Spartanburg County, South Carolina

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Spartanburg County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The 2000 census recorded its population to be 253,791; in 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that its population had reached 275,534. Its county seat is Spartanburg.[1] It is included in the Spartanburg, South Carolina, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Also the USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192) is named after the county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 819 square miles (2,122 km²), of which 811 square miles (2,100 km²) is land and 8 square miles (21 km²) (1.00%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2006, there were 275,534 people, 97,735 households, and 69,294 families residing in the county. The population density was 313 people per square mile (121/km²). There were 106,986 housing units at an average density of 132 per square mile (51/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.09% White, 20.79% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 2.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.8% were of American, 9.5% English, 7.9% Irish and 6.9% German ancestry according to Census 2000. 94.7% spoke English and 3.4% Spanish as their first language.

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