Zip Code 29340 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameGaffney
Zip Code StateSouth Carolina
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Cherokee
Area Code864
Current Population:20763
Racial Majority:White 72.58%
Public School Racial Majority:White 64.9%
Unemployment Rate:4.9%
Median Household Income$39758
Average Adjusted Gross Income$40300
School Test Performance:Below Average
Average Commute Time18.8 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range469 - 761 ft.
Area164 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)34.98311700, -81.59396500

Zip Code 29340 Description

Zip Code 29340 is located in the state of South Carolina in the Greenville Spartanburg Asheville Area metro area. Zip code 29340 is primarily located in Cherokee County. The official US Postal Service name for 29340 is GAFFNEY, South Carolina. Portions of zip code 29340 are contained within or border the city limits of Gaffney, SC, East Gaffney, SC, . The area code for zip code 29340 is 864. 29340 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in South Carolina.

The current unemployment level in 29340 is 4.9% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 6.6% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.1% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 3.6%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 29340 decreased to 20763 from 21228 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 29340 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 29340 public schools is White. 76.7% of students in 29340 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 15562 72.58% 15280 +2%
 Black Or African American 4788 22.33% 4447 +8%
 Hispanic 687 3.2% 689 +-0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 51 0.24% 43 +19%
 Asian 16 0.07% 52 -69%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 3 -100%
 Other Race 23 0.08% 23 -26%
 Two Or More Races 226 1.49% 226 +41%

Zip Code 29340 Race/Ethnicity

 White 64.9%
 Black Or African American 29.1%
 Hispanic 5%
 Asian 0.3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0%
 Two or More Races 0.6%

Zip Code 29340 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2076321228
Male Population47.80%
Female Population52.20%
Total Households7997
Test Score PerformanceBelow Average
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
76.7%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$39758
Income Under $50K Per Year61.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year29.60%
Income Above $100K Per Year9.30%
29340 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
South Carolina District 5Ralph NormanRepublican
Related Maps: Map of All South Carolina Congressional Districts

Average Real Estate Asking Price$96308
Average Real Estate Sale Price$63138
Current Unemployment Level 4.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.7%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago6.0%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 45i - Kings Mountain
Average First Frost DatesOctober 21 - 31
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 29340 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)28303744546267665946373147
Avg Max Temp (°F)51566472798589878273635471
Avg Precip (In.)4.744.075.13.34.294.023.984.343.954.043.653.8649.34
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Gaffney, SC
CBSA Type29340
CBSA Population55063
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours