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Cherokee County, South Carolina

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 52,537
  • Males: 25,519
  • Females: 27,018

Ethnicity:

  • White: 40,050
  • Black/African American: 11,026
  • Hispanic: 790
  • Native American/Eskimo: 138
  • Asian: 59
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 25
  • 2 or more: 449

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (47,240)
  2. Spanish (965)
  3. French (165)
  4. German (75)
  5. Italian (35)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 707

  1. Mexico (302)
  2. Philippines (69)
  3. Canada (51)
  4. United Kingdom (39)
  5. Russia (29)
  6. Greece (24)
  7. Laos (18)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (25,940)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (1,387)
  3. Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee) (925)
  4. Catholic Church (614)
  5. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (354)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 24,998
    • Sensory: 2,637
    • Physical: 5,879
    • Mental: 3,262
    • Self-care: 2,120
    • Go outside home: 4,796
    • Employment: 6,339

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 831

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 20,495
    • Utility gas: 5,216
    • Bottled or LP gas: 2,784
    • Electricity: 9,763
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 2,123
    • Coal or Coke: 0
    • Wood: 451
    • Solar Energy: 20
    • Other fuel: 94
    • No fuel used: 44

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 36,815
    • No vehicle: 3,291
    • 1 or more vehicle: 33,524

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 496
    • No High School: 4,170
    • Some High School: 6,734
    • High School: 12,570
    • Some College: 4,751
    • Associate's Degree: 1,518
    • College Degree: 2,588
    • Master's Degree: 954
    • Professional Degree: 389
    • Doctoral Degree: 113

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 20,495
    • Owners with phone: 14,589
    • Owners without phone: 552
    • Renters with phone: 4,552
    • Renters without phone: 802

    10 closest counties:

    1. Cleveland County, North Carolina
    2. Union County, South Carolina
    3. Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    4. Rutherford County, North Carolina
    5. Gaston County, North Carolina
    6. York County, South Carolina
    7. Lincoln County, North Carolina
    8. Polk County, North Carolina
    9. Chester County, South Carolina
    10. Burke County, North Carolina

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    29340, 29341, 29342, 29702

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM) GAFFNEY, SC
    • WFGN (1180 AM) GAFFNEY, SC
    • WADA (1390 AM) GAFFNEY, SC
    • WEAC (1500 AM) GAFFNEY, SC
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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