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East Gaffney, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The East Gaffney Census Designated Place had a population of 3,017 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for East Gaffney is located at latitude 35.0801 and longitude -81.6329 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the East Gaffney Census Designated Place 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.

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East Gaffney, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 3,017
Population in Households 2,849
Population in Familes 2,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 168
Population Density 994
Diversity Index1 55


Median Household Income $24,615
Average Household Income $32,220
Per Capita Income $12,137
Wealth Index3 23


Total Housing Units 1,403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 706 (50.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 499 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $60,304
Housing Affordability Index2 222


Total Households 1,205
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 765
Average Family Size 3
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.14% 0.19%
Households 0.12% 0.21%
Families -0.06% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.87%

East Gaffney, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Gaffney to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 140 65th
Population Density # 135 66th
Diversity Index # 127 69th
Median Household Income # 385 3rd
Per Capita Income # 395 1st

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