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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cheraw is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cheraw is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cheraw who work in sales jobs (16.91%), office and administrative support (9.15%), and maintenance occupations (9.15%).
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.
One of the benefits of Cheraw is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.34 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Cheraw is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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. 17.46% of adults 25 and older in Cheraw have a college degree.
The per capita income in Cheraw in 2010 was $14,946, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,784 for a family of four. Cheraw also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.41% 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 German, Jamaican, Scottish, and African.
The most common language spoken in Cheraw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.