Cheraw, SC

Census Place

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2022 Population
5,056
0.668% 1-year decline
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.2
1.67% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
33.8%
5.46% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$30,658
4.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$140,000
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,874
1.94% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Cheraw, SC had a population of 5.06k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $30,658. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cheraw, SC declined from 5,090 to 5,056, a −0.668% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,276 to $30,658, a 4.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cheraw, SC are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (45.2%), White (Non-Hispanic) (44.6%), White (Hispanic) (4.61%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.18%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.56%).

None of the households in Cheraw, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Cheraw, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cheraw, SC are Northeastern Technical College (322 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Cheraw, SC was $140,000, and the homeownership rate was 48.9%.

Most people in Cheraw, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cheraw, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cheraw, SC is home to a population of 5.06k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.31% of Cheraw, SC residents were born outside of the country (319 people).

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.29k people) in Cheraw, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.26k White (Non-Hispanic) and 233 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Cheraw, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cheraw, SC was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cheraw, SC
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.29k ± 436
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.26k ± 430
  3. White (Hispanic)
    233 ± 208
5.2%
Hispanic Population
263 people

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.29k people) in Cheraw, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.26k White (Non-Hispanic) and 233 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.2% of the people in Cheraw, SC are hispanic (263 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cheraw, SC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.31%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
319 people
3.36%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
171 people

As of 2022, 6.31% of Cheraw, SC residents (319 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cheraw, SC was 3.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    101 ± 89
  2. Vietnam
    98 ± 76
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    38 ± 48

Cheraw, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cheraw, SC employs 1.87k people. The largest industries in Cheraw, SC are Manufacturing (593 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (312 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (191 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($117,708), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,854), and Retail Trade ($47,431).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.87k
2022 Value
± 388
−1.94%
1 Year decline
± 30.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cheraw, SC declined at a rate of −1.94%, from 1.91k employees to 1.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cheraw, SC, are Production Occupations (382 people), Material Moving Occupations (335 people), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (181 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cheraw, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.87k
2022 Value
± 388
−1.94%
1 Year decline
± 30.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cheraw, SC declined at a rate of −1.94%, from 1.91k employees to 1.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cheraw, SC, are Manufacturing (593 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (312 people), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (191 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cheraw, SC, though some of these residents may live in Cheraw, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,882
Median earning men ± $9,829
$27,634
Median earning women ± $6,413

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($78,207), Retail Trade ($47,222), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($9,979).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($37,645), Manufacturing ($26,149), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($24,576).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cheraw, SC awarded 322 degrees. The student population of Cheraw, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 425 male students and 1,041 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cheraw, SC are White (157 and 48.8%), followed by Black or African American (144 and 44.7%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 3.73%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 1.55%).

The largest universities in Cheraw, SC by number of degrees awarded are Northeastern Technical College (322 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cheraw, SC are Pre-Nursing Studies (94 and 29.2%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (90 and 28%), and Phlebotamy Technician (35 and 10.9%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,466 students enrolled in Cheraw, SC, 29% men and 71% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 695 records, of which 76% were women and 24% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 32 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cheraw, SC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 32 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cheraw, SC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
322 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northeastern Technical College with 322 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 70 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cheraw, SC, which is 0.278 times less than the 252 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 157 degrees mean that there were 1.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 144 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,088) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($936) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cheraw, SC was $140,000 in 2022, which is 0.497 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $121,300 to $140,000, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Cheraw, SC is 48.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cheraw, SC have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cheraw, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$140,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$36,984
$1,050
Median Property Taxes
±$262

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cheraw, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cheraw, SC compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

48.9%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 48.9% of the housing units in Cheraw, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.5%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Cheraw, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$30,658
Median Household Income
± $12,995
2.15k
Number of Households
± 412

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.15k households in Cheraw, SC grew to $30,658 from the previous year's value of $29,276.

The following chart displays the households in Cheraw, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cheraw, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Other (8.28%)
  3. Walked (6.06%)

In 2022, 81.9% of workers in Cheraw, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who used some unspecified means to get work (8.28%) and those who walked to work (6.06%).

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cheraw, SC have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.874% of the workforce in Cheraw, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cheraw, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cheraw, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

33.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cheraw, SC (1.63k out of 4.82k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cheraw, SC is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.5% of the population of Cheraw, SC has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 20.4% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 17.3% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chesterfield County, SC see 3261 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.36% decrease from the previous year (3520 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3508 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 814 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,261 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chesterfield County, SC

Primary care physicians in Chesterfield County, SC see an average of 3,261 patients per year. This represents a 7.36% decrease from the previous year (3,520 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chesterfield County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 17.9% between 18 and 34 years, 42.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.5%
Uninsured
34.4%
Employer Coverage
20.4%
Medicaid
14.2%
Medicare
17.3%
Non-Group
2.14%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cheraw, SC grew by 29.9% from 8.89% to 11.5%.

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