Chatham is a somewhat small village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,377 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chatham is the 170th largest community in Illinois.
Chatham is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 89.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chatham is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chatham who work in management occupations (13.18%), office and administrative support (13.09%), and healthcare (9.52%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.62% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Chatham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Chatham a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Chatham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Chatham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Being a small village, Chatham does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Chatham, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Chatham is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.64% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Chatham in 2018 was $40,423, which is wealthy relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,692 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 European.
The most common language spoken in Chatham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.