Introduction to Simpsonville, South Carolina

Simpsonville, South Carolina, in Greenville county, is 11 miles SE of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center) and 86 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina. The people of the city are in the Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson metropolitan area. Simpsonville has a population of 14,352.

Simpsonville History

The city of Simpsonville started in the 1820s. Simpson arrived in the region in 1838, and the area was assigned a post office in Jarrett Cook's house, who was a neighbor. Simpsonville High School was established in the year 1885. The region was earlier known as Plain and Simpsonville for quite some time. The area’s post office was finally named Simpsonville in 1885. By 1994, Simpsonville became the fastest growing city in the nation.

Simpsonville and nearby Attractions

  • Discovery Island
  • Heritage Park
  • Cruise Corner
  • Holly Tree Country Club
  • River Club House
  • Church of God Campground

Things To Do In Simpsonville

Simpsonville offers several sightseeing places for tourists to enjoy. The city also has several parks where you can relax and unwind. In addition, Simpsonville has great market places for shopping and several theatres where you can enjoy a movie.

Simpsonville Transportation

People seeking air transportation in the city can take flights from Greenville-Spartanburg International.

Simpsonville Higher Education

Some of the nearby colleges which provide higher education to residents of the city are Greenville Technical College, Bob Jones University, and Furman University.


Total Population 19,219
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 10,536
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 56.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.4%
Median Earnings25+ $35,871
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,558
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,216


Median Family Income $66,375
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $902
Median House Value $137,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.9%
US/American 0%
English 12.8%
Irish 9.1%

Simpsonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 86 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Greenville
Metro Area Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson
Standard Zip Codes 29680, 29681
Phone Area Codes 864
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.736
Longitude -82.254

Simpsonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 71 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station UNION 8 SW
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 43 to 74 F
Jul Temp 66 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fountain Inn 8,031 $53,074
Gray Court 834 $45,208
Greenville 60,670 $60,417
Mauldin 23,985 $61,996
Reidville 817 $62,500
Woodruff 4,101 $36,899

Simpsonville Hospitals

(Government - State)
(864) 454-6151
Emergency Service: Yes

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Simpsonville High Schools

Serves 2,189 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.5

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