Gaffney, SC Population

Population: 12,968. Estimated population in July 2020: 12,934 (-0.3% change)
Males: 5,847 (45.1%), Females: 7,121 (54.9%)

Cherokee County

Zip codes: 29340, 29341.

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $29,480
Median house value: $71,000

Races in Gaffney:

  • White Non-Hispanic (52.9%)
  • Black (44.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (16.3%), Irish (6.7%), English (4.8%), German (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Elevation: 769 feet

Land area: 7.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Gaffney

  • High school or higher: 70.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gaffney city

  • Never married: 29.8%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -679 (-5.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Gaffney:

  • UPSTATE CAROLINA MEDICAL CENTER (1530 N LIMESTONE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gaffney:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gaffney:

  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 42 miles; GREER, SC; Abbreviation: GSP)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 50 miles; HICKORY, NC; Abbreviation: HKY)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 51 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Abbreviation: CLT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gaffney:

  • SHELBY MUNI (about 13 miles; SHELBY, NC; Abbreviation: EHO)
  • SPARTANBURG DOWNTOWN MEMORIAL (about 24 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Abbreviation: SPA)
  • UNION COUNTY, TROY SHELTON FIELD (about 27 miles; UNION, SC; Abbreviation: 35A)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Gaffney:

  • LIMESTONE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,407; Location: 1115 COLLEGE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.limestone.edu)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gaffney:

  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT SPARTANBURG (about 22 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 3,041)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 32 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 38 miles; DALLAS, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,473)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 46 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,221)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; HICKORY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)

Schools

Public high schools in Gaffney:

  • GAFFNEY SENIOR HIGH (Students: 2,066; Location: 805 E. FREDERICK ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHEROKEE VOCATIONAL CENTER (Location: 3206 CHEROKEE AVENUE; Grades: 10 – 12)
Private high school in Gaffney:

  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 4279 CHEROKEE AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Gaffney:

  • GAFFNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 677; Location: 805 E. FREDERICK STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JOHN E. EWING MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 538; Location: 171 EAST JUNIOR HIGH ROAD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 491; Location: 840 GREEN RIVER ROAD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • GRANARD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 815 WEST RUTLEDGE AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GRASSY POND ELEMENTARY (Students: 417; Location: 1146 BOILING SPRINGS HWY; Grades: KG – 05)
  • B D LEE ELEMENTARY (Students: 412; Location: 401 OVERBROOK DRIVE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MARY BRAMLETT ELEMENTARY (Students: 404; Location: 301 SPRUCE STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CORINTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 128 CORINTH ROAD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LIMESTONE/CENTRAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 383; Location: 727 PACOLET HWY.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LUTHER VAUGHAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 363; Location: 192 VAUGHAN RD; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Gaffney:

  • WEST END BAPTIST CHURCH WEEKDA (Students: 117; Location: 400 OVERBROOK DR; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Gaffney:

  • CHEROKEE COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $596,422; Location: 300 E. RUTLEDGE AVENUE; 101,031 books; 1,391 audio materials; 2,417 video materials; 137 serial subscriptions)

 

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