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Chesnee, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Chesnee had a population of 859 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Chesnee is located at latitude 35.1458 and longitude -81.8627 in Spartanburg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chesnee (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Chesnee are located in Spartanburg County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Cherokee County.

The City of Chesnee (GNIS ID: 2404042) 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 City of Chesnee is located within Chesnee Division of Spartanburg County.

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

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


Total Population 859
Population in Households 856
Population in Familes 679
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 756
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 366
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 236
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 474 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 108 (22.8%)
Median Home Value $74,479
Average Home Value $86,294


Median Household Income $31,310
Average Household Income $40,668
Per Capita Income $16,112
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% 0.12%
Households -0.35% 0.0%
Families 1.89% -0.17%
Median Household Income   -0.93%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
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.

Chesnee, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chesnee 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 # 253 36th
Population Density1 # 174 56th
Diversity Index2 # 258 35th
Median Household Income # 290 27th
Per Capita Income # 333 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.