Chatham, NY
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Chatham is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,696 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Chatham is the 609th largest community in New York. Chatham has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Unlike some villages, Chatham isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chatham are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chatham is a village of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Chatham who work in office and administrative support (14.11%), sales jobs (9.97%), and food service (6.60%).

Overall, Chatham’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

The population of Chatham overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Chatham, 24.59% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Chatham in 2010 was $27,048, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,192 for a family of four. However, Chatham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Italian, German, English, and French .

The most common language spoken in Chatham is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Korean.