Spartanburg, SC

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Population

37,384

0.495% decline

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$37,369

4.86% growth

Poverty Rate

24.6%


Number of Employees

16,257

2.08% growth

Median Property Value

$118,600

2.33% growth

About

In 2017, Spartanburg, SC had a population of 37.4k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $37,369. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Spartanburg, SC declined from 37,570 to 37,384, a -0.495% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,637 to $37,369, a 4.86% increase.

The population of Spartanburg, SC is 47.3% Black or African American Alone, 45.6% White Alone, and 3.89% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Spartanburg, SC speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Spartanburg, SC are Wofford College (472 degrees awarded in 2016), Converse College (296 degrees), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg (96 degrees).

The median property value in Spartanburg, SC is $118,600, and the homeownership rate is 45.9%. Most people in Spartanburg, SC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Spartanburg, SC is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Spartanburg, SC employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Spartanburg, SC are Manufacturing (3,352 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,197 people), and Retail Trade (1,962 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,563), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,132), and Finance & Insurance ($35,685).

Median household income in Spartanburg, SC is $37,369. Males in Spartanburg, SC have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,985. The income inequality in Spartanburg, SC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,369

2017 value

± $1,367

4.86%

1 Year Growth

± 5.29%

Households in Spartanburg, SC have a median annual income of $37,369, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,637 in 2016, which represents a 4.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$56,080

Average Male Salary

± $1,419

$40,985

Average Female Salary

± $1,018

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Carolina made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,597 ± $53,271

  2. Asian

    $47,877 ± $7,789

  3. White

    $47,332 ± $1,044

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Carolina workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in South Carolina by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Spartanburg, SC is from South Carolina.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.456

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.695% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Carolina across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 213.02

  2. Census Tract 219.02

  3. Census Tract 221.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Spartanburg, SC was Census Tract 213.02 with a value of $71,005, followed by Census Tract 219.02 and Census Tract 221.01, with respective values of $61,209 and $58,995.

The following map shows all of the places in Spartanburg, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Spartanburg, SC (8.61k out of 35k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    6,054 ± 521

  2. White

    2,123 ± 303

  3. Hispanic

    449 ± 164

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Spartanburg, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

16.3k

2017 Value

± 867

2.08%

1 Year growth

± 7.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spartanburg, SC grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 15.9k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Spartanburg, SC, are Production Occupations (2,243 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,067 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,694 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Spartanburg, SC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Spartanburg, SC, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (2,243 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,067 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,694 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Spartanburg, SC has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.74 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.38 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Spartanburg, SC, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($125,625), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,566), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.3k

2017 Value

± 867

2.08%

1 Year growth

± 7.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Spartanburg, SC grew at a rate of 2.08%, from 15.9k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Spartanburg, SC, are Manufacturing (3,352 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,197 people), and Retail Trade (1,962 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Spartanburg, SC, though some of these residents may live in Spartanburg, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Spartanburg, SC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,352 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,197 people), and Retail Trade (1,962 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Spartanburg, SC has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.04 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.9 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Spartanburg, SC, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,563), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,132), and Finance & Insurance ($35,685).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $15.9B

  2. $15.2B

  3. $11.7B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina product (by dollars) was Plastics/rubber with $15.9B, followed by Machinery ($15.2B) and Mixed freight ($11.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Carolina products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$163B

2015 Value

$244B

Projected 2045 Value

49.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound South Carolina trade was $163B. This is expected to increase 49.4% to $244B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Carolina trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Carolina to other states, or from other states to South Carolina.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.2B

  2. $13.4B

  3. $5.71B

In 2015, the top outbound South Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $22.2B, followed by Georgia with $13.4B and Tennessee and $5.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Carolina shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

87.5% of the population of Spartanburg, SC has health coverage, with 37.9% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Spartanburg, SC was $7,311 in 2014. This is a 4.15% increase from the previous year ($7,020).

Primary care physicians in Spartanburg, SC see 1483 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1488 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 639 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (20.1%). Additionally, Lee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,483 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in South Carolina see an average of 1,483 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (1,488 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in South Carolina in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,311

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,235

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,491

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,298

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.15%, from $7,020 to $7,311.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12.5%

Uninsured

37.9%

Employer Coverage

24.9%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

1.28%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Spartanburg, SC declined by 9.93% from 13.9% to 12.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Spartanburg, SC changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 20.1% prevalence

  2. 19.6% prevalence

  3. 18.7% prevalence

Dillon County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina, at 20.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Carolina by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Spartanburg, SC is home to a population of 37.4k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.37% of Spartanburg, SC residents were born outside of the country (1.26k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Spartanburg, SC is composed of 17.7k Black or African American Alone residents (47.3%), 17k White Alone residents (45.6%), 1.45k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.89%), 596 Asian Alone residents (1.59%), 519 Two or More Races residents (1.39%), 65 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.174%), 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0508%), and 13 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0348%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Spartanburg, SC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Spartanburg, SC was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Spartanburg, SC are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Spartanburg, SC residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.37%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.26k people

3.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.35k people

As of 2017, 3.37% of Spartanburg, SC residents (1.26k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Spartanburg, SC was 3.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    68,828 ± 6,396 people

  2. India

    11,778 ± 2,661 people

  3. Philippines

    9,880 ± 2,438 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 68,828 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 11,778 and Philippines with 9,880.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Spartanburg, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Spartanburg, SC was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    17.7k ± 741

  2. White Alone

    17k ± 753

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.45k ± 336

In 2017, there were 1.04 times more Black or African American Alone residents (17.7k people) in Spartanburg, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17k White Alone and 1.45k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Spartanburg, SC as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Spartanburg, SC citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Spartanburg, SC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Spartanburg, SC are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    779 ± 161

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    455 ± 163

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    236 ± 95

Spartanburg, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Spartanburg, SC awarded 875 degrees. The student population of Spartanburg, SC is skewed towards women, with 894 male students and 2,296 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Spartanburg, SC are White (689 and 80.3%), followed by Black or African American (97 and 11.3%), Hispanic or Latino (30 and 3.5%), and Two or More Races (16 and 1.86%).

The largest universities in Spartanburg, SC by number of degrees awarded are Wofford College (472 and 53.9%), Converse College (296 and 33.8%), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg (96 and 11%).

The most popular majors in Spartanburg, SC are General Biological Sciences (73 and 8.34%), General Psychology (66 and 7.54%), and General Finance (54 and 6.17%).

The median tuition costs in Spartanburg, SC are $27,430 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 73 degrees awarded

  2. 66 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Spartanburg, SC was General Biological Sciences with 73 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Spartanburg, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 472 degrees awarded

  2. 296 degrees awarded

  3. 96 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$27,430

Median Private

In 2016, the Spartanburg, SC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wofford College with 472 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

266

Degrees Awarded to Men

609

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 266 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Spartanburg, SC, which is 0.437 times less than the 609 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Spartanburg, SC by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    689 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    97 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    30 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Spartanburg, SC were to White students. These 689 degrees mean that there were 7.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 97 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Spartanburg, SC was $118,600 in 2017, which is 0.545 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $115,900 to $118,600, a 2.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Spartanburg, SC is 45.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Spartanburg, SC have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Spartanburg, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$37,369

Median Household Income

± $1,367

15.4k

Number of Households

± 762

In 2017, the median household income of the 15.4k households in Spartanburg, SC grew to $37,369 from the previous year's value of $35,637.

The following chart displays the households in Spartanburg, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$118,600

2017 Median

± $5,236

$115,900

2016 Median

± $6,776

In 2017, the median property value in Spartanburg, SC grew to to $118,600 from the previous year's value of $115,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Spartanburg, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Spartanburg, SC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Spartanburg, SC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Spartanburg, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

45.9%

2017 Homeownership

46.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 45.9% of the housing units in Spartanburg, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Spartanburg, SC compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Spartanburg, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Spartanburg, SC have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Spartanburg, SC have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.03% of the workforce in Spartanburg, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Walked

    3.88%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Spartanburg, SC was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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