The City of Gaffney had a population of 13,280 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.0718 and longitude -81.6498 in Cherokee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gaffney 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.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Gaffney, SC Housing Affordability Index is 128
State of South Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 149
|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.|
|Gaffney, SC Wealth Index is 39
State of South Carolina Wealth Index is 81
|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.|
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|Population in Households||12,344|
|Population in Familes||9,429|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||936|
|Median Household Income||$25,644|
|Average Household Income||$41,928|
|Per Capita Income||$16,684|
|Total Housing Units||5,963 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,761 (46.3%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,374 (39.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||828 (13.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$108,158|
|Housing Affordability Index2||128|
|Average Household Size||2.4|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.1%|
|Per Capita Income||1.57%|
The table below compares 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.
|Total Population||# 43||89th|
|Population Density||# 51||87th|
|Diversity Index||# 71||83rd|
|Median Household Income||# 381||4th|
|Per Capita Income||# 345||13th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.