Chesnee, South Carolina

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Chesnee, South Carolina

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High Points

Chesnee strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in South Carolina):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Chesnee Racial Diversity
Low Violent Crime
(vs. State)
Top 8% Chesnee Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Chesnee Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Chesnee, South Carolina

Comparing Chesnee to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in South Carolina (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Female Share of the Population 8 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Senior Citizens 6 6
Age of the Population 4 6
Male Share of the Population 3 6
Well-Paid Single Men 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 5
Portion of People Married 1 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 3 4
College Educated Adults 2 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
People Above Poverty 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 9
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Housing Recently Built 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 7 10
Low Property Crime 2 5

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Chesnee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles NE of Greenville, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Spartanburg
Metro Area Greenville - Spartanburg - Anderson
Standard Zip Codes 29323
Phone Area Codes 864
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.148
Longitude -81.861

Chesnee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 43 to 74 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Distance 17.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 45 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.9 inches
Station TRYON
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 52 F
Apr Temp 46 to 74 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 65.4 inches
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Chesnee Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,003 100%
Male 469 46.8%
Female 534 53.2%
Under 18 254 25.3%
18+ 749 74.7%
65+ 158 15.8%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.18
White 684 68.2%
African-American 276 27.5%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 20 2%
Mixed Race 19 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 47 4.7%

Estimated Chesnee Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,022
Growth 19
Growth % 1.9%

Chesnee Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.4%
US/American 35.9%
Irish 7.4%
English 6.9%
African 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Italian 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Polish 1.4%
German 0.8%
Czech 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Canadian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chesnee 1,003 $33,438
Campobello 449 $41,250
Cowpens 2,279 $39,387
Gaffney 12,968 $38,449
Inman 1,884 $40,298
Pacolet 2,690 $41,367
Spartanburg 39,673 $36,108
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Chesnee High Schools (2004)

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Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Franklinton, North Carolina 85.8   33.2% 17.2% 8.9% 29 $34,412 8.1% 42.9% 1,745 19.6% 32.7 1.1% 0.6
2. Carbon Hill, Alabama 82.5   33.6% 18.3% 6.8% 29 $25,556 7.4% 10.6% 2,071 24% 31.4 0.9% 1.5
3. Buena Vista, Georgia 80.5   32.6% 12.9% 9.7% 22 $21,738 7.2% 74.2% 1,664 34.7% 43.3 1.3% 0.6
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