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People

Total Population 5,800
Male Share of the Population 41.1%
Female Share of the Population 58.9%
Senior Citizens 23.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,573
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,997
% Above Poverty Level 67.6%
% Below Poverty Level 32.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 12 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $525
Median House Value $95,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.8%
US/American 0%
English 6.4%
Irish 1.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cheraw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 62 miles SW of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles SE of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Chesterfield
Standard Zip Codes 29520
Phone Area Codes 843
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.697
Longitude -79.883

Cheraw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHERAW
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Station LAURINBURG
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 49 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.1 inches
Station DILLON
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 47 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bennettsville 8,834 $33,864
Blenheim 137 $44,063
Chesterfield 1,410 $47,125
Patrick 439 $31,667
Ruby 379 $55,625
Society Hill 560 $43,304

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cheraw Hospitals

CHESTERFIELD GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
711 CHESTERFIELD HIGHWAY
(843) 537-7881
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cheraw High Schools

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CHERAW HIGH SCHOOL
649 CHESTERFIELD HWY
843-537-7851
Serves 852 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

CHESTERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
1010 WEST GREENE ST.
843-623-2161
Serves 502 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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