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Overview

Introduction to Spartanburg, South Carolina

Spartanburg is located in Spartanburg County. It was the location of a major battle during the American Revolution. The municipality is known as a "college town" and provides numerous popular events that attract people from all over the region.

History

The area was originally home to the Catawba and the Cherokee. Spartanburg was founded as a courthouse town in the 1780's. The city took its name from the "Spartan Rifles," a military unit that fought during the American Revolution. The noteworthy Battle of Cowpens occurred in 1781 during the American Revolution. The victory by the Americans was a significant stride in winning the war in the southern region during the revolution. It was incorporated as a city in 1880 and the economy was thriving due to the growing textile industry. Also, during this time, hundreds of farmers would enter the Morgan Square in the city to sell their crops and products.

In the late 1800's and the beginning of the 20th Century, Spartanburg was known as the "Hub City" as nearly 90 trains either stopped at the station or traveled through the city on a daily basis. Early on in the history of the Spartanburg region, it was a prominent educational center. The city was also home to an opera house. After the United States became involved in World War I a significant training base for the troops was established near Spartanburg.

Transportation

The city is served by the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport and the Spartanburg Downtown Memorial Airport. The Spartanburg Area Regional Transit Agency serves the region. Amtrak Crescent train provides transportation from the city to numerous large metropolitan areas.

Attractions

  • The Chapman Cultural Center features history, dance, art, music, theatre and science.
  • The Showroom contains a gallery, stage and concert venue.
  • The Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium offers well known performers.
  • Lawson's Fort Creek features waterfalls and woodlands.
  • The Cottonwood Trail offers a wide variety of wildlife.
  • Hatcher Garden Woodland Preserve showcases a noteworthy flower garden and a large variety of birds and other types of wildlife.
  • Walnut Grove Plantation.
  • The Seay House.
  • The Price House.
  • Morgan Square is a major center for commerce and nightlife.
  • The Magnolia Street Train Depot.
  • The Spartanburg Museum of Art.
  • The Spartanburg Regional Museum of History.
  • Ballet Spartanburg.
  • Cowpens National Battlefield.
  • Hampton Heights Historic District features a variety of architectural styles.

Events and Activities

  • The Hub City Farmers' Market
  • Spring Fling
  • The Annual Sidewalk Arts Show
  • The International Festival
  • Music on Main
  • The Greek Festival
  • Taste of the Backcountry

Higher Education

The city is home to the University of South Carolina Upstate, Converse College, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Community College and Wofford College.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,570
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+15,542
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married31.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.6%
Median Earnings25+$27,915
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,474
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,931

Wealth

Median Family Income$39,944
% Above Poverty Level73.4%
% Below Poverty Level26.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.8%
Median Gross Rent$705
Median House Value$115,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)49.8%
English8.5%
German8.2%
Irish7%
Scottish3.5%
Italian1.7%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch1.1%
African1%
Polish1%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Arab0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Spartanburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Spartanburg County
Standard Zip Codes29301, 29302, 29303, 29306, 29307, 29316
P.O. Box Zip Codes29304, 29305
Company Zip Codes29319
Phone Area Codes864
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.93
Approximate Longitude-82.01

Spartanburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSPARTANBURG 3 SSE
Distance3.5 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
StationGRNVL SPART AP GREER
Distance16.5 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
StationTRYON
Distance24.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp46 to 74 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 73 F
Annual Precip65.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cowpens1,772$41,731
Inman2,189$46,250
Lyman3,378$63,750
Pacolet2,369$43,875
Reidville827$81,250
Wellford2,494$41,597

Spartanburg Public Libraries

Spartanburg County Public Library System
151 S. CHURCH STREET
Spartanburg, South Carolina
(864) 596-3511

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Spartanburg Hospitals

Mary Black Memorial Hospital
(Proprietary)
1700 Skylyn Dr
(803) 573-3000
Children's Habilitation Center
(Proprietary)
355 Cedar Springs Rd
(864) 577-7672
Spartanburg Hospital For Restorative Care
(Government - District/authority)
389 Serpentine Dr
(864) 560-3145
Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
(Government - District/authority)
101 E Wood St
(864) 560-6000

Spartanburg Public Schools

Arcadia Elementary
375 Spring Street
ZIP: 29301
(864) 576-1371
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Fairforest Middle
4120 North Blackstock Road
ZIP: 29301
(864) 576-1270
Middle
Total Enrollment 784
High Point Academy
500 Evangel Road
ZIP: 29301
(864) 316-9788
Other
Total Enrollment 408
Jesse S. Bobo Elementary
495 Powell Mill Road
ZIP: 29301
(864) 576-2085
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
West View Elementary
400 Oak Grove Road
ZIP: 29301
(864) 576-1833
Primary
Total Enrollment 823
Cedar Springs Academy
355 Cedar Springs Road
ZIP: 29302
(864) 577-7769
Other
Total Enrollment 99
E. P. Todd School
150 Old Canaan Road
ZIP: 29302
(864) 594-4475
Primary
Total Enrollment 918
Pine St. Elementary
500 South Pine Street
ZIP: 29302
(864) 594-4470
Primary
Total Enrollment 642
Sc School For The Blind Elementary/middle
355 Cedar Springs Road
ZIP: 29302
(864) 577-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 32
Sc School For The Blind High
355 Cedar Springs Road
ZIP: 29302
(864) 577-7600
High
Total Enrollment 25
Sc School For The Deaf Elementary/middle
355 Cedar Springs Road
ZIP: 29302
(864) 577-7811
Primary
Total Enrollment 48
Sc School For The Deaf High
355 Cedar Springs Road
ZIP: 29302
(864) 577-7814
High
Total Enrollment 41
Fairforest Elementary
1005 Mount Zion Road
ZIP: 29303
(864) 439-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
Lone Oak Elementary
7314 Lone Oak Road
ZIP: 29303
(864) 503-9088
Primary
Total Enrollment 378
The Cleveland Academy Of Leadership
151 Franklin Street
ZIP: 29303
(864) 594-4444
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
W. Herbert Chapman Elementary
230 Bryant Road
ZIP: 29303
(864) 594-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Spartanburg Preparatory
385 South Spring Street
ZIP: 29304
(864) 621-3882
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Carver Middle
467 South Church Street
ZIP: 29306
(864) 594-4435
Middle
Total Enrollment 544
Mary H. Wright Elementary
457 South Church Street
ZIP: 29306
(864) 594-4477
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Spartanburg School District 7 Early Childhood Center
301 Crescent Avenue
ZIP: 29306
(864) 594-4465
Primary
Total Enrollment 225
Woodland Heights Elementary
1216 John B. White Sr. Blvd
ZIP: 29306
(864) 576-0506
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Broome High
381 Cherry Hill Road
ZIP: 29307
(864) 279-6700
High
Total Enrollment 939
Cannons Elementary
1315 Old Converse Road
ZIP: 29307
(864) 279-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
Clifdale Elementary
451 Heritage Hills Road
ZIP: 29307
(864) 279-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Daniel Morgan Technology Center
201 Zion Hill Road
ZIP: 29307
(864) 579-2810
High
Houston Elementary
1475 Skylyn Drive
ZIP: 29307
(864) 594-4448
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
Jesse Boyd Elementary
1505 Fernwood Glendale Road
ZIP: 29307
(864) 594-4430
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Mccarthy/teszler Learning Center
175 Burdette Street
ZIP: 29307
(864) 596-8491
Mccracken Middle
300 Webber Road
ZIP: 29307
(864) 594-4457
Middle
Total Enrollment 738
Spartanburg Freshman Academy
50 Emory Road
ZIP: 29307
(864) 594-4513
Other
Total Enrollment 509
Spartanburg High
500 Dupre Drive
ZIP: 29307
(864) 594-4410
High
Total Enrollment 1287

Spartanburg Private Schools

Montessori West Christian School
8800 Warren H Abernathy Hwy
ZIP: 29301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Oakbrook Preparatory School
190 Lincoln School Rd
ZIP: 29301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 392
St James Methodist Kindergarten
213 N Lanford Rd
ZIP: 29301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Westgate Christian School
1990 Old Reidville Rd
ZIP: 29301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 161
St Paul The Apostle Catholic School
152 Alabama St
ZIP: 29302
Elementary
Total Enrollment 117
Fairview Christian Academy & Child Development Ctr
2058 Chesnee Hwy
ZIP: 29303
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
First Baptist Weekday Preschool
250 E Main St
ZIP: 29306
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Montessori Academy
384 S Spring St
ZIP: 29306
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
Spartanburg Day School
1701 Skylyn Dr
ZIP: 29307
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 430
Westminster Day School
309 Fernwood Dr
ZIP: 29307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Umc Of The Covenant Child Development Center
9020 Asheville Hwy
ZIP: 29316
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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