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Chesnee, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Chesnee is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Spartanburg County at latitude 35.1458 and longitude -81.8627. Spartanburg County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 892 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Chesnee, but most people and references simply refer to it as Chesnee, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Chesnee indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Chesnee, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 859
Population in Households 857
Population in Familes 678
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 756
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 370
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 239
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 230 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 140 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $90,000
Average Home Value $115,761


Median Household Income $25,790
Average Household Income $39,180
Per Capita Income $15,420
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.24% -0.02%
Households -0.25% -0.05%
Families 3.09% -0.17%
Median Household Income   4.1%
Per Capita Income   2.4%
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 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 249 37th
Population Density1 # 169 57th
Diversity Index2 # 256 35th
Median Household Income # 358 10th
Per Capita Income # 341 14th

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