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Chatham, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Chatham had a population of 1,809 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 1,809
Daytime Population: Workers 1,302
Daytime Population: Residents 831
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,133
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 1,802
Population in Familes 1,313
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,463
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $53,192
Average Household Income $77,179
Per Capita Income $34,801


Total Housing Units 915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 510 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 303 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $228,684
Average Home Value $285,806


Total Households 812
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 452
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.2%
Households 0.19% 0.15%
Families 0.63% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   2.38%

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, 2017 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 # 644 46th
Population Density # 551 54th
Diversity Index # 546 55th
Median Household Income # 759 37th
Per Capita Income # 502 58th

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