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Gaffney is a city in Cherokee County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Capt. Michael Gaffney, settler

The latitude of Gaffney is 35.071N. The longitude is -81.65W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 804 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,877.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$29,480
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gaffney demographic reports
Gaffney is in the Piedmont
Local landmarks include a water tank on I-85, shaped and painted like a peach
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 122. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 9.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Andie MacDowell, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Peach Festival - July 13-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gaffney web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Cherokee County Veterans Museum
Colleges and universities: Limestone College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Gaffney demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cherokee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greenville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 29341 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Gaffney residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gaffney ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gaffney was $17,755, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Gaffney residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gaffney, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $305.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $730.


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Libraries in Gaffney include Cherokee County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Gaffney include Gaffney Ledger

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Cherokee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gaffney political report.

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The average commute time for Gaffney workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Gaffney include Comfort Inn Gaffney, Holiday Inn, Jameson Inn.

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