Chatham, NY
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Chatham profile

Living in Chatham

Chatham is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 1,602 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chatham is the 675th 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.

A relatively large number of people in Chatham telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.82% 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.

The overall crime rate in Chatham is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

As is often the case in a small village, Chatham doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Chatham ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Chatham, 42.89% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Chatham in 2018 was $42,022, which is upper middle income relative to New York, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,088 for a family of four. However, Chatham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chatham is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 Irish, Italian, German, English, and French.

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