Chesnee, SC
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Living in Chesnee


Chesnee is a tiny city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 957 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chesnee is the 191st largest community in South Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Chesnee isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chesnee are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chesnee is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesnee who work in sales jobs (27.95%), office and administrative support (11.02%), and food service (11.02%).

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

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Chesnee has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Chesnee a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Chesnee, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.57 minutes every day commuting to work.

In Chesnee, just 10.91% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chesnee in 2018 was $15,376, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,504 for a family of four. Chesnee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.33% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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