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.

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 office and administrative support (24.28%), sales jobs (13.41%), and personal care services (12.32%).

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.

As is often the case in a small city, Chesnee doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Chesnee ranks among the bottom of the nation in terms of college education compared to other cities and towns: only 3.76% of people over 25 have a college degree.

The per capita income in Chesnee in 2010 was $13,189, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,756 for a family of four. Chesnee also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.43% 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 African.

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