Chatham, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 12,077 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +40.7%
Males: 5,738  (47.5%)
Females: 6,339  (52.5%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62536, 62629.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $79,865 (it was $60,350 in 2000)
Chatham:

$79,865
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $30,274 (it was $23,167 in 2000)

Chatham village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $165,059 (it was $107,500 in 2000)
Chatham:

$165,059
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $171,909; Detached houses: $176,260; Townhouses or other attached units: $121,586; In 2-unit structures: $211,458; Mobile homes: $11,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $941.

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  • White alone - 11,018 (92.5%)
  • Hispanic - 416 (3.5%)
  • Black alone - 128 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 116 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 110 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 81 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.04%)

Races in Chatham detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chatham: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.0%), Irish (13.2%), English (9.7%), United States (6.0%), Italian (4.1%), Polish (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/23/1874

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 4.97 square miles.

Population density: 2,432 people per square mile   (low).

Chatham,IL real estate house value index trend

Chatham, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Chatham:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chatham village:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 61.4%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

253 residents are foreign born (0.6% Europe).

This village:  2.1%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Chatham, Illinois as of March 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chatham to the number of sex offenders is 2,987 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,375 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,385 (1.8%)

Chatham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (8.0 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (78.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (183.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Curran, IL (2.5 miles ), Southern View, IL (2.5 miles ), Auburn, IL (2.5 miles ), Jerome, IL (2.6 miles ), Leland Grove, IL (2.7 miles ), Divernon, IL (2.8 miles ), Loami, IL (2.8 miles ), Springfield, IL (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 85 buildings, average cost: $30,400
  • 1998: 98 buildings, average cost: $41,400
  • 1999: 105 buildings, average cost: $39,300
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $39,800
  • 2001: 99 buildings, average cost: $39,700
  • 2002: 123 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2003: 128 buildings, average cost: $140,300
  • 2004: 128 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2005: 124 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2006: 149 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2007: 110 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 65 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 52 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 49 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2012: 53 buildings, average cost: $125,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.67 N, Longitude: 89.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,346 (-36.5%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 888 (14.4%)

Area code: 217

Chatham household income distribution Chatham home values distribution

Crime rates in Chatham by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 102200202022
per 100,000 11.70.023.322.00.00.020.40.019.30.018.317.3
Robberies 00330100111210
per 100,000 0.00.035.033.00.010.50.00.09.79.4109.686.7
Assaults 24881477610901
per 100,000 23.346.693.288.0150.173.671.559.896.584.30.08.7
Burglaries 233021213132372023202516
per 100,000 268.0349.5244.7231.0332.3336.3378.1199.2222.1187.3228.3138.7
Thefts 91128858588124909213811410479
per 100,000 1060.21491.3990.3934.9943.21303.3919.6916.41332.31067.8949.8684.9
Auto thefts 313346343415
per 100,000 35.011.735.033.042.963.130.739.829.037.59.143.3
Arson 002210121110
per 100,000 0.00.023.322.010.70.010.219.99.79.49.10.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.8) 84.4102.2116.2109.7102.2106.7104.371.2117.885.0110.689.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chatham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 21 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.2%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,539 (+42.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Public administration (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Work and jobs in Chatham: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chatham, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chatham, Illinois average temperatures Chatham, Illinois average precipitation Chatham, Illinois humidity Chatham, Illinois wind speed Chatham, Illinois snowfall Chatham, Illinois sunshine Chatham, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Chatham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 88% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Chatham village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.6 miles away from the village center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chatham-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 113.6 miles away from Chatham center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 155.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 173.6 miles away from Chatham center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 114.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sangamon County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chatham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chatham:

  • ANDREW MCFARLAND MENTAL HLTH CTR (Hospital, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SERVICES, LLC (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • AUBURN NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; AUBURN, IL)
  • GAINES MILL PLACE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • DAVITA - SPRINGFIELD MONTVALE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • GLENWOOD TERRACE-SPRINGFIELD (Hospital, about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • CONCORDIA VILLAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)

Heliports located in Chatham:

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Amtrak station near Chatham:

  • 10 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chatham:

  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 6 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,460)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 6 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Millikin University (about 41 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 46 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 57 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 63 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • Illinois Wesleyan University (about 68 miles; Bloomington, IL; FT enrollment: 2,323)

Public high school in Chatham:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chatham:

See full list of schools located in Chatham, School District: BALL CHATHAM COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT 5

Library in Chatham:

  • CHATHAM AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $737,384; Location: 600 EAST SPRUCE STREET; 63,382 books; 4,145 audio materials; 2,658 video materials; 13 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 129 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable location: Chatham Fire and Emergency Medical Services (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Chatham include: Chatham Baptist Church (A), Chatham Presbyterian Church (B), Chatham United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Chatham Memorial Cemetery (1), Chatham Community Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Candioto GUSS (Amusement & Theme Parks; 9121 Gordon Drive).

Hotel: Four Seasons Family Rest (17 Cottonwood Drive).

Sangamon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.2. This is about average.

City:

78.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.524. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.524
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chatham and their reported violations in the past:

CHATHAM (Population served: 10,260, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-07-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-07-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2006)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 4.9%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Black residents, 6.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 20.8% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.6 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  75.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Chatham, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Chatham compared to Illinois state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Chatham (2011 data):

  • Illinois National Bank: Chatham Branch at 100 East Plummer, branch established on 1994/06/06. Info updated 2008/03/27: Bank assets: $549.0 mil, Deposits: $492.6 mil, headquarters in Springfield, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Illinois National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of Springfield: Chatham Il Branch at 1140 Commercial Court, Suite A, branch established on 2010/08/30. Info updated 2010/10/01: Bank assets: $727.9 mil, Deposits: $610.4 mil, headquarters in Springfield, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Spring Bancorp, Inc.
  • United Community Bank: at 301 North Main Street, branch established on 1965/07/12. Info updated 2011/05/20: Bank assets: $954.7 mil, Deposits: $737.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank & Trust Company: Chatham Branch at Illinois, branch established on 1996/01/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $258.4 mil, Deposits: $229.0 mil, headquarters in Litchfield, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Lbt Bancshares, Inc.
  • Marine Bank: Chatham Branch at 470 North Main Plaza, branch established on 2002/09/04. Info updated 2011/11/30: Bank assets: $600.4 mil, Deposits: $516.0 mil, headquarters in Springfield, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Marine Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Chatham travel time to work - commute Chatham mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chatham village (based on Sangamon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.89%
Here: 56.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents34.2%14.0%10.6%7.6%6.9%
Congregations11.0%2.8%17.7%6.6%9.4%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents5.4%4.6%3.2%2.7%10.7%
Congregations6.6%7.7%2.8%5.5%29.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Sangamon County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Sangamon County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Sangamon County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Here:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

27.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,455$29,4600$0
Other Government Administration 2$7,051$42,30610$6,125
Judicial and Legal 0$0 4$4,097
Police Protection - Officers 12$41,382$41,3820$0
Police - Other 0$0 10$11,815
Streets and Highways 3$9,673$38,6920$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$949
Sewerage 2$2,821$16,9260$0
Parks and Recreation 3$5,641$22,56424$4,154
Water Supply 3$9,769$39,0760$0
Electric Power 5$21,076$50,5820$0
Other and Unallocable 3$3,879$15,5160$0
Totals for Government 34$103,747$36,61749$27,140

Chatham government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $929,000 ($76.92)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,880,000 ($321.27)
    Police Protection: $1,025,000 ($84.87)
    Water Utilities: $906,000 ($75.02)
    Regular Highways: $735,000 ($60.86)
    Central Staff Services: $532,000 ($44.05)
    Sewerage: $351,000 ($29.06)
    Financial Administration: $211,000 ($17.47)
    General - Other: $55,000 ($4.55)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($3.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($8.61)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $1,771,000 ($146.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $224,000 ($18.55)
    Central Staff: $80,000 ($6.62)
    Police Protection: $29,000 ($2.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,819,000 ($150.62)

Chatham government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $462,000 ($38.25)
    All Other: $43,000 ($3.56)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $27,000 ($2.24)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $128,000 ($10.60)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $355,000 ($29.39)
    Interest Earnings: $82,000 ($6.79)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,894,000 ($322.43)
    Water Utilities: $1,187,000 ($98.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,461,000 ($120.97)
    Highways: $242,000 ($20.04)
  • Tax - Property: $715,000 ($59.20)
    Public Utilities: $174,000 ($14.41)
    NEC: $53,000 ($4.39)

Chatham government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Electric Utilities: $650,000 ($53.82)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,836,000 ($152.02)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $404,000 ($33.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $390,000 ($32.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,510,000 ($125.03)
    Electric Utilities: $580,000 ($48.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $340,000 ($28.15)
    Electric Utilities: $70,000 ($5.80)

Chatham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $124,000 ($10.27)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,300,000 ($107.64)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $138,000 ($11.43)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($69 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.01%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  0.38% ($34,115 average AGI)
from Menard County, IL  0.22% ($37,706)
from Christian County, IL  0.19% ($36,387)


4.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($279 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  0.32% ($35,734 average AGI)
to Christian County, IL  0.19% ($32,861)
to Menard County, IL  0.19% ($37,592)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WIBI (91.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WXAJ (99.7 FM; HILLSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSMI-FM (106.1 FM; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTIM-FM (97.3 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WTSG (90.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chatham:

  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBUI (Channel 23; DECATUR, IL; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WAND (Channel 17; DECATUR, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 27 meters (89ft)
Total average daily traffic: 33,030
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,734

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 6
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chatham, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chatham)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.676111 Lon: -89.704556, Call Sign: WQLW759
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.225 MHz, 173.225 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/13/2010, Expiration Date: 05/13/2020, Certifier: Phil Schumer
    Registrant: Pros Ltd, 3651 Peachtree Pkwy, Ste E-111, Suwanee, GA 30024-6009, Phone: (270) 908-4402, Fax: (786) 549-7864, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chatham)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE AVIATION DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 660RT , Serial Number: 4493, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Danny L Kerns, 6747 Wesley Chapel Rd, Chatham, IL 62629
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8466C , Serial Number: 28-7615110, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/26/1976
    Registrant (Individual): John E Kopatz, 100 Sandstone Dr, Chatham, IL 62629
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-46-310P (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 933TK , Serial Number: 4608029, Year manufactured: 1986, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1986
    Registrant (Corporation): Kirk Air Ltd, 2 Idlewild Ln, Chatham, IL 62629

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$166,92627$154,88396$150,1493$90,6733$158,403
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$58,9901$234,9609$158,2340$01$102,860
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$165,8802$155,5456$158,5721$30,2501$71,600
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$144,7106$140,6300$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$127,8100$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0032.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$178,8349$152,409
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$156,8102$215,040
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$60,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0032.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 47
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Chatham

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chatham, IL
Most common first names in Chatham, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert3175.5 years
James2774.0 years
William2775.5 years
John2576.2 years
Mary2281.8 years
George1675.7 years
Dorothy1577.1 years
Helen1580.4 years
Joseph1576.5 years
Charles1573.1 years
Most common last names in Chatham, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Skaggs974.9 years
Jacobs976.8 years
Branham976.9 years
Williams875.0 years
Miller879.5 years
Smith778.0 years
Wilson674.0 years
Mcclernon676.7 years
Creasey678.7 years
Kincaid682.3 years
Businesses in Chatham, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Penske1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Goodwill1UPS1
Hardee's1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets4

Chatham on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Top executives (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer and mathematical occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Drugs and druggists' sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Radio, TV, and computer and software, and other electronic stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Public administration (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest wind speed differences during a year"
  • #45 (62629) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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