Cheraw, SC
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Cheraw is a somewhat small town located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 5,778 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cheraw is the 69th largest community in South Carolina.

Cheraw is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cheraw is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cheraw who work in sales jobs (19.18%), office and administrative support (9.93%), and maintenance occupations (9.02%).

Also of interest is that Cheraw has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Cheraw spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.56 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small town, Cheraw does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Cheraw citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.74% of adults 25 and older in Cheraw have a college degree.

The per capita income in Cheraw in 2010 was $16,434, which is lower middle income relative to South Carolina, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $65,736 for a family of four. Cheraw also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.66% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Cheraw is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Cheraw home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cheraw residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Cheraw include Scottish, Jamaican, German, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Cheraw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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