Cheraw, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cheraw, Colorado - Basic Facts

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The Town of Cheraw had a population of 240 as of July 1, 2016. Cheraw ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cheraw is located at latitude 38.1081 and longitude -103.5109 in Otero County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cheraw (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Otero County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,131 feet.

The Town of Cheraw (GNIS ID: 2413193) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Cheraw is located within Cheraw Division of Otero County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cheraw population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cheraw, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 240
Population in Households 230
Population in Familes 200
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 1,516
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $145,833
Average Home Value $164,286


Median Household Income $46,582
Average Household Income $61,075
Per Capita Income $24,124
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.78% -0.59%
Households -0.98% -0.64%
Families 0.95% -0.58%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cheraw, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cheraw to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 342 26th
Population Density1 # 113 76th
Diversity Index2 # 178 61st
Median Household Income # 301 34th
Per Capita Income # 324 29th

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