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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Housing
    A-
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B
  8. Cost of Living
    A-
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  11. Commute
    B-
Spartanburg County is located in South Carolina with a population of 302,195. Spartanburg County is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. In Spartanburg County, most residents own their homes. In Spartanburg County there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Spartanburg County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Spartanburg County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$133,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$773
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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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

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    433.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,586.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    196.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Spartanburg County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,179
National
$55,322

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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Spartanburg is growing each day it seems and becoming more and more of a "bigger" city. There are great schools, great neighborhoods, job opportunities, but just outside of the main city areas, there is beautiful countryside to still be had. We're only 3.5 hours from the beach and an even shorter drive to the mountains. What a blessing!
I would like to see more tourism activities such as parks that have areas in which species that live in Spartanburg could be seen. Some roads would be better. However, I really love homely environment of Spartanburg along with apretty downtown!