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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,183
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens12.4%
Employed Population 16+11,086
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married55.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.9%
Median Earnings25+$37,172
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,934
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,730

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,430
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$921
Median House Value$153,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34%
English14.9%
Irish11.5%
German10%
Scottish2.6%
Italian2.4%
Polish2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Dutch1.3%
Welsh0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
African0.7%
Arab0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Hungarian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
South African0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Australian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Simpsonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Greenville County
Standard Zip Codes29680, 29681
Phone Area Codes864
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.69
Approximate Longitude-82.29

Simpsonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGRNVL SPART AP GREER
Distance11.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 71 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationSPARTANBURG 3 SSE
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 54 F
Apr Temp45 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip49.9 inches
StationUNION 8 SW
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp27 to 52 F
Apr Temp43 to 74 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fountain Inn8,044$60,423
Gray Court716$57,857
Greenville62,776$65,877
Mauldin24,723$73,700
Reidville827$81,250
Woodruff4,127$38,629

Simpsonville Hospitals

Hillcrest Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
729 Se Main St
(864) 454-6151

Simpsonville Public Schools

Brashier Middle College Charter
1830 West Georgia Road
ZIP: 29680
(864) 757-1800
High
Total Enrollment 421
Ralph Chandler Middle
4231 Fork Shoals Road
ZIP: 29680
(864) 452-0300
Middle
Total Enrollment 689
Bell's Crossing Elementary
804 Scuffletown Road
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-3800
Primary
Total Enrollment 955
Bethel Elementary
111 Bethel School Road
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 991
Bryson Elementary
703 Bryson Drive
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 868
Bryson Middle
3657 South Industrial Drive
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-2100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1037
Hillcrest High
3665 South Industrial Drive
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-3500
High
Total Enrollment 2106
Hillcrest Middle
510 Garrison Road
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-6100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1001
Mauldin Elementary
1194 Holland Road
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-3700
Primary
Total Enrollment 909
Mauldin Middle
1190 Holland Road
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-6770
Middle
Total Enrollment 1090
Monarch Elementary
224 Five Forks Road
ZIP: 29681
(864) 452-0600
Primary
Total Enrollment 847
Oakview Elementary
515 Godfrey Road
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 975
Plain Elementary
506 Neely Ferry Road
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 885
Rudolph Gordon Elementary
1507 Scuffletown Road
ZIP: 29681
(864) 452-0200
Primary
Total Enrollment 748
Simpsonville Elementary
200 Morton Avenue
ZIP: 29681
(864) 355-8300
Primary
Total Enrollment 787

Simpsonville Private Schools

Bethlehem Christian Academy
4 Harrison Bridge Rd
ZIP: 29681
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Five Oaks Academy
1101 Jonesville Rd
ZIP: 29681
Elementary
Total Enrollment 130
Greenville Classical Academy
2519 Woodruff Rd
ZIP: 29681
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
Hope Academy
2258 Woodruff Rd
ZIP: 29681
Elementary
Total Enrollment 47
Immanuel Lutheran School
2820 Woodruff Rd
ZIP: 29681
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Southside Christian School
2211 Woodruff Rd
ZIP: 29681
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 897
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