Gaffney Cherokee County, South Carolina

Gaffney: City in South Carolina

About

Gaffney is a city located in the county of Cherokee in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Its population at the 2010 census was 12,414. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 12,695 inhabitants.

The city was created 150 years ago in 1871.

Gaffney Quick Facts

Population : 12,695 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : South Carolina (United States)
County : Cherokee County
Postal code : 29340–29342
Phone Area Codes : 864
Water as percent of area : 0.31%
Land as percent of area : 99.69%
Altitude : 804 feet / 245 meters
Capital city : Gaffney is capital of Cherokee County
Establishment : January 01, 1872 (150 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 07:46:43 (7th October 2022)
Population growth : 2.21% (2010-2020)
Gaffney locator map
Location of Gaffney on South Carolina map.
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Gaffney HIstorical District
Gaffney HIstorical District image

Geography

Gaffney is located at 35°4'18"N 81°38'59"W (35.0717900, -81.6498200).

Gaffney map

Demographics

The population of Gaffney increased by 2.21% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 12,414 - census
2011 12,465 0.41% estimation process
2012 12,510 0.36% estimation process
2013 12,590 0.64% estimation process
2014 12,624 0.27% estimation process
2015 12,614 -0.08% estimation process
2016 12,617 0.02% estimation process
2017 12,505 -0.9% estimation process
2018 12,552 0.37% estimation process
2019 12,609 0.45% estimation process
2020 12,695 0.68% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 19,221
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 19,024
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 1.0%
April 1, 2020 Population : 20,831
April 1, 2010 Population : 19,051
People under 5 years old, percentage : 6.7%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 25.7%
People over 65 (%) : 18.2%
Female persons, % : 49.2%
White only, percent : 74.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 8.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 4.8%
Asians alone % : 1.0%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 6.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 16.0%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 64.2%
2015-2019 Veterans : 1,244
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 55.4%

Gaffney zip code is 29340. County name: Cherokee, County fips: 45021

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 55.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $119,900
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,175
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $435
2015-2019 median gross rent : $855
2015-2019 Households : 7,497
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.50
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 81.1%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 13.6%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.8%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 75.3%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 89.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 25.3%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 12.8%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 14.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 58.0%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 132,982
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 84,283
2012 total retail sales per capita : $4,340
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 21.5
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $50,867
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $25,840
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,435
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 713
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 493
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 238
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,145
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 99
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,229
2010 population per square mile : 3,643.8
2010 land area in square miles : 5.23
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 67.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $329,700
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,794
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $565
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,055
2015-2019 Households : 6,383
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.76
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 85.2%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 17.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 93.4%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 87.0%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 86.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 26.4%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.9%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 8.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 65.2%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 57.4%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 25,726
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 38,395
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 393,334
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 161,653
2012 total retail sales per capita : $10,112
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 26.6
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $73,038
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $31,980
Percentage of people living in poverty : 8.7%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 1,336
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 711
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 387
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 129
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,134
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 149
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,072
2010 population per square mile : 4,221.8
2010 land area in square miles : 3.75

People born in Gaffney (32)

People born in Gaffney, including actress and model Andie MacDowell, athletics competitor Tim Montgomery, Athletics competitor Sam Graddy, .

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Schools in Gaffney

College & universities near Gaffney, SC

Code Name City ZIP
218238 Limestone College Gaffney (SC) 29340-3799

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Gaffney, SC

Code Name Address Type
SPB Spartanburg 290 Magnolia St RAIL
GAS Gastonia 350 Hancock Street RAIL
GRV Greenville 1120 West Washington Street RAIL
CLT Charlotte 1914 North Tryon St. RAIL
KAN Kannapolis 201 South Main St. RAIL

Post offices near Gaffney

Post Office Name City ZIP
Gaffney Post Office Gaffney (SC) 29341

Other cities in Cherokee County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cherokee County , SC.

City Name Population Title
East Gaffney 3,085 Census-designated place in Cherokee County, South Carolina
Blacksburg 1,880 Town in South Carolina, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Gaffney distances to largest South Carolina cities