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Spartanburg is a city in Spartanburg County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the Spartan Regiment of the state militia.

The latitude of Spartanburg is 34.949N. The longitude is -81.932W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 807 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 38,718.


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Median household income
Local
$28,735
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Spartanburg demographic reports
Spartanburg is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 821. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 20.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Arthur Prysock, singer
Local bands (past and present) have included Marshall Tucker Band
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Piedmont Interstate Fair - Oct. 8-14, 2007
  • International Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Spring Fling - May 4-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Spartanburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Croft State Natural Area
Historic sites and museums: Regional Museum of Spartanburg County, Spartanburg County Museum of Art
Colleges and universities: Converse College, University of South Carolina Upstate, Wofford College, Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 63

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Spartanburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Spartanburg County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greenville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29306 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Spartanburg residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Spartanburg ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Spartanburg was $18,136, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of Spartanburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Spartanburg include Hampton Heights Historic District, Spartanburg Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Spartanburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $367.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.


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Libraries in Spartanburg include H. Carlisle Bean Law Library, Spartanburg County Public Library, Westside Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Spartanburg include Spartanburg Herald-Journal

TV stations in Spartanburg include WRET, WSPA.

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Spartanburg County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Spartanburg political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Spartanburg workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Spartanburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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