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 2,991 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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East Gaffney, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,991
Daytime Population: Workers 829
Daytime Population: Residents 1,977
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,806
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,870
Population in Familes 2,237
Population in Group Qrtrs 121
Population Density2 985
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $25,696
Average Household Income $36,463
Per Capita Income $14,828


Total Housing Units 1,397 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 662 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 527 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $64,790
Average Home Value $94,024


Total Households 1,189
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 757
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% 0.09%
Households -0.03% 0.05%
Families -0.22% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.68%
Per Capita Income   1.23%

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, 2017 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 # 132 67th
Diversity Index # 124 69th
Median Household Income # 377 5th
Per Capita Income # 377 5th

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