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Population (year 2000): 8,583. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,787 (+14.0% change)
Males: 4,213 (49.1%), Females: 4,370 (50.9%)

Sangamon County

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Median resident age: 35.0 years
Median household income: $60,350 (year 2000)
Median house value: $110,300 (year 2000)

Chatham, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Chatham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.8%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (35.3%), Irish (18.9%), English (14.3%), Italian (6.3%), United States (6.1%), French (3.9%).Illinois

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 5.0 square miles

Chatham,

For population 25 years and over in Chatham

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 37.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chatham village

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 64.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

1.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +2,539 (+42.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Springfield, (8.3 miles pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louis, MO St. (81.4 miles pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (204.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: View, IL (6.6 miles Southern IL (6.7 miles Auburn, IL (6.7 miles Jerome, Grove, IL (7.3 miles Leland IL Divernon, (7.9 miles IL Springfield, (8.3 miles IL (9.8 miles Pawnee, IL (10.2 miles Loami,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 100 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 1998: 98 buildings, average cost: $41,400
  • 1999: 105 buildings, average cost: $39,300
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $39,800
  • 2001: 99 buildings, average cost: $39,700
  • 2002: 123 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2003: 128 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2004: 128 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2005: 124 buildings, average cost: $144,100

Latitude: 39.67 N, Longitude: 89.70 W

Area code: 217

Chatham, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Public administration (18.8%), Retail trade (11.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,021 (-35.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 663 (14.3%)

Crime in Chatham by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 2 0 2 0
    per 100,000 11.7 23.3 0.0 23.3 0.0
Robberies 0 3 0 3 0
    per 100,000 0.0 35.0 0.0 35.0 0.0
Assaults 2 8 4 8 14
    per 100,000 23.3 93.2 46.6 93.2 163.1
Burglaries 23 21 30 21 31
    per 100,000 268.0 244.7 349.5 244.7 361.2
Thefts 91 85 128 85 88
    per 100,000 1060.2 990.3 1491.3 990.3 1025.3
Auto thefts 3 3 1 3 4
    per 100,000 35.0 35.0 11.7 35.0 46.6
73.3 98.0 94.4 98.0 102.6

Average climate in Chatham, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chatham,

Chatham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 107% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Chatham city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1977, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.0 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Chatham:
  • ANDREW MCFARLAND MENTAL HLTH CTR (about 9 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chatham:
  • CAPITAL (about 12 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; ID: SPI)
  • ST LOUIS REGIONAL (about 59 miles; ALTON/ST LOUIS, IL; ID: ALN)
  • DECATUR (about 60 miles; DECATUR, IL; ID: DEC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chatham:
  • ZELMER MEMORIAL AIRPARK INC (about 27 miles; PALMYRA, IL; ID: 5K1)
  • TAYLORVILLE MUNI (about 29 miles; TAYLORVILLE, IL; ID: TAZ)
  • LITCHFIELD MUNI (about 36 miles; LITCHFIELD, IL; ID: 3LF)

Amtrak station near Chatham:
  • 10 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 3 $4,689 $18,756 0 $0
Electric Power 6 $25,477 $50,954 0 $0
Water Supply 4 $11,809 $35,427 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 4 $6,819 $20,457 20 $2,984
Sewerage 2 $3,410 $20,460 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 0 $0   1 $682
Streets and Highways 4 $11,692 $35,076 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 14 $50,023 $42,876 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   4 $2,942
Other Government Administration 2 $8,524 $51,144 8 $4,399
Financial Administration 1 $2,967 $35,604 0 $0
Police - Other 0 $0   9 $8,486
Totals for Government 40 $125,410 $37,623 42 $19,494
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chatham:
  • LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,756)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT SPRINGFIELD (about 9 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 2,357)
  • MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; DECATUR, IL; FT enrollment: 2,274)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 62 miles; GODFREY, IL; FT enrollment: 3,451)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 67 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; FT enrollment: 10,038)
  • BRADLEY UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 5,262)
  • ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLLEGE (about 74 miles; EAST PEORIA, IL; FT enrollment: 6,404)
Public high school in Chatham:
  • GLENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,270; Location: 1501 E PLUMMER BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chatham:
  • GLENWOOD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,026; Location: 595 CHATHAM RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CHATHAM ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 623; Location: 525 S COLLEGE ST; Grades: PK - 03)
  • GLENWOOD INTERMEDIATE SCH (Students: 575; Location: 465 CHATHAM RD; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • BALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 566; Location: 1015 NEW CITY RD; Grades: PK - 03)
Library in Chatham:
  • CHATHAM AREA P.L.D. (Operating income: $328,145; Location: 600 E. SPRUCE STREET; 47,047 books; 2,049 audio materials; 791 video materials; 121 serial subscriptions)

Cemeteries: Chatham Community Cemetery (1), Chatham Memorial Cemetery (2).


Chatham compared to Illinois state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Chatham:
  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Chatham:
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WIBI (91.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WXAJ (99.7 FM; HILLSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSMI-FM (106.1 FM; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTSG (90.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Chatham:
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

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