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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Chesnee is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.50% of the Chesnee workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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.

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.

One downside of living in Chesnee, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.26 minutes every day commuting to work.

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.