|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Cheraw is 4,963. Cheraw, South Carolina is the 4,832nd largest city in the US.
Cheraw is located entirely in Chesterfield County.
The peak population of Cheraw was in 1990, when its population was 6,088. In 1990, Cheraw was the 3,557th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,832nd largest city in the US. Cheraw is currently 18.5% smaller than it was in 1990.
Cheraw has shrunk 11.0% since the year 2000. Cheraw, South Carolina's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Cheraw has a population density of 1,079.1 people per square mile.
|5231||Isle of Palms||4,307||-5.8%|
|4828||Mendham, New Jersey||4,973||-2.5%|
|4832||Cheraw, South Carolina||4,963||-11.0%|
|4833||Harrington Park, New Jersey||4,963||4.6%|
|4835||Port Allen, Louisiana||4,956||-5.9%|
The total voting age population of Cheraw, South Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 4,296. The voting age population is 44.7% male and 55.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 22.6% of the residents of Cheraw are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Cheraw are 50.9% Black, 46.0% White, 1.7% Two or more races and 1.4% Asian. Additionally, 4.3% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Cheraw, 29.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 48.1%. On a per-household basis, 27.5% of families are below the poverty line in Cheraw.
Among those aged 16 and older, 50.6% of Cheraw residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 71.7% of Cheraw residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.9% have a bachelor's degree and 3.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Cheraw residents aged 5 and older, 7.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.8% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.7% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Cheraw is 21.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Cheraw, 18.1% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Cheraw is $33,200.
In Cheraw, 47.2% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 52.8% of housing units in Cheraw.
Of all the housing units in Cheraw, 18.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Cheraw, 16.3% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 510 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Cheraw is $668.
In Cheraw, 62.6% of households have an active broadband internet connection.