Spartanburg 63 Below average
Spartanburg Livability #178 ranked city in South Carolina#20,294 ranked city in the USARanks better than 30% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Spartanburg Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Spartanburg Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% lower than South Carolina
9010% less expensive than the US average
South Carolina
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Spartanburg cost of living
F Spartanburg Crime Total crime is 122% higher than South Carolina
Total crime
7,676208% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 14208% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
74%Year over year crime is up
Spartanburg crime
F Spartanburg Employment Household income is 24% lower than South Carolina
Median household income
$35,63736% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,93026% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%27% higher than the US average
Spartanburg employment
D+ Spartanburg Housing Home value is 19% lower than South Carolina
Median home value
$115,90037% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$70526% lower than the US average
Home ownership
46%27% lower than the US average
Spartanburg real estate or Spartanburg rentals
F Spartanburg Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than South Carolina
High school grad. rates
79%5% lower than the US average
School test scores
39%22% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
12:123% lower than the US average
Spartanburg K-12 schools
C+ Spartanburg User Ratings There are a total of 11 ratings in Spartanburg
Overall user rating
65% 11 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
64% 10 total surveys
all Spartanburg poll results

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      Living in Spartanburg, SC

      Spartanburg is a mid-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. The city has a population of 37,570 inhabitants. Spartanburg is mostly populated by White (47%) and Black or African American (48%) ethnic groups. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Spartanburg. With average one way commute time of only 19 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Living in Spartanburg can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of South Carolina, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Spartanburg, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like weather, education, housing and more.

      Spartanburg, SC receives 66/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #143 in South Carolina and #15,495 in the USA. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Spartanburg ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and weather (B-). Spartanburg does not score well for the following: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Spartanburg has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Hollywild Animal Park, BMW Zentrum, and Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve.

      Assuming that Spartanburg meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Spartanburg. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Spartanburg are simply unattainable. The median home price for Spartanburg homes is $115,900, which is 19.3% lower than the South Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Spartanburg, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 6.5% higher than the South Carolina average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Spartanburg area were 8.1% and 5 year appreciation rates were 5.2%.

      Spartanburg transportation information

      StatisticSpartanburgSouth CarolinaNational
      Average one way commute19min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work79.1%82.8%76.4%
      Workers who carpool10.8%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.2%0.6%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.2%2.2%2.8%
      Working from home3.4%3.6%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Spartanburg, SC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).