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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Cheraw is a town in South Carolina with a population of 5,702. Cheraw is in Chesterfield County. Living in Cheraw offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Cheraw and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$525
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,039.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    52
    40.7
  • Robbery
    121.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,039.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,823.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    346.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%

Working in Cheraw

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$24,504
National
$55,322

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Cheraw Reviews

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Cheraw is a pretty town with a sweet southern charm, the people are pleasant and diverse in many aspects. The homes are beautiful down the main streets of the town but as you travel in other areas of the town the charm disappears as does the upkeep of the city streets. There are very few restaurants best eating place in town is (Rivers Edge) and there is absolutely no night life. There is not a movie theater, bowling alley or other entertainment for the people with in the community. Cheraw is the home of Dizzy Gillespie and they have a Jazz festival every October, one other festival in the Springtime. The town lacks diversity and offers nothing for young college graduates to return home to.
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I moved here in January 2017 and I really love it. It is a beautiful place to live! My only suggestion would to be for more restaurant options, like casual or fine dining. There is a lot of fast food restaurants but not a lot of sit down ones.
Although Cheraw is a quite small town, the people within this community are so close and come together very often to help anyone and everyone they can. This town is like one big happy family.