Cheraw, SC Population

Population: 5,524. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,474 (-0.9% change)
Males: 2,432 (44.0%), Females: 3,092 (56.0%)

Chesterfield County

Zip code: 29520

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $21,897
Median house value: $66,700

Races in Cheraw:

  • Black (52.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (45.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (5.6%), Irish (4.6%), German (4.3%), English (4.1%), Italian (2.2%).

Elevation: 157 feet

Land area: 4.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Cheraw

  • High school or higher: 69.1%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 14.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cheraw town

  • Never married: 29.5%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -545 (-9.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Cheraw:

  • CHESTERFIELD GENERAL HOSPITAL (HIGHWAY 9 BOX 151)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Cheraw:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cheraw:

  • FLORENCE REGIONAL (about 38 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Abbreviation: FLO)
  • MOORE COUNTY (about 52 miles; PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES, NC; Abbreviation: SOP)
  • SHAW AFB (about 64 miles; SUMTER, SC; Abbreviation: SSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Cheraw:

  • CHERAW MUNI/LYNCH BELLINGER FIELD (about 4 miles; CHERAW, SC; Abbreviation: 47J)
  • MARLBORO COUNTY JETPORT – H.E. AVENT FIELD (about 13 miles; BENNETTSVILLE, SC; Abbreviation: BBP)
  • ROCKINGHAM-HAMLET (about 17 miles; ROCKINGHAM, NC; Abbreviation: 45J)
Amtrak station near Cheraw:

  • 19 miles: HAMLET (MAIN ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Cheraw:

  • NORTHEASTERN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 592; Location: 1201 CHESTERFIELD HWY.; Public; Website: www.northeasterntech.org)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cheraw:

  • FLORENCE DARLINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 35 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,619)
  • FRANCIS MARION UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; FLORENCE, SC; Full-time enrollment: 2,922)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE (about 49 miles; PEMBROKE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,806)
  • FAYETTEVILLE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,815)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 72 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 13,706)
  • CENTRAL CAROLINA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 73 miles; SANFORD, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,400)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 74 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 7,967)

Schools

Public high schools in Cheraw:

  • CHERAW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 852; Location: 649 CHESTERFIELD HWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHESTERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 1010 WEST GREENE ST.; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Cheraw:

  • JESUS IS LORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: P O BOX 827; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Cheraw:

  • LONG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 676; Location: 1010 WEST GREEN STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • CHERAW INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Students: 645; Location: 421 CHESTERFIELD HWY; Grades: 03 – 06)
  • CHERAW PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 589; Location: 321 HIGH STREET; Grades: PK – 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Cheraw:

  • FAITH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 111; Location: 220 GREENE ST; Grades: KG – 6)
  • ST DAVIDS SCHOOL (Students: 5; Location: PO BOX 926 420 MARKET ST; Grades: KG – KG)

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