Gaffney is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 12,609 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Gaffney is the 36th largest community in South Carolina.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gaffney is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gaffney is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gaffney who work in office and administrative support (16.43%), sales jobs (10.49%), and food service (8.01%).
The percentage of adults in Gaffney with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.78% of adults in Gaffney have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gaffney in 2018 was $17,543, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $70,172 for a family of four. However, Gaffney contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gaffney is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Gaffney home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gaffney residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gaffney include Irish, German, English, French, and African.
The most common language spoken in Gaffney is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.