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Spartanburg, South Carolina 23 Reviews | Leave a Comment  Add Favorite


-Diverse economy
-Cost of living
-Nearby recreation


-Hot, humid summers
-Crime rates
-Low educational attainment

What Bert Has To Say About Spartanburg Metro Area

Spartanburg is the prosperous business and commercial center of the old metro area triad Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson. For many years mainly a textile milling and agriculture center, the economy has made the turn to bring in more new-economy businesses, as well as strengthen the old ones. Spartanburg is still a major center for agriculture processing and shipping, most particularly peaches and other orchard fruit. Most of the textile mills are gone, but it still remains the headquarters of textile leader Milliken, which also operates a research facility in the city.


Quick Facts About Spartanburg

    The unemployment rate in Spartanburg is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Spartanburg jobs have Increased by 1.49 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Spartanburg's cost of living is 16.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Spartanburg's population is 37,333 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -8.03 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Spartanburg is $82,900. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.00 percent.
    Spartanburg public schools spend $9,787 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 9 students per teacher in Spartanburg.

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We live in School Dis. 2 in Spartanburg. Spartanburg metro covers a large area These comments are about Spartanburg as a metro and not about any one spot. Like every... (read more)
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Spartanburg is a metro area of almost 300,000 people. It has over 2% of all investment from outside the U.S. It has healthcare that most cities of one million or more... (read more)
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