A-
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
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$115,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$705
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%

Spartanburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    671
    283
  • Murder
    16
    6
  • Rape
    69
    41
  • Robbery
    252
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    896
    500
  • Theft
    5,081
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    342
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,637
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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The city of Spartanburg,SC has changed greatly since I was younger. The downtown area has once again become alive. Having a park-like atmosphere, there are new restaurants that have opened, open sitting areas with fountains, and even a free putt putt course! In the winter, a small ice skating rink is put up in the open area, allowing fun and exercise after school and on weekends. In the summer, a company brings in a super water slide that is almost a half mile long! There are neighboring cities and towns with more things to do, but there are also ones with much less to do. I am happy living in the city that I live in.
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I really enjoy how the downtown is finally being improved and is now on the rise. The local shops and food places are really good. In particular, I really enjoy Cribbs Kitchen, a restaurant downtown. Just 20 minutes or so from downtown in a nearby city called Inman, there is an exceptional restaurant called Bowen's Landing. The ice-skating rink downtown during Christmas time is also a nice touch.
Spartanburg is a wonderful town! People here in the South are very friendly. The town offers several community events and activities that are geared towards families.