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Population (year 2000): 12,968. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,934 (-0.3% change)
Males: 5,847 (45.1%), Females: 7,121 (54.9%)

Cherokee County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $29,480 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,000 (year 2000)

Gaffney, SC residents, houses, and apartments details

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%).South Carolina

Elevation: 769 feet

Land area: 7.9 square miles

Gaffney,

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%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (34.9 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (57.4 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (562.2 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gaffney, SC (1.9 miles East SC (10.0 miles Blacksburg, SC (11.1 miles Cowpens, NC (11.8 miles Earl, Springs, NC Boiling (12.5 miles Pacolet, SC (13.3 miles Central SC (13.6 miles Pacolet, SC (13.7 miles Mayo,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 9 buildings, average cost: $61,100
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $62,600
  • 1999: 7 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $63,500
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $49,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $59,600
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $58,200
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,900

Latitude: 35.07 N, Longitude: 81.65 W

Area code: 864

Gaffney, South Carolina business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (35.2%), Educational,health and social services (14.9%), Retail trade (13.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,623 (+20.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,016 (37.4%)

Crime in Gaffney by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 1 1 2
    per 100,000 7.7 0.0 7.7 7.7 15.4
Rapes 7 4 11 12 15
    per 100,000 54.0 30.8 84.8 92.5 115.7
Robberies 16 28 30 25 31
    per 100,000 123.4 215.9 231.3 192.8 239.0
Assaults 78 51 72 84 106
    per 100,000 601.5 393.3 555.2 647.7 817.4
Burglaries 74 127 195 157 164
    per 100,000 570.6 979.3 1503.7 1210.7 1264.7
Thefts 189 490 493 724 848
    per 100,000 1457.4 3778.5 3801.7 5583.0 6539.2
Auto thefts 11 17 40 50 51
    per 100,000 84.8 131.1 308.5 385.6 393.3
291.6 386.0 504.1 571.0 678.4

Average climate in Gaffney, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gaffney,

Gaffney-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 24% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Gaffney city center killed 2 people and injured 35 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 tornado 28.0 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

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Hospital/medical center in Gaffney:
  • UPSTATE CAROLINA MEDICAL CENTER (1530 N LIMESTONE ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Gaffney:
  • CRAWLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC)
  • CLEVELAND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; SHELBY, NC)
  • MARY BLACK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gaffney:
  • GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG INTL (about 42 miles; GREER, SC; ID: GSP)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 50 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 51 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gaffney:
  • SHELBY MUNI (about 13 miles; SHELBY, NC; ID: EHO)
  • SPARTANBURG DOWNTOWN MEMORIAL (about 24 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; ID: SPA)
  • UNION COUNTY, TROY SHELTON FIELD (about 27 miles; UNION, SC; ID: 35A)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 17 $26,812 $18,926 0 $0
Firefighters 25 $55,691 $26,731 0 $0
Streets and Highways 20 $34,594 $20,756 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $8,874 $53,244 9 $5,588
Other and Unallocable 4 $10,709 $32,127 2 $2,137
Police Protection - Officers 37 $107,775 $34,954 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $10,875 $26,100 3 $1,390
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,298 $27,576 3 $2,754
Financial Administration 4 $8,825 $26,475 0 $0
Totals for Government 115 $266,453 $27,803 17 $11,869
College/University in Gaffney:
  • LIMESTONE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,407; Location: 1115 COLLEGE DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.limestone.edu)
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; FT enrollment: 3,041)
  • SPARTANBURG TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 32 miles; SPARTANBURG, SC; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 38 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • YORK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 46 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 2,221)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; HICKORY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,052)
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)
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)

Notable locations in Gaffney: A J Eastwood Library (A), Cherokee County Jail (B), Cherokee County Public Library (C), Cherokee County Courthouse (D), Gaffney City Hall (E).

Shopping Centers: Southway Shopping Center (1), South Hills Shopping Center (2), Gaffney Mall Shopping Center (3), Cherokee Plaza Shopping Center (4), Cherokee Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Gaffney include: Buford Street United Methodist Church (A), Northside Baptist Church (B), Central Church (C), Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church (D), Church of God (E), Kirby Memorial Baptist Church (F), Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (G), Limestone Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), Clary Cemetery (2), Providence Cemetery (3).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Providence Branch (A).

Parks in Gaffney include: Gaffney Commercial Historical District (1), Limestone Springs Historic District (2), McCluney Park (3), Gaffney Residential Historic District (4), Irene Park (5), Milliken Park (6), Thomson Park (7).

Post office: (A).  


Gaffney compared to South Carolina state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Gaffney:
  • WFGN (1180 AM; daytime; 3 kW; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: HOPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEAC (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Gaffney:
  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSSL-FM (100.5 FM; GRAY COURT, SC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGWG (88.3 FM; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Owner: GARDNER-WEBB JUNIOR COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • W219CH (91.7 FM; LOWRYS, SC; Owner: RICHBURG EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WBT-FM (99.3 FM; CHESTER, SC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
TV broadcast stations around Gaffney:
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)

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