Gaffney is a somewhat small city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 12,566 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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gaffney who work in office and administrative support (12.48%), sales jobs (12.43%), and food service (7.40%).
One of the benefits of Gaffney is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.48 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Gaffney citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.96% of adults 25 and older in Gaffney have a college degree.
The per capita income in Gaffney in 2010 was $18,625, which is middle income relative to South Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,500 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 English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Gaffney is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.