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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$721
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%

Spartanburg County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    197
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    52
    41
  • Robbery
    57
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    451
    500
  • Theft
    1,881
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    164
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,219
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Spartanburg County Reviews

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Spartanburg is full of hidden gems. These gems range from The Beacon, where George W. Bush has eaten; to quaint coffee shops; affordable bookstores; restaurants and even a frozen custard shop. You can also head to the Fr8 Yard - an outside place where you can watch sports on a big screen T.V., eat amazing food, and even dogs are welcome! After eating you can play at the Sparkle City Mini Putt course, or in the winter you can ice skate on the ice rink that comes to Downtown Spartanburg - a must see attraction. Another sparkling aspect of Spartanburg is the Chapman Cultural Center where a variety of plays are performed and has gallery exhibitions. Spartanburg is home to the Hub City Railroad Museum, Hub City Farmer’s Market, and Hatcher Gardens, where you can stroll the scenic, indescribable, woodland paths. Spartanburg also sponsors Spring Fling and Red, White, and Boom. Spartanburg is the perfect mix of historical and modern styles, and you will never be bored here.
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I love Spartanburg! There are so many cool new attractions and restaurants coming to town, and it is only a short distance from major cities such as Atlanta, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach. Everyone who lives here is family and super kind to one another. It is a true college town with enough to have fun on the weekends but nothing distracting enough to disrupt studies. If anyone gets bored in Spartanburg, luckily exciting Greenville is only 30 minutes away! Spartanburg is a great place to live and anyone considering this town should be prepared to love it right away!
I worked for 17 years in this county with a very diverse homeless population and this experience increased my awareness that this growing small area do not provide enough resources to help this population successfully maintain independent living or self-sufficiency. Also, the drugs and crime rates are extremely high. However, this little city has some very nice community developments: A nice public park, a very nice auditorium for attracting entertainers, several local colleges, a shopping mall, and a free live band show downtown every Thursday and Friday nights.