Gaffney, South Carolina Population 2020

12,303

Gaffney is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 12,303, it is the 36th largest city in South Carolina and the 2667th largest city in the United States. Gaffney is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -0.89% 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 1,474 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gaffney is $40,578 with a poverty rate of 26.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $621 per month, and the median house value is $107,200. The median age in Gaffney is 35.8 years, 34.8 years for males, and 36.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.2 males.

Gaffney Demographics

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

  • White: 54.10%
  • Black or African American: 40.60%
  • Two or more races: 2.93%
  • Other race: 1.45%
  • Asian: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gaffney, South Carolina is 12,303, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,507.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,414.

Gaffney, South Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202057,3841530.27%
201957,2311530.27%
201857,0781530.27%
201756,9252420.43%
201656,6831720.30%
201556,5111530.27%
201456,3582970.53%
201356,0612390.43%
201255,8221210.22%
201155,7011660.30%
201055,5350.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,77654.10%
Black or African American5,08640.60%
Two or More Races3672.93%
Some Other Race1821.45%
Asian910.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native240.19%

Gaffney Population Pyramid 2020

Gaffney Median Age

35.8


Total

34.8


Male

36.4


Female

Gaffney Adults

There are 9,670 adults, (2,228 of whom are seniors) in Gaffney.

Gaffney Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Gaffney Sex Ratio

Female

6,450

51.49%

Male

6,076

48.51%

Gaffney Households and Families

Gaffney Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gaffney Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.7%20.3%
Male63%37%
All54.3%45.7%
Non Family43.3%56.7%
Female42.8%57.2%

54.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2932.7554.3
Non Family2,1131.1743.3
Married1,2573.9879.7
Female8314.5342.8
Male925.9563

4.11

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

3.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gaffney Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5156.50%
9th to 12th Grade1,21115.29%
High School Graduate2,92636.94%
Some College1,52019.19%
Associates Degree4766.01%
Bachelors Degree80710.19%
Graduate Degree4665.88%

Gaffney Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,4793,4811,007
Black3,1162,441216
Hispanic17114435
Multiple Races11165
Other Race9083
Asian757515
Native American242424

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,147$31,482$28,574
Less Than High School$18,024$17,440$18,091
High School Grad$28,500$32,731$21,000
Some College$30,875$31,711$30,212
Bachelors Degree$40,333$31,250$52,727
Graduate Degree$55,818$57,018$41,705

$30,147

Average Earnings

$31,482

Average Male

$28,574

Average Female

Gaffney Language

Gaffney Language by Age

Gaffney Language

97.40% of Gaffney residents speak only English, while 2.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.34% of the population.

Gaffney Poverty

Gaffney Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,8081,43829.91%
White6,3431,30120.51%
Multiple34617851.45%
Hispanic33812938.17%
Other1829351.10%
Asian7575100.00%
Native2424100.00%

26.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.29%

Male Poverty Rate

26.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gaffney

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gaffney is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gaffney is White, with 20.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.40%
High School24.07%
Some College10.95%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed20.22%
Female Unemployed14.41%
Male Employed12.04%
Female Employed10.44%

Gaffney Income

Gaffney Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,114$40,578
Families$38,688$54,737
Married Families$59,612-
Non Families$17,472$24,275

Gaffney Marital Status

Gaffney Marital Status

Marriage Rates

32.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Gaffney Married by Age and Sex

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

Gaffney Veterans

931

Number of Veterans

821

Male Veterans

110

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam356
Second Gulf War188
First Gulf War175
Korea80
World War II12
Name Veterans % of Total
White5119.41%
Black3569.48%
Hispanic8829.93%
Other5232.30%
2 or More125.80%

$Gaffney Veterans by Education

15.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gaffney Employment Status

47.7%

Labor Force Participation

44.5%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Gaffney Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

72.43%

Born in South Carolina

99.07%

Native Born

0.93%

Foreign Born

0.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.07% of Gaffney residents were born in the United States, with 72.43% having been born in South Carolina. 0.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,303-102-0.82%
201912,405-102-0.82%
201812,507460.37%
201712,461-102-0.81%
201612,56370.06%
201512,556-7-0.06%
201412,563350.28%
201312,528820.66%
201212,446480.39%
201112,398550.45%
201012,343-625-0.49%
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%