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    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Spartanburg is a town in South Carolina with a population of 37,384. Spartanburg is in Spartanburg County and is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. Living in Spartanburg offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Spartanburg there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Spartanburg and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Spartanburg are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$738
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Spartanburg 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
    671
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    69
    40.7
  • Robbery
    251.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    896.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,081.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    342.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Spartanburg

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,369
National
$55,322
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I grew up in a small town about 30 minutes away. Everyone acts the same in this small town and I was ready for something new. Spartanburg has so much more diversity and so many things to do. It is a great place to raise a family and to make memories with friends. I love that I have established a life here and I am so excited for my future. I highly recommend Spartanburg to anyone!
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Spartanburg is a small, but active city. The cities has many different locations and have great places to eat, play and there are many things to do here because festivals happen here pretty much daily. There is always something going on in our city. Our library here (the one downtown) holds many different events such as cooking classes, important people in history, and many more things. They even have events that the whole family can enjoy.
I really love it here in Spartanburg! It has great schools, food, and entertainment. Spartanburg high school is getting a new campus and there is a lot of development on the north side.