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Chatham, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Chatham had a population of 1,340 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chatham is located at latitude 36.8119 and longitude -79.4001 in Pittsylvania County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chatham (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pittsylvania County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 728 feet.

The Town of Chatham (GNIS ID: 2390780) 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, 2017.

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Chatham, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,340
Daytime Population: Workers 2,215
Daytime Population: Residents 735
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,950
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.20
Population in Households 1,180
Population in Familes 896
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density2 660
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $37,307
Average Household Income $58,931
Per Capita Income $25,808


Total Housing Units 619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 197 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $156,368
Average Home Value $173,846


Total Households 520
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 299
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 0.75% -0.03%
Households 0.21% 0.0%
Families -0.32% -0.13%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   2.96%

Chatham, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatham to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia 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 # 320 46th
Population Density # 328 45th
Diversity Index # 249 58th
Median Household Income # 487 18th
Per Capita Income # 309 48th

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