Chatham, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Chatham, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Chatham had a population of 12,400 as of July 1, 2015. Chatham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chatham is located at latitude 39.6708 and longitude -89.6995 in Sangamon County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Chatham (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sangamon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The Village of Chatham (GNIS ID: 2397606) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chatham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Village of Chatham, IL Boundary Map

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Chatham, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,400
Population in Households 12,394
Population in Familes 10,811
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 2,168
Diversity Index2 20
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 4,744
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 3,593
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,786 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,822 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 922 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 42 ( 0.9%)
Median Home Value $217,308
Average Home Value $280,462
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $78,089
Average Household Income $92,463
Per Capita Income $35,089
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.45% 1.03%
Households 1.65% 1.05%
Families 1.6% 0.92%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
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.

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Chatham, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatham to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 199 86th
Population Density1 # 237 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 467 66th
Median Household Income # 175 87th
Per Capita Income # 168 88th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.