Gaffney employment information

IndexGaffneySouth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$18,810$25,521$29,829
Median household income$30,085$46,898$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,518$57,389$70,586
Median income renter occupied$15,158$29,505$35,192
Median earnings male$26,875$32,196$36,919
Median earnings female$20,965$23,580$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level29.3%17.2%15.1%
The Gaffney, SC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Gaffney is $18,810, which is 26% lower than than the South Carolina average and 37% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $30,085, which is 36% lower than than the South Carolina average and 46% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Gaffney is 3%, which is 36% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Gaffney is 29% which is 94% higher than than the national average.

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$20,054$30,085$60,170
City
$31,262$46,898$93,796
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

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  • The income per capita in Gaffney is 37% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Gaffney is 46% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Gaffney is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Gaffney is 94% higher than the national average.

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Gaffney median earnings by income bracket

Gaffney employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.8%0.0%
Manufacturing sector28.8%0.3%
Financial & insurance services0.0%4.2%
Wholesale & retail services12.8%18.2%
Public administration8.8%1.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.0%4.2%
Education, health & social services12.9%35.5%
Other15.2%21.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mayo, SC1,393$62,91714%
Boiling Springs, NC4,650$56,7583%
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Hickory Grove, SC428$50,00010%
Henrietta, NC424$49,53110%
Gaffney, SC12,859$30,08546%

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Grenada, MS12,863$30,82644%
Luling, LA12,855$68,59424%
Malibu, CA12,853$116,904111%
Herrin, IL12,868$41,65325%
Gaffney, SC12,859$30,08546%
Source: The Gaffney, SC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).