Gaffney, SC 29340 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 29340: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Gaffney, SC 29340

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 459
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,201
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 187
  • County: Cherokee County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.062, Longitude -81.645
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Gaffney, SC 29340 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,002
Population in Households 20,398
Population in Familes 16,570
Population in Group Qrtrs 604
Population Density1 125
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 7,985
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 5,348
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,320 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,665 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,304 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $74,897
Average Home Value $94,370


Median Household Income $30,131
Average Household Income $43,116
Per Capita Income $17,210
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.21%
Households 0.05% 0.14%
Families -0.15% 0.02%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
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.

Gaffney, SC 29340 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 29340 to the other 393 ZIP Codes 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 # 88 78th
Population Density1 # 167 58th
Diversity Index2 # 232 41st
Median Household Income # 346 12th
Per Capita Income # 317 20th

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