Real Estate Prices and Overview
Median real estate prices in the City Center of Gaffney are $80,480, which is less expensive than 70.9% of South Carolina neighborhoods
and 85.7% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Average rental prices in Gaffney City Center are currently
$580, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price then 83.7% of South Carolina neighborhoods.
Gaffney City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population
density) located in Gaffney, South Carolina.
Real estate in the City Center of Gaffney, SC is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments.
Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of
the residences in the City Center neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Gaffney
City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 19.0%.
This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 83.0% of
all U.S. neighborhoods. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods
dominated by seasonal homes (such as vacation areas), and occasionally
it is also found in neighborhoods that are primarily filled with college
students, as some apartments could be vacant when school is not in session.
But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that
can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you
may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from
its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This
neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as
revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything
from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people
Notable & Unique: People
Of particular note, 3.8% of the people in the City Center
neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to
punishment for a crime.
Notable & Unique: Diversity
Did you know that the Gaffney City Center neighborhood has more
Danish ancestry people living in it than nearly
any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of
this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry.
Gaffney City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily
speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher
than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
The Neighbors: Income
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low
income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a
neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children,
who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities,
the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty,
which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals
both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Gaffney are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower
than 68.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
With 31.5% of the children here below the federal poverty
line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 75.1%
of U.S. neighborhoods.
The Neighbors: Occupations
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you
are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have
shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations
shape the culture of a place.
In the Gaffney City Center neighborhood, 33.9%
of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is
executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.3% of the residents employed.
Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants
(24.1%), and 14.4% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents,
our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior - comes
from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting
and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or
more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives
each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same
city can have drastically different cultures.
In the City Center neighborhood in Gaffney, SC, residents
most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English
(5.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (5.2%) , and residents who report Irish roots (4.3%) , and some of the residents are also of Danish ancestry (1.5%) , along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.
The Neighbors: Languages
The most common language spoken in the Gaffney City Center
neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.5% of households.
Getting to Work
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your
place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in
just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a
long and arduous commute.
The greatest number of commuters in Gaffney City Center neighborhood spend
under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (50.7% of working
residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (81.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work.
In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (18.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning
a car useful for getting to work.