Chatham, IL

Chatham profile

Living in Chatham

Chatham is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 13,008 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chatham is the 202nd largest community in Illinois.

Chatham is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chatham is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chatham who work in office and administrative support (13.04%), management occupations (12.19%), and business and financial occupations (11.33%).

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

Because of many things, Chatham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chatham a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chatham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chatham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small village, Chatham doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Chatham is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 48.23% of adults in Chatham have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Chatham in 2018 was $38,280, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,120 for a family of four.

The people who call Chatham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chatham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Chatham include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Chatham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.