09028 (35.047493, -82.090329).[7] The city lies just north of Spartanburg, and a few miles south of the North Carolina-South Carolina border.

The city's historic district lies along South Carolina Highway 292 just north of its intersection with U.S. Route 176 (which passes along the southwestern edge of the city). SC 292 also connects Inman with Interstate 26 to the east. Inman Mills, an unincorporated community, lies immediately southwest of Inman.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all land.


Inman is located in the Upstate region of South Carolina. The weather is temperate year-round, due to its location in the Isothermal Belt, a phenomenon that results when warmer air on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains blows over the mountains, leaving a 60-mile-wide (97 km) trough where significant temperature inversions of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or greater can occur.[8]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)2,430[2]4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,884 people, 750 households, and 486 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,015.8 people per square mile (782.2/km2). There were 829 housing units at an average density of 887.0 per square mile (344.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 69.27% White, 27.76% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.38% Asian, 0.74% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 750 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 79.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,403, and the median income for a family was $50,298. Males had a median income of $37,177 versus $30,399 for females. The per capita income for the city was $35,416. About 8.0% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 19.4% of those age 65 or over.


Inman has a lending library, a branch of the Spartanburg County Public Library.[10]

Notable people


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Inman city, South Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 15, 2011.
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Inman, South Carolina".
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  10. ^ "South Carolina libraries and archives". SCIWAY. Retrieved 13 June 2019.