Cheraw, South Carolina Population 2021

5,440
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Cheraw is a city located in Chesterfield County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 5,440, it is the 60th largest city in South Carolina and the 4538th largest city in the United States . Cheraw is currently declining at a rate of -1.11% annually and its population has decreased by -7.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,851 in 2010. Cheraw reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 6 miles, Cheraw has a population density of 915 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cheraw is $46,189 with a poverty rate of 29.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $668 per month, and the median house value is $109,600. The median age in Cheraw is 43.5 years, 40 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.

Cheraw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cherawwas:

  • Black or African American: 50.89%
  • White: 45.98%
  • Two or more races: 1.68%
  • Asian: 1.45%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cheraw, South Carolina is 5,440 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,562.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,851.

Cheraw, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American2,87950.89%
White2,60145.98%
Two or More Races951.68%
Asian821.45%
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Cheraw Population by Race

Cheraw Population Pyramid $2021

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Cheraw Median Age

43.5


Total

40


Male

45.1


Female

Cheraw Adults

There are 4,341 adults, (1,281 of whom are seniors) in Cheraw.

Cheraw Age Dependency

84.9

Age Dependency Ratio

41.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheraw Sex Ratio

Female

3,041

53.76%

Male

2,616

46.24%

Cheraw Population by Age

Cheraw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cheraw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male20.6%79.4%
Female26.3%73.7%
Non Family41.2%58.8%
All47.2%52.8%
Married73.2%26.8%

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cheraw Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,3582.2947.2
Non Family8591.1541.2
Married7993.0273.2
Female5062.9226.3
Male1942.720.6

2.91

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Cheraw Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3018.09%
9th to 12th Grade75320.24%
High School Graduate1,19532.12%
Some College67518.14%
Associates Degree1323.55%
Bachelors Degree54714.70%
Graduate Degree1183.17%
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Cheraw Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheraw Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black1,8681,151161
White1,6751,444440
Hispanic1333426
Asian383838
2+ Races7

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%.

Cheraw Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,864$45,588$30,332
Less Than 9th Grade$30,404$31,187$16,845
High School Graduate$33,789$45,227$30,741
Some College$23,949$54,615$
Bachelors Degree$42,708$48,750$36,433
Graduate Degree$$$

$33,864

Average Earnings

$45,588

Average Male

$30,332

Average Female

Cheraw Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheraw Language by Age

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Cheraw Language

92.90% of Cheraw residents speak only English, while 7.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.61% of the population.

Cheraw Language

Cheraw Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black2,7781,35748.85%
White2,2362239.97%
Hispanic2432610.70%

29.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.90%

Male Poverty Rate

36.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheraw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheraw is Black, with 48.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheraw is White, with 9.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.31%.

Cheraw Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade43.95%
High School15.95%
Some College12.74%
Bachelors or Greater11.76%

Cheraw Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed68.17%
Female Employed15.45%
Male Unemployed12.12%
Male Employed7.62%

Cheraw Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheraw Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,200$46,189
Families$40,188$53,753
Married Families$70,969-
Non Families$22,005$32,327
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Income by Household Type

Cheraw Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.3%

Male Marriage Rate

31.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheraw Married by Age and Sex

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Cheraw Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cheraw Marital Status by Race

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Cheraw Marital Status

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231

Number of Veterans

213

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea52
Vietnam43
First Gulf War40
World War II22
Second Gulf War

Cheraw Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+106
55 to 6466
65 to 7439
35 to 5420
18 to 34

Cheraw Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1436.50%
Black884.20%
Hispanic52.06%

Cheraw Veterans by Race

Cheraw Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheraw Veterans by Education

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50.6%

Labor Force Participation

39.9%

Employment Rate

21.1%

Unemployment Rate

Cheraw Employment by Age

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Cheraw Employment by Race

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Cheraw Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.27%

Born in Cheraw

95.86%

Native Born

4.14%

Foreign Born

0.80%

Non Citizen

3.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.86% of Cheraw residents were born in the United States, with 77.27% having been born in South Carolina. 0.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cheraw Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,440-61-1.11%
20205,501-61-1.10%
20195,562-61-1.08%
20185,623-38-0.67%
20175,661-41-0.72%
20165,702-30-0.52%
20155,732-27-0.47%
20145,759-11-0.19%
20135,770-8-0.14%
20125,778-70-1.20%
20115,848-23-0.39%
20105,8713470.61%
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%

Cheraw Population by Year