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Spartanburg County
Spartanburg County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°56′N 81°59′W / 34.93°N 81.99°W / 34.93; -81.99
Country United States
State South Carolina
Founded1785
SeatSpartanburg
Largest citySpartanburg
Area
 • Total819 sq mi (2,120 km2)
 • Land808 sq mi (2,090 km2)
 • Water11 sq mi (30 km2)  1.4%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total327,997
 • Density400/sq mi (150/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts4th, 5th
Websitewww.spartanburgcounty.org

Spartanburg County is a county located on the northwestern border of the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2020 Census, the population was 327,997,[1] making it the fifth-most populous county in South Carolina. Its county seat is Spartanburg.[2]

Spartanburg County is coterminous with the Spartanburg, SC Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson, SC Combined Statistical Area.[3]

USS Spartanburg County is named after the county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 819 square miles (2,120 km2), of which 808 square miles (2,090 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.4%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties

Major interstates

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
17908,800
180012,12237.8%
181014,25917.6%
182016,98919.1%
183021,15024.5%
184023,66911.9%
185026,40011.5%
186026,9192.0%
187025,784−4.2%
188040,40956.7%
189055,38537.1%
190065,56018.4%
191083,46527.3%
192094,26512.9%
1930116,32323.4%
1940127,7339.8%
1950150,34917.7%
1960156,8304.3%
1970173,72410.8%
1980201,86116.2%
1990226,80012.4%
2000253,79111.9%
2010284,30712.0%
2020327,99715.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
1790–1960[6] 1900–1990[7]
1990–2000[8] 2010–2017[9]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 284,307 people, 109,246 households, and 75,404 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 351.9 inhabitants per square mile (135.9/km2). There were 122,628 housing units at an average density of 151.8 per square mile (58.6/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 72.3% white, 20.6% black or African American, 2.0% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 3.1% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.9% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 13.6% were American, 10.5% were Irish, 9.6% were English, and 8.8% were German.[12]

Of the 109,246 households, 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.0% were non-families, and 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 38.0 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $42,680 and the median income for a family was $53,149. Males had a median income of $41,445 versus $31,602 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,924. About 11.0% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Spartanburg County is served by the Spartanburg County School System, which is divided into seven districts. Some of the districts share a vocational school, and also share the McCarthy Teszler School, a special education school.

South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind is in an unincorporated area in the county, near Spartanburg.

Spartanburg Day School, a private school, is in an unincorporated area.

Colleges and universities

Healthcare

Spartanburg County's healthcare is mainly provided by Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Spartanburg Regional is a public, not-for-profit, integrated health care delivery system with several facilities in Spartanburg, including:

Cancer care expansion

In early 2018, Spartanburg Regional began construction on an expansion of its Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute at Pelham location. The 190,000-square-foot expansion is intended to provide cancer care for more patients along the border of Spartanburg and Greenville counties. It is anticipated that the construction will be completed in spring 2020.[26]

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated places

Other unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[27]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 62.9% 93,560 35.6% 52,926 1.5% 2,169
2016 63.0% 76,277 33.0% 39,997 4.0% 4,816
2012 60.9% 66,969 37.7% 41,461 1.3% 1,476
2008 60.0% 65,042 38.4% 41,632 1.5% 1,654
2004 64.1% 62,004 34.8% 33,633 1.2% 1,121
2000 62.4% 52,114 35.4% 29,559 2.3% 1,880
1996 53.5% 35,972 39.9% 26,814 6.6% 4,410
1992 51.9% 37,707 35.1% 25,488 13.0% 9,440
1988 63.2% 40,801 35.6% 22,964 1.2% 803
1984 66.4% 41,553 32.2% 20,130 1.4% 892
1980 51.1% 30,092 46.3% 27,245 2.6% 1,532
1976 42.0% 20,456 57.3% 27,925 0.7% 336
1972 75.3% 31,308 23.1% 9,586 1.6% 662
1968 38.7% 18,183 24.4% 11,467 36.9% 17,346
1964 47.9% 18,411 52.1% 20,034
1960 35.2% 10,940 64.8% 20,134
1956 26.7% 6,822 65.0% 16,637 8.3% 2,124
1952 31.4% 10,028 68.6% 21,883
1948 5.2% 627 56.0% 6,741 38.8% 4,673
1944 4.6% 402 92.6% 8,092 2.8% 244
1940 2.7% 248 97.4% 9,119
1936 1.6% 173 98.4% 10,739
1932 2.4% 227 97.6% 9,216 0.0% 1
1928 16.5% 760 83.5% 3,859 0.0% 1
1924 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0
1920 3.8% 182 96.2% 4,584
1916 2.4% 112 96.3% 4,503 1.3% 60
1912 1.0% 37 94.1% 3,616 5.0% 191
1908 5.1% 225 94.7% 4,162 0.1% 5
1904 3.1% 84 96.9% 2,621
1900 3.9% 101 96.1% 2,467
1896 5.5% 247 94.4% 4,234 0.0% 0
1892 13.1% 551 83.7% 3,515 3.0% 129

See also

References

  1. ^ "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 18-04: Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas" (PDF). United States Office of Management and Budget. September 14, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
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  7. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
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  9. ^ "Counties Population Totals Tables: 2010-2017". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
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  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
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  14. ^ "School District One". Spartanburg1.k12.sc.us. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  15. ^ "School District Two". Spartanburg2.k12.sc.us. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  16. ^ "School District Three". Spa3.k12.sc.us. Archived from the original on September 18, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  17. ^ "School District Four". Spartanburg4.org. September 10, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  18. ^ "School District Five". Spart5.k12.sc.us. Archived from the original on April 10, 2008. Retrieved November 21, 2013.
  19. ^ "School District Six". Spartanburg6.k12.sc.us. May 30, 2011. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  20. ^ "School District Seven". Spart7.org. Retrieved September 1, 2011.
  21. ^ "Pelham Medical Center - Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System". www.spartanburgregional.com. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  22. ^ "Cancer Treatment at Gibbs Cancer Center - Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System". www.spartanburgregional.com. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  23. ^ "Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health - Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System". www.spartanburgregional.com. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  24. ^ "About Us - Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System". www.medicalgroupofthecarolinas.com. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
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  27. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-03-13.

Coordinates: 34°56′N 81°59′W / 34.93°N 81.99°W / 34.93; -81.99