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Cheraw, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cheraw had a population of 5,469 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Cheraw is located at latitude 34.6977 and longitude -79.8834 in Chesterfield County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cheraw 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.

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, 2019)


Total Population 5,469
Population in Households 5,204
Population in Familes 4,155
Population in Group Qrtrs 265
Population Density2 923
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $30,963
Average Household Income $46,194
Per Capita Income $18,855


Total Housing Units 2,707 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,218 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 957 (35.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 532 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $121,228
Average Home Value $156,486


Total Households 2,175
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,373
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.71% -0.36%
Households -0.75% -0.4%
Families -0.79% -0.54%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Cheraw, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheraw to the other 397 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 95 76th
Population Density # 146 63rd
Diversity Index # 120 71st
Median Household Income # 336 16th
Per Capita Income # 286 28th

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