Gaffney is a city located in Cherokee County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 12,834, it is the 50th largest city in South Carolina and the 3385th largest city in the United States. Gaffney is currently growing at a rate of 0.27% annually and its population has increased by 0.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,764 in 2020. Spanning over 8 miles, Gaffney has a population density of 1,537 people per square mile.
The average household income in Gaffney is $42,399 with a poverty rate of 28.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gaffney is 35 years, 33.7 years for males, and 36.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gaffneywas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 24.14%.
97.49% of Gaffney residents speak only English, while 2.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.43% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaffney is Multiple, with 43.42% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaffney is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.78%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.45%.
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The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Gaffney
99.13% of Gaffney residents were born in the United States, with 71.66% having been born in South Carolina. 0.74% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.