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.

Chatham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.12% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (18.74%), teaching (12.18%), and office and administrative support (11.48%).

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 town’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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.51 minutes getting to work every day.

Chatham is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The education level of Chatham citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.43% of adults in Chatham have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chatham in 2010 was $24,890, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,560 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, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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

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