Cheraw, South Carolina Population 2020

5,523

Cheraw is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,523, it is the 58th largest city in South Carolina and the 4492nd largest city in the United States. Cheraw is currently declining at a rate of -0.86% annually and its population has decreased by -5.61% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,851 in 2010. Cheraw reached it's highest population of 5,865 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Cheraw has a population density of 929 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cheraw is $44,420 with a poverty rate of 34.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $539 per month, and the median house value is $114,400. The median age in Cheraw is 39.5 years, 28.9 years for males, and 44.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.5 males.

Cheraw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cheraw was:

  • Black or African American: 58.01%
  • White: 39.76%
  • Asian: 1.37%
  • Two or more races: 0.86%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cheraw, South Carolina is 5,523, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,619.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,851.

Cheraw, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American3,30758.01%
White2,26739.76%
Asian781.37%
Two or More Races490.86%

Cheraw Population Pyramid 2020

Cheraw Median Age

39.5


Total

28.9


Male

44.3


Female

Cheraw Adults

There are 4,197 adults, (1,312 of whom are seniors) in Cheraw.

Cheraw Age Dependency

97.6

Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheraw Sex Ratio

Female

3,159

55.41%

Male

2,542

44.59%

Cheraw Households and Families

Cheraw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cheraw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.8%15.2%
Male49.4%50.6%
All48.5%51.5%
Non Family37.7%62.3%
Female18.9%81.1%

48.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1242.5748.5
Married7362.8384.8
Female6723.5618.9
Non Family6391.1537.7
Male773.0949.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cheraw Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3439.82%
9th to 12th Grade53815.41%
High School Graduate1,17033.51%
Some College79922.88%
Associates Degree1293.69%
Bachelors Degree38010.88%
Graduate Degree1333.81%

Cheraw Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black1,8151,14636
White1,6301,423435
Asian424242
Multiple Races5

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,759$46,127$27,524
Less Than High School$21,029$$21,618
High School Grad$29,375$34,481$24,297
Some College$27,847$46,667$
Bachelors Degree$49,034$55,655$
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,759

Average Earnings

$46,127

Average Male

$27,524

Average Female

Cheraw Language

Cheraw Language by Age

Cheraw Language

97.94% of Cheraw residents speak only English, while 2.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.07% of the population.

Cheraw Poverty

Cheraw Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black3,2321,78155.11%
White2,1171316.19%

34.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.90%

Male Poverty Rate

34.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheraw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheraw is Black, with 55.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheraw is White, with 6.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.01%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.43%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School47.84%
High School25.66%
Some College18.58%
Bachelors or Greater9.44%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed71.56%
Female Unemployed61.65%
Female Employed11.96%
Male Employed8.90%

Cheraw Income

Cheraw Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,444$44,420
Families$38,544$50,908
Married Families$56,481-
Non Families$15,727$28,434

Cheraw Marital Status

Cheraw Marital Status

Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheraw Married by Age and Sex

Cheraw Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cheraw Marital Status by Race

Cheraw Veterans

229

Number of Veterans

183

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War61
Korea45
Vietnam32
World War II15
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+88
18 to 3446
65 to 7441
55 to 6438
35 to 5416
Name Veterans % of Total
Black1295.80%
White1005.19%

$Cheraw Veterans by Education

21.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheraw Employment Status

46.2%

Labor Force Participation

37.5%

Employment Rate

18.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cheraw Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.20%

Born in South Carolina

98.00%

Native Born

2.00%

Foreign Born

0.49%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.00% of Cheraw residents were born in the United States, with 75.20% having been born in South Carolina. 0.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20205,523-48-0.86%
20195,571-48-0.85%
20185,619-41-0.72%
20175,660-48-0.84%
20165,708-27-0.47%
20155,735-24-0.42%
20145,759-10-0.17%
20135,769-4-0.07%
20125,773-68-1.16%
20115,841-24-0.41%
20105,8653410.60%
20005,524190.03%
19905,505-149-0.27%
19805,654270.05%
19705,6274560.85%
19605,1713350.67%
19504,8363390.73%
19404,4979242.33%
19303,5734231.27%
19203,1502770.92%
19102,8730.00%