Chatham, VA
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Chatham is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 1,481 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chatham is the 250th largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some towns, 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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chatham who work in management occupations (15.99%), teaching (14.56%), and sales jobs (13.13%).

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.

One of the benefits of Chatham is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.49 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small town, Chatham does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The citizens of Chatham are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.86% of adults in Chatham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chatham in 2010 was $27,849, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,396 for a family of four. However, Chatham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chatham is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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, French , and Scots-Irish.

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

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