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Chatham, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Chatham had a population of 1,839 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Chatham is located at latitude 42.3618 and longitude -73.5979 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Chatham (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 463 feet.

The Village of Chatham (GNIS ID: 2391599) 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.

The Village of Chatham is located within Town of Ghent, a minor civil division (MCD) of Columbia County.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chatham: Chatham Four Corners, Groats Corners, Groat's Corners.

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Chatham, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,839
Population in Households 1,833
Population in Familes 1,337
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 1,487
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 822
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 458
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 512 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 310 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $238,855
Average Home Value $290,411


Median Household Income $52,804
Average Household Income $74,088
Per Capita Income $33,319
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.5%
Households 0.41% 0.34%
Families 0.94% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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.

Chatham, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatham to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York 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 # 641 46th
Population Density1 # 551 54th
Diversity Index2 # 529 56th
Median Household Income # 733 39th
Per Capita Income # 500 58th

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