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Encyclopedia > Simpsonville, South Carolina

Simpsonville is a suburb of Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 14,352 at the 2000 census. Simpsonville is part of the "Golden Strip", along with Mauldin and Fountain Inn, which is noted for having low unemployment due to a diversity of industries including Para-Chem, Kemet, and Milliken. For other places with the same name, see Greenville. ... Greenville County is a county located in the state of South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35...

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Geography

Location of Simpsonville, South Carolina

Simpsonville is located at 34°44′0″N, 82°15′36″W (34.733375, -82.260001)GR1. Image File history File links SCMap-doton-Simpsonville. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.1 km² (6.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 14,352 people, 5,391 households, and 4,021 families residing in the city. The population density was 890.9/km² (2,306.1/mi²). There were 5,636 housing units at an average density of 349.9/km² (905.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.69% White, 13.76% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.65% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,391 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.09. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $47,223, and the median income for a family was $52,043. Males had a median income of $38,680 versus $26,394 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,139. About 5.2% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Simpsonville is governed by a Mayor, a City Council, and several boards and commissions. The current officeholders are: A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...


City Council

  • Mayor: Dennis C. Waldrop
  • Council Ward I: Ronald Bridges
  • Council Ward II: Brown Garrett
  • Council Ward III: Geneva Lawrence
  • Council Ward IV: Robert Gacy
  • Council Ward V: Mike Zitricki
  • Council Ward VI: Bruce Larson

Board of Zoning Appeals Dennis C. Waldrop, Mayor Simpsonville, SC Current Term of Office: January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2007 He was elected to Simpsonville City Council in 1992, and became Mayor Pro-Tempore in 1994. ...

  • Al Dreiford, Chairman
  • Joe Cuyar
  • Ron Fowler
  • Roxie Kincannon
  • Mikelene Loe
  • Roy Shelton
  • Hans Wiegert

Planning Commission

  • Ron Blair
  • James Boyd
  • Donnie McDowell
  • Dick Witkowski
  • Karen Wright

Election Commission

Tax Advisory Committee J. Todd Kincannon (b. ...

  • Kenny Baldwin
  • Pete Garrett
  • Jimmy McDougal
  • Lisa Portele
  • Robert Rojas
  • Frances Shelton
  • Carolyn Todd

Notable residents

Shane Hall was born on August 25, 1969 in Simpsonville, South Carolina, is a part-time driver in the NASCAR Busch Series. ... The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... J. Todd Kincannon (b. ... Parliamentary procedureis the name given to the set of rules governing the decision-making process used by a deliberative assembly. ... The South Carolina Republican Party is the South Carolina affiliate of the national Republican Party. ...

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