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Chesnee, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Chesnee had a population of 869 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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Chesnee, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 869
Population in Households 867
Population in Familes 689
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 764
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $32,375
Average Household Income $44,677
Per Capita Income $17,815


Total Housing Units 473 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 101 (21.4%)
Median Home Value $85,904
Average Home Value $97,257


Total Households 372
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 238
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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.01% 0.25%
Households -0.06% 0.21%
Families 1.53% 0.08%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.03%

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, 2018 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 # 255 36th
Population Density # 173 57th
Diversity Index # 260 35th
Median Household Income # 312 21st
Per Capita Income # 316 20th

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