East Gaffney, South Carolina

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Population in 2010: 3,085. Population change since 2000: -7.9%
Males: 1,367  (44.3%)
Females: 1,718  (55.7%)
Median resident age:  38.2 years
South Carolina median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 29340, 29341.

East Gaffney Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,984 (it was $24,527 in 2000)
East Gaffney:

$32,984
SC:

$49,501

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $14,967 (it was $12,902 in 2000)

East Gaffney CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $62,696 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
East Gaffney:

$62,696
SC:

$153,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $94,454; Detached houses: $115,087; Mobile homes: $31,118

Median gross rent in 2016: $707.

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  • Races in East Gaffney, SC (2010)

    East Gaffney races chart
    • 2,07067.1%White alone
    • 78425.4%Black alone
    • 1695.5%Hispanic
    • 491.6%Two or more races
    • 90.3%Asian alone
    • 20.06%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

Races in East Gaffney detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in East Gaffney: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (12.7%), American (11.7%), Irish (3.9%), German (3.0%), Norwegian (1.4%), Scottish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 730 feet

Land area: 3.17 square miles.

Population density: 975 people per square mile   (low).

East Gaffney,SC real estate house value index trend

East Gaffney, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in East Gaffney:

  • High school or higher: 61.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Gaffney CDP:

  • Never married: 33.3%
  • Now married: 35.3%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

176 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America).

This place:

5.4%
South Carolina:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $261 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $309 (0.5%)

East Gaffney satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (28.0 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (46.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (491.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Gaffney, SC (1.3 miles ), Blacksburg, SC (2.6 miles ), Earl, NC (3.1 miles ), Saratt, SC (3.1 miles ), Macedonia, SC (3.1 miles ), Cowpens, SC (3.3 miles ), Boiling Springs, NC (3.4 miles ), Grover, NC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.08 N, Longitude: 81.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -107 (-3.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 80 (8.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 864

East Gaffney household income distribution East Gaffney home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
South Carolina:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Production occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)

Work and jobs in East Gaffney: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in East Gaffney, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

East Gaffney-area historical tornado activity is near South Carolina state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the East Gaffney place 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 F4 tornado 26.9 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Gaffney-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above South Carolina state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from East Gaffney center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 251.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 173.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 230.9 miles away from East Gaffney center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 144.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cherokee County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Ice Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
East Gaffney topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near East Gaffney:

  • CHEROKEE COUNTY LTC FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • NOVANT HEALTH GAFFNEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 1 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • J.CLAUDE FORT II (Hospital, about 2 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • BROOKVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • DCI GAFFNEY (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • CMH - SKILLED UNIT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BOILING SPRINGS, NC)
  • DIALYSIS CLINIC, INC (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SHELBY, NC)

Amtrak station near East Gaffney:

  • 20 miles: SPARTANBURG (290 MAGNOLIA ST.) . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to East Gaffney:

  • Limestone College (about 3 miles; Gaffney, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,758)
  • Gardner-Webb University (about 12 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; FT enrollment: 4,241)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 16 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 21 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 22 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 24 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Gaston College (about 30 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)

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Notable location: Gaffney City Fire Department East Gaffney (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in East Gaffney include: New Hope Baptist Church (A), Beech Street Presbyterian Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Christian Heights Baptist Church (D), East Gaffney Baptist Church (E), Temple Baptist Church (F), Rose Hill Baptist Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cherokee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 47.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.206. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.206
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.99
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 34.9%
(29.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 66.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.7% for other race residents, 73.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.2%
Whole state:  67.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.5%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
44 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
4 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

East Gaffney, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

16.6
South Carolina average:

11.7

East Gaffney travel time to work - commute East Gaffney mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for East Gaffney CDP (based on Cherokee County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant27,74884
Mainline Protestant2,83015
Black Protestant2,24310
Catholic1,1001
Other6442
None20,777-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Cherokee County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
Cherokee County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
South Carolina:

0.85 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Cherokee County:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Here:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
South Carolina:

10.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Cherokee County:

29.6%
South Carolina:

29.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.1%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
East Gaffney:

45.8%
South Carolina:

45.1%

Average BMI:
East Gaffney:

28.9
State:

29.1

People feeling badly about themselves:
East Gaffney:

22.5%
State:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
East Gaffney:

9.8%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
East Gaffney:

6.8
South Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
East Gaffney:

35.1%
South Carolina:

34.4%

General health condition:
East Gaffney:

55.4%
South Carolina:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
East Gaffney:

78.8%
South Carolina:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of East Gaffney, SC Residents

4.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,651 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
South Carolina average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spartanburg County, SC  1.28% ($26,221 average AGI)
from Cleveland County, NC  0.42% ($28,269)
from York County, SC  0.21% ($26,079)


4.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.67%
South Carolina average:

6.53%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spartanburg County, SC  1.73% ($28,063 average AGI)
to Cleveland County, NC  0.34% ($40,145)
to Greenville County, SC  0.16% ($31,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Gaffney:

  • WEAC (1500 AM; daytime; 1 kW; GAFFNEY, SC)
  • WFGN (1180 AM; daytime; 3 kW; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: HOPE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WWOL (780 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: HOLLY SPRINGS BAPTIST BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WORD (950 AM; 5 kW; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Gaffney:

  • WYFG (91.1 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS 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)
  • WTPT (93.3 FM; FOREST CITY, NC; Owner: UPSTATE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGWG (88.3 FM; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; Owner: GARDNER-WEBB JUNIOR COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around East Gaffney:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WRET-TV (Channel 49; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: SOUTH CAROLINA EDUCATIONAL TV COMMISSION)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WSQY-LP (Channel 66; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ASHEVILLE MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 15m49ftTotal length
  • $281,000Total costs
  • 10,020Total average daily traffic
  • 533Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,702Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$65,69815$74,4111$5,4702$44,505
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$44,0504$54,3050$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$52,25510$58,8762$3,3401$25,520
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$41,6205$63,8580$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$28,2500$00$0
Choose year:  2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9703.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$64,1004$86,430
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$66,6851$153,120
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9703.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Utility gas (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

East Gaffney compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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