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East Gaffney, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The East Gaffney Census Designated Place had a population of 2,927 as of July 1, 2020.

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, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,927 (100%)
Population in Households 2,770 (94.6%)
Population in Families 2,153 (73.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 157 ( 5.4%)
Population Density 964
Diversity Index2 55
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,038
Average Household Income $35,335
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $13,643
Wealth Index5 25
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 1,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 655 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 511 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 221 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $61,520
Average Home Value $78,931
Housing Affordability Index3 288
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,167
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 737
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.17% -0.05%
Households -0.21% -0.05%
Families -0.41% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.21%

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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, 2020 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 # 147 63rd
Population Density # 142 64th
Median Household Income # 364 9th
Housing Affordability Index # 324 82nd
Per Capita Income # 389 2nd
Diversity Index # 132 67th

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