East Gaffney, SC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Gaffney, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The East Gaffney Census Designated Place had a population of 2,913 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for East Gaffney is located at latitude 35.0854 and longitude -81.6243 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the East Gaffney Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The East Gaffney Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402428) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The East Gaffney Census Designated Place is located within Gaffney Division of Cherokee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Gaffney population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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East Gaffney, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,913
Population in Households 2,791
Population in Familes 2,180
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density1 960
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 1,157
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 737
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 629 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 528 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 235 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $62,090
Average Home Value $92,715


Median Household Income $25,374
Average Household Income $35,304
Per Capita Income $14,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.35% -0.17%
Households -0.48% -0.24%
Families -0.68% -0.41%
Median Household Income   -0.12%
Per Capita Income   0.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

East Gaffney, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Gaffney to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 141 65th
Population Density1 # 136 66th
Diversity Index2 # 107 72nd
Median Household Income # 379 5th
Per Capita Income # 376 5th

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