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Welcome to Spartanburg ...

The city of Spartanburg is located in Spartanburg County<1> and is the County Seat for Spartanburg County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Spartanburg has a population of 37,426 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Spartanburg.

Spartanburg is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Spartanburg lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Spartanburg is located in the (864) area code.

The ZIP codes for Spartanburg: 29301-29307, 29316, 29319<4>

Websites for Spartanburg ...

Official Website:   www.cityofspartanburg.org/

Junior League:   www.jlweb/spartanburg.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Spartanburg had an population of 37,426 people. This is an increase of 1.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Spartanburg had a population of 37,013 people (or 13.02% of the total population of Spartanburg County). This makes Spartanburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Spartanburg represents 0.8% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 37,013 people, the population of Spartanburg decreased 6.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 39,673 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Spartanburg.

Communities Also Named Spartanburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Spartanburg - they are located in Indiana and Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Spartanburg.

Communities near Spartanburg ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Spartanburg.

  • Greer [Greenville County]
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    • Greer [Greenville County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Spartanburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,316 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greer<6>
  • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
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    • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Spartanburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<6>
  • Woodruff [Spartanburg County]
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    • Woodruff [Spartanburg County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Spartanburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,507 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodruff<6>
  • Lyman [Spartanburg County]
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    • Lyman [Spartanburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Spartanburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,796 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyman<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Duncan [Spartanburg County]
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      • Duncan [Spartanburg County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,715 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<6>
    • Wellford [Spartanburg County]
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      • Wellford [Spartanburg County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,774 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellford<6>
    • Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
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      • Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacolet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacolet<6>
    • Inman [Spartanburg County]
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      • Inman [Spartanburg County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,480 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inman<6>
    • Cowpens [Spartanburg County]
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      • Cowpens [Spartanburg County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowpens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowpens<6>
    • Chesnee [Cherokee County]
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      • Chesnee [Cherokee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Spartanburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 942 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesnee<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Spartanburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spartanburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Spartanburg. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Spartanburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Spartanburg. Our list includes 27 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Spartanburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Spartanburg ...

Looking for more information about Spartanburg? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Spartanburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Spartanburg.

Adding Spartanburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Spartanburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Spartanburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Spartanburg on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Spartanburg on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in South Carolina

About Spartanburg County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spartanburg: www.cityofspartanburg.org/

The official website for Spartanburg County: www.co.spartanburg.sc.us/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Spartanburg, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spartanburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spartanburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Spartanburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Spartanburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Spartanburg includes: 29301, 29302, 29303, 29304, 29305, 29306, 29316 & 29319.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spartanburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spartanburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpartanburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spartanburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9515, Longitude: -81.9327    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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