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
$121,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$692
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

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
    273
  • Murder
    16
    6
  • Rape
    69
    41
  • Robbery
    252
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    896
    525
  • Theft
    5,081
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    342
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,126
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    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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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.
I am currently a student at Wofford in Spartanburg. Although my permanent home is only sbout25 miles away, Spartanburg is much different. There are many more community activities and cultural events, if you want to get involved. There are plenty of outdoor activities, events, and ways to get involved if you so choose. It has a very down south homey feel. However, there are some areas that should be stayed away from and a slightly higher crime rate than I prefer.