Chatham is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 214 people and just one neighborhood, Chatham is the 611th largest community in Michigan. Chatham has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chatham is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chatham is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chatham who work in office and administrative support (23.44%), management occupations (15.62%) and maintenance occupations (9.38%).
Of important note, Chatham is also a village of artists. Chatham has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Chatham’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Chatham’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Residents will find that the village is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Chatham is worth considering.