Gaffney, South Carolina Population 2022

12,834
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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.

Gaffney Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Gaffneywas:

  • White: 50.70%
  • Black or African American: 42.54%
  • Two or more races: 4.63%
  • Other race: 1.83%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Asian: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gaffney, South Carolina is 12,834 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,764.

Gaffney, South Carolina Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Gaffney Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Gaffney Population by Race

Gaffney Population Pyramid 2022

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Gaffney Median Age

36.1


Total

34.1


Male

37.9


Female

Gaffney Adults

There are 10,059 adults, (2,054 of whom are seniors) in Gaffney.

Gaffney Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaffney Sex Ratio

Female

6,552

51.46%

Male

6,181

48.54%

Gaffney Population by Age

Gaffney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Gaffney Household Types

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Gaffney Households and Families

4.23

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Gaffney Households by Type

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Gaffney Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gaffney Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Gaffney Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,119

Average Earnings

$30,983

Average Male

$29,487

Average Female

Gaffney Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gaffney Language by Age

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Gaffney Language

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.

Gaffney Language

Gaffney Poverty by Race

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28.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.37%

Male Poverty Rate

27.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaffney

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%.

Gaffney Poverty

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Gaffney Poverty Rate by Education

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Gaffney Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gaffney Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Gaffney Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

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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1,034

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Gaffney Veterans by War

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Gaffney Veterans by Age

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Gaffney Veterans by Race

Gaffney Veterans by Education

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11.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaffney Veterans by Education

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54.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

9.5%

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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71.66%

Born in Gaffney

99.13%

Native Born

0.87%

Foreign Born

0.74%

Non Citizen

0.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Gaffney Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Gaffney Population by Year