Chesnee, SC
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Living in Chesnee


Chesnee is a tiny city located in the state of South Carolina. With a population of 957 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chesnee is the 191st largest community in South Carolina.

When you are in Chesnee, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.50% of Chesnee’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Chesnee is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesnee who work in sales jobs (21.07%), office and administrative support (13.21%), and food service (8.57%).

Also of interest is that Chesnee has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Chesnee is worth considering.

One downside of living in Chesnee, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.26 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of people in Chesnee with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.27% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chesnee in 2018 was $15,737, which is low income relative to South Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,948 for a family of four.

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, Irish, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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