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ZIP Code 29340

Primary City:Gaffney, SC (View All Cities)
County: Cherokee County
Timezone: Eastern (9:27pm)
Area code: 864 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:35.0, -81.6
ZIP (~12 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 29340

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 29340. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 29340. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 29340, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Gaffney, SC

Stats and Demographics for the 29340 ZIP Code

ZIP code 29340 is located in north South Carolina and covers a slightly higher than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 29340 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is large. There are also an extremely large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 29340 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 20,763
Population Density 127 people per sq mi
Housing Units 9,049
Median Home Value $74,100
Land Area 163.03 sq mi
Water Area 1.98 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,997
Median Household Income $30,230

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 38Male Median Age: 37Female Median Age: 38

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male734676692774725564544688673682676680607468293207149101
Female686710701818748645633717735656695698652506364319252295
Total1,4201,3861,3931,5921,4731,2091,1771,4051,4081,3381,3711,3781,259974657526401396

Gender

 Male 9,933 48%
 Female 10,830 52%
Gender

Race

 White 15,466 74.5%
 Black Or African American 4,475 21.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 54 0.3%
 Asian 56 0.3%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 8 0.0%
 Other Race 443 2.1%
 Two Or More Races 261 1.3%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner1125169421,0611,259885526175
Renter3115585434483531758548
Total4231,0741,4851,5091,6121,060611223

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 3,411 43%
 Single Guardian 2,030 25%
 Singles 2,139 27%
 Singles With Roommate 417 5%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,196 65%
 Households with Kids 2,801 35%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male145134159141114134134136158151146152118125161143152153165146
Female148118156127131135136151157146117159156123134134158207185158
Total293252315268245269270287315297263311274248295277310360350304

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 29340 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities, nursing homes and universities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 29340 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1990s. Looking at 29340 real estate data, the median home value of $74,100 is low compared to the rest of the country. It is also low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 29340 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 29340 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $500-$749/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $500-$749/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 29340 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,199 97.3%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 79 0.4%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 245 1.2%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 195 0.9%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 45 0.2%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,958 33%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 2,518 28%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,521 28%
 Households Vacant 1,052 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 351 33.4%
 Rented & Unoccupied 7 0.7%
 For Sale Only 160 15.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 63 6.0%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 55 5.2%
 For Migrant Workers 5 0.5%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 411 39.1%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 15 0.6%
 1 Bedroom 229 8.9%
 2 Bedroom 1,146 44.3%
 3+ Bedroom 1,196 46.2%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $30,230 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 29340 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 29340 has very few people that work at home. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 29340 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. It is very uncommon, compared to the rest of the US, for employees to have to travel more than 45 minutes to their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,837 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,935 24%
 No Earnings 7,953 48%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 4,837 29%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,935 24%
 No Earnings 7,953 48%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 6,893 95.5%
 Public transportation 0 0.0%
 Taxicab 111 1.5%
 Motorcycle 52 0.7%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 71 1.0%
 Worked at Home 92 1.3%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The percentage of people that did not graduate high school is among the highest in the nation. Slightly more than the average number of people in the area graduated college.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 1,958 30.2%
 High School Graduate 3,445 53.1%
 Associate's degree 362 5.6%
 Bachelor's degree 567 8.7%
 Master's degree 22 0.3%
 Professional school degree 90 1.4%
 Doctorate degree 47 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,260 83.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 186 4.8%
 Not Enrolled in School 459 11.8%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 29340

ZIP Code 29340 is in the Cherokee 01 School District. There are 10 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 29340.

Alma Elementary
213 Alma St
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee 01 School District
Corinth Elementary
128 Corinth Rd
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee 01 School District
Draytonville Elementary
2373 Wilkinsville Hwy
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee 01 School District
Mary Bramlett Elementary
301 Spruce St
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee 01 School District
Goucher Elementary
604 Goucher School Rd
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Cherokee 01 School District
John E. Ewing Middle School
171 East Junior High Rd
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Cherokee 01 School District
Gaffney Middle School
805 East Frederick St
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Cherokee 01 School District
Cherokee Technology Center
3206 Cherokee Ave
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Cherokee 01 School District
Heritage Christian School
4279 Cherokee Ave
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private
The Village School
200 N Limestone St
Gaffney, SC 29340
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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