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The 2000 Census showed that Spartanburg County had a population of 253,791 people. This represented 6.33% of the total population of South Carolina, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 46 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Spartanburg had a population of 286,822 people. This is an increase of 13.02% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010284,307+12.02%-0.88% since 2009
2009286,822+13.02%+1.52% since 2008
2008282,520+11.32%+2.09% since 2007
2007276,725+9.04%+2.21% since 2006
2006270,735+6.68%+1.81% since 2005
2005265,919+4.78%+1.1% since 2004
2004263,028+3.64%+0.74% since 2003
2003261,085+2.87%+0.74% since 2002
2002259,155+2.11%+0.92% since 2001
2001256,794+1.18%+1.18% since 2000
2000253,791The Last Census

Spartanburg County had 106,986 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Spartanburg County has a total area<3> of 819 square miles [2,121 km²]. Of this total, 810 square miles [2,100 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1%) being water (8.22 square miles [21.29 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Spartanburg County had a population density of 313 people per square mile [120.8 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 46 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Spartanburg County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Spartanburg and the state of South Carolina.

Click here for the Spartanburg County QuickFact (QF-45083).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Spartanburg County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Spartanburg County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Polk (NC)QF-37149   NW19,25518,3245.08%
Rutherford (NC)QF-37161   N63,41562,8990.82%
CherokeeQF-45021   E54,71452,5374.14%
GreenvilleQF-45045   W451,428379,61618.92%
LaurensQF-45059   S70,04569,5670.69%
UnionQF-45087   SE27,36229,881-8.43%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Spartanburg. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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