Chesnee, SC
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Chesnee is a tiny city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 899 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chesnee is the 191st largest community in South Carolina.

Chesnee is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (20.00%), office and administrative support (10.73%), and food service (8.78%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Chesnee is worth considering.

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

The population of Chesnee has a very low overall level of education: only 7.27% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Chesnee in 2010 was $13,128, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,512 for a family of four. Chesnee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.87% 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, German, Scottish, and Norwegian.

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