Gaffney, South Carolina

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Population in 2013: 12,657 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.4%
 
Males: 5,526  (43.7%)
Females: 7,131  (56.3%)
Median resident age:  39.9 years
South Carolina median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 29341.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,205 (it was $29,480 in 2000)
Gaffney:

$28,205
SC:

$44,163

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,351 (it was $17,755 in 2000)

Gaffney city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,937 (it was $70,400 in 2000)
Gaffney:

$87,937
SC:

$139,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $582.

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  • Races in Gaffney, SC (2013)

    Gaffney races chart
    • 6,32249.3%Black alone
    • 5,72944.7%White alone
    • 3202.5%Hispanic
    • 2692.1%Two or more races
    • 1070.8%Asian alone
    • 510.4%American Indian alone
    • 90.07%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gaffney: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (8.5%), German (6.2%), English (5.7%), Irish (3.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Scottish (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 769 feet

Land area: 7.86 square miles.

Population density: 1,610 people per square mile   (low).

Gaffney,SC real estate house value index trend

Gaffney, South Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Gaffney:

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gaffney city:

  • Never married: 41.3%
  • Now married: 36.4%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

270 residents are foreign born (1.0% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

2.1%
South Carolina:

4.8%



According to our research of South Carolina and other state lists there were 119 registered sex offenders living in Gaffney, South Carolina as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gaffney to the number of sex offenders is 105 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $700 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $567 (0.6%)

Gaffney satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (29.6 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (47.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (493.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: East Gaffney, SC (1.3 miles ), Blacksburg, SC (2.9 miles ), Macedonia, SC (2.9 miles ), Saratt, SC (3.0 miles ), Cowpens, SC (3.1 miles ), Earl, NC (3.3 miles ), Mayo, SC (3.4 miles ), Clifton, SC (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,800
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $86,600
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $114,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $83,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $155,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.07 N, Longitude: 81.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,727 (+29.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,572 (53.1%)

Area code: 864

Gaffney household income distribution Gaffney home values distribution

Crime rates in Gaffney by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0112202041421
per 100,000 0.07.57.715.315.20.015.40.030.37.631.815.97.9
Rapes 4111215121188123101112
per 100,000 30.582.992.0115.191.383.761.861.890.822.879.687.594.7
Robberies 2830253125353927312320713
per 100,000 213.2226.0191.6237.8190.2266.5301.3208.6234.4174.8159.255.7102.6
Assaults 5172841068791109907861425740
per 100,000 388.3542.3643.7813.2661.8692.8842.0695.4589.9463.7334.4453.3315.6
Burglaries 127195157164131174218159891059910575
per 100,000 967.01,468.81,203.21,258.2996.61,324.71,684.01,228.6673.1798.2788.3835.1591.7
Thefts 490493724848758756703584223279315322275
per 100,000 3,731.13,713.55,548.36,505.65,766.55,755.65,430.74,512.41,686.52,120.92,508.22,560.82,169.6
Auto thefts 17405051486444692746302627
per 100,000 129.4301.3383.2391.3365.2487.2339.9533.1204.2349.7238.9206.8213.0
Arson 2234333423202
per 100,000 15.215.123.030.722.822.823.230.915.122.815.90.015.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 395.8536.5615.8741.0626.5651.6705.9563.8455.2349.5419.3389.1332.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Gaffney detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 43 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.16
South Carolina average:

2.44
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.6%
South Carolina:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -679 (-5.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Gaffney, South Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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 15.5 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 F4 tornado 27.8 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.

Earthquake activity:

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 95.7 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 139.5 miles away from 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 229.4 miles away from Gaffney center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 145.3 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 (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Birthplace of: Andie MacDowell - (born 1958), actor, Dominique Stevenson - 2005 NFL player (Washington Redskins, born: Dec 28, 1977), Tim Montgomery - Athletics competitor, Kertus Davis - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Feb 26, 1981), Arizona Reid - College basketball player (High Point Panthers), Ben Dixon (musician) - Jazz drummer, Bernard Robinson (kickboxer) - Kickboxer, Bob Peeler - Politician, Charlie Blanton - Former NASCAR driver, Harvey S. Peeler, Jr. - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Gaffney:

  • J.CLAUDE FORT II (818 WEST MONTGOMERY ST.)
  • NOVANT HEALTH GAFFNEY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 1530 N LIMESTONE ST)
  • DCI GAFFNEY (405 TIFFANY PARK)
  • TOTAL CARE HOME HEALTH (517 CHESNEE HIGHWAY, SUITE C & D)
  • BROOKVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (510 THOMPSON STREET)
  • CHEROKEE COUNTY LTC FACILITY (1434 N LIMESTONE ST)
  • GERIATRIC LTC-CHEROKEE CITY MEM HOS (NORTH LIMESTONE ST)

Airports and heliports located in Gaffney:

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Amtrak station near Gaffney:

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

College/University in Gaffney:

  • Limestone College (Full-time enrollment: 2,758; Location: 1115 College Drive; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.limestone.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Gaffney:

  • Gardner-Webb University (about 13 miles; Boiling Springs, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,241)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 17 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)
  • University of South Carolina-Upstate (about 19 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,994)
  • Spartanburg Community College (about 21 miles; Spartanburg, SC; FT enrollment: 4,309)
  • Isothermal Community College (about 24 miles; Spindale, NC; FT enrollment: 2,165)
  • Gaston College (about 32 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Winthrop University (about 37 miles; Rock Hill, SC; FT enrollment: 5,575)

Public high school in Gaffney:

Private high school in Gaffney:

  • HERITAGE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: 4279 CHEROKEE AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Gaffney:

  • GRANARD MIDDLE (Students: 541; Location: 815 W. Rutledge Ave.; Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Gaffney:

  • THE VILLAGE SCHOOL (Students: 91; Location: 200 N LIMESTONE ST; Grades: KG - 7)
See full list of schools located in Gaffney

Library in Gaffney:

  • CHEROKEE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $939,709; Location: 300 E. RUTLEDGE AVENUE; 120,445 books; 46,329 e-books; 2,934 audio materials; 2,312 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 35 state licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions; 78 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Gaffney: A J Eastwood Library (A), Gaffney City Fire Department (B), Cherokee County Courthouse (C), Cherokee County Jail (D), Cherokee County Public Library (E), Gaffney City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Southway Shopping Center (1), South Hills Shopping Center (2), Gaffney Mall Shopping Center (3), Cherokee Shopping Center (4), Cherokee Plaza Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gaffney include: Central Church (A), Antioch Baptist Church (B), Bethseda Presbyterian Church (C), Cherokee Avenue Baptist Church (D), Church of God (E), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (F), Deliverance Jesus As Lord Church (G), Episcopal Church of the Incarnation (H), First Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Providence Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Providence Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Gaffney include: Irene Park (1), Thomson Park (2), Milliken Park (3), McCluney Park (4), Limestone Springs Historic District (5), Gaffney Residential Historic District (6), Gaffney Commercial Historical District (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cherokee County History Museum & Fine Arts Center (301 South Johnson Street) (1), B & E Game Room (Amusement & Theme Parks; 107 North Granard Street) (2), H & O Amusement (Amusement & Theme Parks; 610 South Granard Street) (3), Brown J M Amusement CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 144 Matthew Road) (4), R & R Amusement (921 Chesnee Highway) (5), B & E Associates (Arcades & Amusements; 111 North Granard Street) (6), Childers N L (Arcades & Amusements; 111 North Granard Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Jameson Inn (101 Stuard Street) (1), Gaffney Inn (Highway I 85 & Exit) (2), Comfort Inn Gaffney (143 Corona Drive) (3), Hampton Inn Gaffney (115 Nancy Creek Road) (4), Holiday Inn Express (100 Ellis Ferry Avenue) (5), Jameson Inn Gaffney (Sj) (101 Stuard Street) (6), Red Roof Inn Gaffney (132 New Painter Rd I-85 At Highway 105 Exit #90) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Gaffney City - Municipal Court (201 North Limestone Street) (1), Cherokee County - Clerk Of Court (Court House) (2), Cherokee County - Circuit Court Judge (Court House) (3), Cherokee County - Family Court- Family Court Judge (Court House) (4), Cherokee County - Family Court- Support Office (Court House) (5). Display/hide their approximate 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 2012 was 83.8. This is about average.

City:

83.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 23.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 9.99. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.99
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00000. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00000
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gaffney and their reported violations in the past:

GAFFNEY BPW (1110001) (Population served: 22,051, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gaffney that have no violations reported:

  • GRASSY POND WATER CO (1120002) (Population served: 7,643, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • DRAYTONVILLE WATER DIST (1120003) (Population served: 4,793, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • MACEDONIA WATER WORKS (1120005) (Population served: 2,310, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.6%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.8% for Black residents, 48.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 14.2% for other race residents, 51.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
South Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  67.5%

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

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Gaffney in 2010:

  • 245 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 195 people in college/university student housing
  • 79 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Gaffney in 2000:

  • 280 people in nursing homes
  • 225 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Gaffney, South Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Gaffney compared to South Carolina state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Gaffney (2011 data):

  • First Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan Association of Gaffney: First Piedmont Federal Savings And L, 210 S Limestone St Branch, 503 N Granard St Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $289.2 mil, Deposits: $209.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Yadkin Valley Bank and Trust Company: State Highway 11 Branch at 626 Chesnee Highway, branch established on 2001/08/09; Gaffney Main Branch at 217 North Granard Street, branch established on 1996/10/18. Info updated 2009/05/19: Bank assets: $1,991.0 mil, Deposits: $1,738.1 mil, headquarters in Elkin, NC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Yadkin Valley Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Gaffney Main Office Branch at 100 North Limestone Street, branch established on 1952/02/14; Gaffney Mall Branch at 1602 West Floyd Baker Boulevard, branch established on 1976/11/24. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Gaffney Main at 101 North Limestone Street, branch established on 1974/08/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Gaffney Branch 736 at 1504 West Floyd Baker Boulevard, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • The Palmetto Bank: Gaffney Branch at 311 South Limestone Street, branch established on 1969/03/29. Info updated 2011/04/01: Bank assets: $1,204.5 mil, Deposits: $1,066.9 mil, headquarters in Greenville, SC, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group V Lp
  • Woodforest National Bank: Gaffney Branch at 165 Walton Drive, branch established on 2008/07/26. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gaffney, South Carolina:

  • Super 8 Motel, 100 Ellis Ferry Ave, Gaffney, SC 29340 , Phone: (864) 489-1699, Fax: (864) 489-7699
  • Quality Inn, 143 Corona Dr, Gaffney, SC 29341 , Phone: (864) 487-4200, Fax: (864) 487-4637
  • Jameson Inn, 101 Stuard St, Gaffney, SC 29341 , Phone: (864) 489-0240
  • Sleep Inn Of Gaffney, 834 Winslow Ave, Gaffney, SC 29341 , Phone: (864) 487-5337, Fax: (864) 487-5339
  • Hampton Inn, 115 Nancy Creek Rd, Gaffney, SC 29340 , Phone: (864) 206-0011, Fax: (864) 206-0905
  • Red Roof Inn, 132 New Painter Dr, Gaffney, SC 29341 , Phone: (864) 206-0200, Fax: (864) 206-0700
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gaffney, South Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
South Carolina average:

12.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (50%)
  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gaffney city (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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$30,578$45,8670$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,985
Judicial and Legal 2$4,707$28,2425$8,415
Police Protection - Officers 39$131,881$40,5790$0
Police - Other 3$6,777$27,1080$0
Firefighters 34$99,417$35,0883$607
Fire - Other 1$2,349$28,1880$0
Streets and Highways 21$44,355$25,3460$0
Solid Waste Management 18$34,492$22,9950$0
Parks and Recreation 4$9,159$27,4775$4,015
Other and Unallocable 10$33,839$40,6072$943
Totals for Government 140$397,554$34,07622$17,965

Gaffney government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $90,000 ($7.11)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,164,000 ($170.97)
    Fire Protection: $1,635,000 ($129.18)
    Central Staff Services: $1,350,000 ($106.66)
    Regular Highways: $816,000 ($64.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $649,000 ($51.28)
    Financial Administration: $269,000 ($21.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $238,000 ($18.80)
    Housing & Community Development: $143,000 ($11.30)
    General - Other: $86,000 ($6.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $67,000 ($5.29)
    Parks & Recreation: $46,000 ($3.63)
    Health Services - Other: $36,000 ($2.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,000 ($4.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Parks & Recreation: $50,000 ($3.95)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($2.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $444,000 ($35.08)
    Regular Highways: $70,000 ($5.53)
    Police Protection: $46,000 ($3.63)
    Housing & Community Development: $42,000 ($3.32)
    Fire Protection: $40,000 ($3.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,414,000 ($427.75)

Gaffney government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $153,000 ($12.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($2.21)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $55,000 ($4.35)
    Housing & Community Development: $42,000 ($3.32)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $863,000 ($68.18)
    General Support: $21,000 ($1.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $746,000 ($58.94)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($1.58)
    Property Sale Other: $16,000 ($1.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $745,000 ($58.86)
    Highways: $238,000 ($18.80)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Tax - Property: $3,411,000 ($269.50)
    NEC: $1,395,000 ($110.22)
    Other Selective Sales: $444,000 ($35.08)
    Public Utilities: $230,000 ($18.17)

Gaffney government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $664,000 ($52.46)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $503,000 ($39.74)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $161,000 ($12.72)

Gaffney government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,976,000 ($235.13)

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 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • 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 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)
  • WSPA-FM (98.9 FM; SPARTANBURG, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WFBC-FM (93.7 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • 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)
  • WESC-FM (92.5 FM; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMYI (102.5 FM; HENDERSONVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WROQ (101.1 FM; ANDERSON, SC; Owner: OBC BROADCASTING, INC.)

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.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Gaffney fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 23m75ftTotal length
  • $203,000Total costs
  • 30,200Total average daily traffic
  • 802Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,958Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gaffney)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

147 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gaffney, SC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

118 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gaffney)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: MORRIS STEWART L HAWK (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 191SM , Serial Number: SM0001, Year manufactured: 1996, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Stewart L Morris, 591 Burnt Gin Rd, Gaffney, SC 29340
  • Aircraft: FAIRBANKS-CHARLES CHRISTEN EAGLE II (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER A&C (200 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 22WN , Serial Number: PD-2, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 04/22/1983
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 202 Littlejohn Rd, Gaffney, SC 29340
  • Aircraft: PRECEPTOR AIRCRAFT SUPER PUP (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2425P , Serial Number: 160, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 04/17/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Jeffrey D Thrift, 138 Park Gate Rd, Gaffney, SC 29341
  • Aircraft: DAVIS SAMUEL J MARK III (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40137 , Serial Number: M350, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 12/29/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Samuel J Davis, 220 Park Gate Rd, Gaffney, SC 29340
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150G (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4639X , Serial Number: 15064689, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1966
    Registrant (Individual): Benny E Scruggs, 130 Bailey Bridge Rd, Gaffney, SC 29341
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8081E , Serial Number: 18502329, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 05/03/1995
    Registrant (Individual): William C Vanantwerp, 602 Grassy Pond Rd, Gaffney, SC 29341

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$131,14021$80,65268$78,7424$20,0051$3,174,02010$45,417
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$07$68,1631$60,0100$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$95,9454$122,43324$90,9454$12,0400$01$164,480
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$82,24011$83,1831$71,1300$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$81,5003$67,1730$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9703.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$135,4368$102,6151$67,420
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$78,5371$95,5801$60,010
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$102,6150$01$60,010
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9703.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 336
  • Hazardous Condition: 60
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Gaffney

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gaffney, SC
Most common first names in Gaffney, SC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James40370.1 years
Mary25177.3 years
John25071.3 years
William24472.6 years
Robert16968.5 years
Charles12967.0 years
Willie8974.1 years
Thomas8871.4 years
Annie7878.7 years
Margaret7775.4 years
Most common last names in Gaffney, SC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith17770.3 years
Littlejohn16470.1 years
Phillips15072.9 years
Martin12474.1 years
Blanton12175.3 years
Davis10873.0 years
Mullinax10569.5 years
Jones10173.4 years
Mccraw10076.6 years
Spencer9573.3 years
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Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale1Lane Furniture2
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1New York & Co1
AutoZone1Nike3
Banana Republic1Olive Garden1
Bath & Body Works1Outback1
Blockbuster1Outback Steakhouse1
Brooks Brothers1Pac Sun1
Burger King2Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Penske1
Catherines1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Pottery Barn1
Chick-Fil-A1Pottery Barn Kids1
Chico's1Quality1
Clarks1RadioShack1
ColorTyme1Red Roof Inn1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid1
Curves1Rue211
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza2Skechers USA1
DressBarn1Sleep Inn1
Dressbarn1Soma Intimates1
Eddie Bauer1Starbucks1
FedEx4Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
GameStop1Toys"R"Us1
Gap1U-Haul3
Gymboree1UPS3
H&R Block2Vans1
Hilton1Waffle House2
J.Crew1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
Journeys1Wendy's1
Juicy Couture1YMCA1
Justice1
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