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 829 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chesnee is the 191st largest community in South Carolina.

Chesnee is a blue-collar town, with 37.50% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Chesnee is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesnee who work in sales jobs (21.07%), office and administrative support (13.21%), and food service (8.57%).

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.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Chesnee has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Chesnee has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Chesnee than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Chesnee may be for you.

One downside of living in Chesnee is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chesnee, the average commute to work is 31.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The rate of college-level education in Chesnee is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.27% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chesnee in 2018 was $15,737, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,948 for a family of four.

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, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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