Gaffney, South Carolina Population 2020

12,666
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Gaffney is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 12,666, it is the 33rd largest city in South Carolina and the 2604th largest city in the United States. Gaffney is currently growing at a rate of 0.45% annually and its population has increased by 2.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,414 in 2010. Gaffney reached it's highest population of 13,453 in 1980. Spanning over 8 miles, Gaffney has a population density of 1,517 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gaffney is $42,399 with a poverty rate of 25.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $689 per month, and the median house value is $111,100. The median age in Gaffney is 35 years, 33.7 years for males, and 36.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.5 males.

Gaffney Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gaffney was:

  • White: 50.37%
  • Black or African American: 44.16%
  • Two or more races: 3.55%
  • Other race: 1.43%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Asian: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gaffney, South Carolina is 12,666, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,552.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,414.

Gaffney, South Carolina Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202057,5312310.40%
201957,3002310.40%
201857,0691560.27%
201756,9132300.40%
201656,6831710.30%
201556,5121610.28%
201456,3512950.52%
201356,0562340.42%
201255,8221170.21%
201155,7051700.31%
201055,5350.00%

Gaffney Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,33750.37%
Black or African American5,55644.16%
Two or More Races4473.55%
Some Other Race1801.43%
American Indian and Alaska Native370.29%
Asian250.20%
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Gaffney Population by Race

Gaffney Population Pyramid 2020

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Gaffney Median Age

35


Total

33.7


Male

36.1


Female

Gaffney Adults

There are 9,806 adults, (2,123 of whom are seniors) in Gaffney.

Gaffney Age Dependency

63.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaffney Sex Ratio

Female

6,502

51.68%

Male

6,080

48.32%

Gaffney Population by Age

Gaffney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gaffney Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.4%23.6%
Male52.3%47.7%
All52%48%
Female43.4%56.6%
Non Family41.2%58.8%

52.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gaffney Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2202.8152
Non Family2,1041.1741.2
Married1,2154.0476.4
Female8154.8543.4
Male866.1352.3

4.27

Average Family Size

2.81

Average Household Size

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Gaffney Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4315.44%
9th to 12th Grade1,12014.12%
High School Graduate2,93236.97%
Some College1,69621.39%
Associates Degree5797.30%
Bachelors Degree6898.69%
Graduate Degree4836.09%
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Gaffney Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gaffney Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,2653,384874
Black3,3462,750262
Hispanic17915726
Multiple Races1439610
Other Race10499
Native American371515
Asian88

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 native american people with a rate of 40.54%.

Gaffney Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,534$31,892$28,853
Less Than High School$18,144$17,369$18,442
High School Grad$28,438$32,906$19,606
Some College$31,124$32,656$29,825
Bachelors Degree$40,781$39,306$41,302
Graduate Degree$57,689$59,333$49,688

$30,534

Average Earnings

$31,892

Average Male

$28,853

Average Female

Gaffney Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gaffney Language by Age

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Gaffney Language

97.39% of Gaffney residents speak only English, while 2.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.54% of the population.

Gaffney Language

Gaffney Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black5,2871,56329.56%
White5,9051,19020.15%
Multiple41920849.64%
Hispanic3139831.31%
Other1807541.67%
Native371540.54%

25.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.15%

Male Poverty Rate

25.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaffney

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaffney is Multiple, with 49.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaffney is White, with 20.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.97%.

Gaffney Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.37%
High School23.66%
Some College8.09%
Bachelors or Greater5.15%

Gaffney Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed23.90%
Female Unemployed15.38%
Male Employed10.92%
Female Employed8.77%

Gaffney Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gaffney Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,047$42,399
Families$44,071$57,958
Married Families$61,250-
Non Families$20,226$25,030
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Income by Household Type

Gaffney Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaffney Married by Age and Sex

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Gaffney Marriage

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.

Gaffney Marital Status by Race

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Gaffney Marital Status

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903

Number of Veterans

742

Male Veterans

161

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam320
First Gulf War231
Second Gulf War177
Korea77
World War II10

Gaffney Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74246
35 to 54235
55 to 64205
75+125
18 to 3492

Gaffney Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4308.10%
Black41210.27%
Hispanic7126.49%
Other5031.45%
2 or More114.14%

Gaffney Veterans by Race

Gaffney Veterans by Education

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13.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaffney Veterans by Education

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50.9%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Gaffney Employment by Age

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Gaffney Employment by Race

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Gaffney Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.09%

Born in South Carolina

99.17%

Native Born

0.83%

Foreign Born

0.60%

Non Citizen

0.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.17% of Gaffney residents were born in the United States, with 73.09% having been born in South Carolina. 0.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gaffney Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,666570.45%
201912,609570.45%
201812,552470.38%
201712,505-112-0.89%
201612,61730.02%
201512,614-10-0.08%
201412,624340.27%
201312,590800.64%
201212,510450.36%
201112,465540.44%
201012,411-557-0.44%
200012,968-177-0.14%
199013,145-308-0.23%
198013,4533220.24%
197013,1312,6962.32%
196010,4352,3122.54%
19508,1234870.62%
19407,6368091.13%
19306,8271,7623.03%
19205,0652980.61%
19104,7678301.93%
19003,9370.00%

Gaffney Population by Year