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Chatham, IL
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Living in Chatham



Chatham is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,466 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chatham is the 170th largest community in Illinois.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Chatham telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Chatham is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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. 46.92% 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 $42,686, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,744 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 French.

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