Gaffney, SC Profile: Facts & Data

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Gaffney, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Gaffney had a population of 13,177 as of July 1, 2018. Gaffney ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Gaffney is located at latitude 35.0755 and longitude -81.6576 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gaffney (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cherokee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 784 feet.

The City of Gaffney (GNIS ID: 2403674) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Gaffney: Gaffney City, Gaffneys Cross Roads, Gaffney's Cross Roads, Gaffneys Old Field.

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Gaffney, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 13,177
Population in Households 12,295
Population in Familes 9,438
Population in Group Qrtrs 882
Population Density2 1,579
Diversity Index3 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,276
Average Household Income $48,658
Per Capita Income $20,957

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,664 (44.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,414 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 881 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $101,495
Average Home Value $116,053
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,077
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 2,992
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.62% 0.24%
Households 0.02% 0.14%
Families -0.2% -0.01%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

Gaffney, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gaffney to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 44 89th
Population Density # 49 88th
Diversity Index # 70 83rd
Median Household Income # 328 17th
Per Capita Income # 215 46th

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