This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Spartanburg has a very low population density. Spartanburg is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Based on its overall value of 3/10 and its quality of life rating of 3/10, Spartanburg, SC may not be the best fit for some homeowners. Be sure to visit Spartanburg before moving to make sure it’s the right fit for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Spartanburg has a population density of 2,014, with 38,578 current residents.
Out of the 38,578 current residents, 45% are male and 55% are female. 45% of the residents are married and 55% are single.
- 62% Sun
- 50% Rain
- 2% Snow
60°F average temperature
- 43 years Median home age
- $75,340 Median home price
- -5.97% Home appreciation rate
- 6.32% Annual property tax
As for living in Spartanburg, the air quality is 19% and the weather, on average, is 62% sunny, 50% rainy, and 2% snowy. The average temperature is 60°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Spartanburg, you should know that 44.1% of homes are owned while 44.5% of homes are rented, and 11.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $75,340, the median age of homes is 43 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.97% and the annual property tax is 6.32%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)10
When looking at the community of Spartanburg, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Spartanburg’s crime rate is 10 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Spartanburg is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 38.43% Democratic, 60.04% Republican, and 1.53% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:9
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
73%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
11%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Spartanburg, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 25.80% of residents are unemployed in Spartanburg (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Spartanburg residents: 11.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.17% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.5% are in the customer service field, 24.4% are in the sales field, 0.16% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.6% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 19% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:9. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 72.79%, 5.10% of residents have an associate’s degree, 15.42% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 10.56% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Spartanburg, you should be aware that the average commute time is 21 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Spartanburg have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 15% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.