Population: 5,346

Male 44% Female 56%
Married 50%
Single 50%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Cheraw has a very low population density. Cheraw is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

1,159 Cheraw
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Cheraw, SC, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Cheraw, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Cheraw has a population density of 1,159, with 5,346 current residents.

Out of the 5,346 current residents, 44% are male and 56% are female. 50% of the residents are married and 50% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 59% Sun
  • 47% Rain
  • 2% Snow


61°F average temperature

  • 41 years Median home age
  • $84,050 Median home price
  • -2.84% Home appreciation rate
  • 3.22% Annual property tax
  • 50.6%
    Homes owned
  • 38.2%
    Homes rented
  • 11.2%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Cheraw, the air quality is 79% and the weather, on average, is 59% sunny, 47% rainy, and 2% snowy. The average temperature is 61°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Cheraw, you should know that 50.6% of homes are owned while 38.2% of homes are rented, and 11.2% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $84,050, the median age of homes is 41 years, the annual home appreciation is -2.84% and the annual property tax is 3.22%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Cheraw, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Cheraw’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Cheraw is 41 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 47.94% Democratic, 50.89% Republican, and 1.17% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:11


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 69%
    High school diploma
  • 8%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 12%
    Bachelors degree
  • 6%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Cheraw, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 17.40% of residents are unemployed in Cheraw (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Cheraw residents: 9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.82% are in the arts and sciences field, 16.1% are in the customer service field, 22.8% are in the sales field, 1.86% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 5.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 25.2% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:11. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 68.95%, 7.77% of residents have an associate’s degree, 12.07% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.76% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Cheraw, you should be aware that the average commute time is 16 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Cheraw have a few different options. 80% of commuters use their own cars, 12% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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