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Our City at a Glance

GEOGRAPHY

Location
Simpsonville is positioned 34.71 degrees north of the equator and 82.24 degrees west of the prime meridian

Region in South Carolina
Northwest

County
Greenville

County seat
Greenville

Metropolitan Statistical Area
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley

Miles to
Columbia – 90
New York – 735
Miami – 726
Atlanta – 156
Charleston, S.C. – 205
Washington, D.C. – 494

POPULATION

2013
Simpsonville – 19,615;
Greenville County – 474,266

2012
Simpsonville – 19,056;
Greenville County – 467,605

2010
Simpsonville – 18,238;
Greenville County – 451,225

2000
Simpsonville – 14,352;
Greenville County – 379,616

1990
Simpsonville – 11,708;
Greenville County – 320,167

QUALITY OF LIFE

Organizations
Chamber of Commerce
Rotary Club
Lions Club
Kiwanis Club
Shriners
Jaycees

Music
Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Carolina Youth Symphony
Greenville Chorale
Greenville Civic Band
Greenville County Youth Orchestra
Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Heritage Chamber Society
The Younts Center

Theater
Centre Stage – South Carolina
Greenville Little Theatre
The Peace Center
South Carolina Children’s Theatre
The Warehouse Theatre
GLOW Lyric Theatre
The Younts Center

Dance
The Greenville Ballet
The Carolina Ballet Theatre

Art
Simpsonville Arts Foundation
Metropolitan Arts Council
Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery
Museum & Gallery at Heritage Green
The Fine Arts Center
Furman University Thompson Gallery
Greenville County Museum of Art
Upstate Visual Arts

GOVERNMENT

Type of city government
Council

Number of city council members
Six council, one mayor

City council terms
Four years; terms staggered every two years

Type of county government
Counciladministrator

Number of county council members
12

County council terms
Four years

Fire department

55 personnel that includes one chief, one fire marshal, one deputy fire marshal, one training officer and 51 shift personnel dispersed throughout four stations.

Seven engines, one aerial truck, one heavy rescue truck, one HAZMAT truck, one brush truck, four administrative vehicles, a station pickup truck, a collapse/shoring trailer, a fire prevention/education trailer and a former administrative vehicle used for personnel to travel to and from training classes.

It is a DHEC-certified first response department for medical response.

Police department
37 police officers
Eight dispatchers
Two civilian personnel

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