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Cheraw is a town in Chesterfield County.

The community was named for Indian tribe

The latitude of Cheraw is 34.697N. The longitude is -79.883W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 167 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,416.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$21,897
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cheraw demographic reports
Cheraw is on the Pee Dee River, near the North Carolina border
Founded as a trading post around 1740. Functioned as a supply depot during the Civil War
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 32. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Dizzie Gillespie, jazz musician
Local festivals include:
  • Spring Festival - March 30-April 1, 2007
  • South Carolina Jazz Festival - Oct. 19-20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cheraw web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Cheraw State Park, Sandhills State Forest
Cheraw attractions: Cheraw Fish Hatchery
Historic sites and museums: Lyceum Museum
Colleges and universities: Chesterfield-Marlboro Technical College

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Cheraw residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cheraw ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cheraw was $13,801, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Cheraw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Cheraw include Cheraw Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Cheraw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $262.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $756.


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Libraries in Cheraw include Matheson Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Chesterfield County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cheraw political report.

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The average commute time for Cheraw workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Cheraw include Days Inn Cheraw, Econo Lodge Cheraw, Jameson Inn.

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