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Spartanburg

Provided by Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce, produced by The Palladian Group.

Spartanburg is the largest city in Spartanburg Co., SC.

You may hear Spartanburg, SC called by a couple of nicknames like Hub City and Sparkle City.

It got the nickname Hub City because it used to be a large railroad hub.

It got the name Sparkle City after a popular rock band from the area called the The Sparkletones.

They appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand. They had a popular song that hit #17 in the Billboard Top 100 in 1957 called “Black Slacks.”

FESTIVALS

Music on Main – Every Thursday, April – July from 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Jazz on the Square – Fridays April, May, Sept. & Oct. from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Morgan Square
Hub City Hog Fest – March
Red, White & Boom – July 4 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. – Barnet Park
International Festival – Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Barnet Park
Dickens of a Christmas – Nov. 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – Main St.

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POPULATION
37,876
  Under 5
7.6%
  < 18
23.5%
  65+
14.6%
Median home value
$115,900
Median owner cost w/ mortage
$1,030
Median owner cost w/o mortgate
$349
Median gross rent
$705
Households
15,461
High School Graduates
82.9%
Bachelor Degree or higher
27.6%
Mean Travel to work time
18.7 mins
Household income
$35,637
Persons in poverty
26.6%
Population per sq. mile
1,872.3

Source: US Census

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