Cheraw, South Carolina

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Cheraw (officially pronounced /tʃəˈrɔː/ chə-raw, often also /ʃəˈrɔː/ shə-raw[citation needed]) is a town on the Pee Dee River in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 5,524 at the 2000 census and center of an urban cluster with a total population of 9,069. It has been nicknamed "The Prettiest Town in Dixie."



Cheraw is located at 34°41′48″N 79°53′42″W / 34.69667°N 79.895°W / 34.69667; -79.895 (34.696573, -79.895087)[3]. The town is at the fall line of the Pee Dee River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²), of which, 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.65%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,524 people, 2,290 households, and 1,470 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,197.6 people per square mile (462.7/km²). There were 2,568 housing units at an average density of 556.7/sq mi (215.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 19.41% African American, 78.56% White, 0.36% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

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