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Cheraw, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cheraw had a population of 5,618 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cheraw is located at latitude 34.6971 and longitude -79.8993 in Chesterfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cheraw (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Chesterfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 154 feet.

The Town of Cheraw (GNIS ID: 2406261) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Cheraw is located within Cheraw Division of Chesterfield County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cheraw population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cheraw: Chatham, Chera, Cherah, Cheraw Hill, Cheraw Hills, Sara, Saraw, Serah.


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Cheraw, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,618
Population in Households 5,352
Population in Familes 4,279
Population in Group Qrtrs 266
Population Density1 944
Diversity Index2 55
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,264
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,432
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,296 (47.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 968 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 445 (16.4%)
Median Home Value $91,333
Average Home Value $135,375
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,916
Average Household Income $42,746
Per Capita Income $18,299
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.64% -0.45%
Households -0.47% -0.36%
Families -0.52% -0.55%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cheraw, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheraw to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 90 78th
Population Density1 # 139 65th
Diversity Index2 # 115 72nd
Median Household Income # 371 7th
Per Capita Income # 254 36th

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