Chatham, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 13,008 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +51.6%
Males: 6,049  (46.5%)
Females: 6,959  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 62536, 62629.

Chatham Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2019: $87,915 (it was $60,350 in 2000)
Chatham:

$87,915
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $38,260 (it was $23,167 in 2000)

Chatham village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $194,786 (it was $107,500 in 2000)
Chatham:

$194,786
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $189,111; detached houses: $193,398; townhouses or other attached units: $150,714; in 2-unit structures: $247,196; mobile homes: $5,808

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,032.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chatham: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.1%
(3.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.5% for Black residents, 5.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

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  • Races in Chatham, IL (2019)
    • 12,03492.8%White alone
    • 2722.1%Hispanic
    • 2111.6%Two or more races
    • 1851.4%Black alone
    • 1521.2%Asian alone
    • 160.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Chatham, Illinois as of February 08, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chatham is 4,165 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Chatham by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(20.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.3)
2
(17.3)
1
(8.2)
3
(24.3)
2
(16.0)
6
(47.6)
6
(47.0)
2
(15.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.4)
12
(109.6)
10
(86.7)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.9)
3
(23.5)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(71.5)
6
(59.8)
10
(96.5)
9
(84.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.7)
16
(131.3)
8
(64.7)
14
(112.0)
6
(47.6)
9
(70.5)
4
(31.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
37
(378.1)
20
(199.2)
23
(222.1)
20
(187.3)
25
(228.3)
16
(138.7)
16
(131.3)
14
(113.3)
12
(96.0)
23
(182.7)
8
(62.6)
12
(93.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
90
(919.6)
92
(916.4)
138
(1,332)
114
(1,068)
104
(949.8)
79
(684.9)
65
(533.4)
81
(655.5)
56
(448.1)
80
(635.3)
71
(556.0)
69
(538.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(30.7)
4
(39.8)
3
(29.0)
4
(37.5)
1
(9.1)
5
(43.3)
6
(49.2)
3
(24.3)
3
(24.0)
1
(7.9)
3
(23.5)
9
(70.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(10.2)
2
(19.9)
1
(9.7)
1
(9.4)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index96.465.7108.878.5102.282.269.870.961.888.987.252.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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Crime rate in Chatham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 20 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
Illinois average:

2.31
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Ancestries: German (24.8%), American (10.6%), Irish (10.6%), English (7.2%), European (7.0%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/23/1874

Elevation: 606 feet

Land area: 4.97 square miles.

Population density: 2,620 people per square mile   (average).

Chatham, Illinois map

378 residents are foreign born (0.7% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.5% North America).

This village:

2.9%
Illinois:

14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,199 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,166 (2.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 39.67 N, Longitude: 89.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,320 (-33.4%)
Workers who live and work in this village: 911 (14.0%)

Area code: 217

Distribution of median household income in Chatham, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chatham, IL in 2019
Chatham satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 65 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2014: 67 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2015: 71 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2016: 75 buildings, average cost: $254,100
  • 2017: 54 buildings, average cost: $258,700
  • 2018: 41 buildings, average cost: $258,500
  • 2019: 32 buildings, average cost: $270,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Chatham, IL residents
Average permit cost in Chatham, IL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Illinois:

6.5%
Historical population in Chatham, IL
Historical housing units in Chatham, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +2,539 (+42.0%).
Most common industries in Chatham, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (18.8%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (19.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.9%)
  • Public administration (18.5%)
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Chatham, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Computer specialists (4.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Child care workers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)

Average climate in Chatham, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Chatham, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.8. This is about average.

City:

77.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.41
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.393. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.393
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.68. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.68
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

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

City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0098

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 significantly above Illinois state average. It is 223% greater 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 128.9 miles away from Chatham center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 128.9 miles away from Chatham 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 the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) 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, 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
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 (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 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:

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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)

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Chatham:

Marital status in Chatham, IL
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

For population 25 years and over in Chatham:

  • High school or higher: 97.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Illinois average:

12.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Chatham
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chatham, IL (based on Sangamon County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,075115
Catholic31,73416
Mainline Protestant22,81161
Other6,66319
Black Protestant4,51313
Orthodox2801
None89,389-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Here:

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.
Illinois:

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.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sangamon County:

9.8%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

27.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

13.0%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chatham:

49.6%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

48.0%
Illinois:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Illinois:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chatham:

22.8%
Illinois:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.0%
Illinois:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.8%
Illinois:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

57.5%
Illinois:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.6%
Illinois:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chatham, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 16$97,573$73,1800$0
Electric Power 8$56,548$84,8220$0
Financial Administration 6$26,547$53,0940$0
Streets and Highways 5$26,275$63,0600$0
Water Supply 5$24,745$59,3880$0
Parks and Recreation 3$5,683$22,7322$283
Other Government Administration 2$13,365$80,1909$4,462
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$1,106
Police - Other 0$0 6$8,325
Totals for Government 45$250,736$66,86318$14,177

Chatham government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $764,000 ($58.73)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,795,000 ($676.12)
    Water Utilities: $4,860,000 ($373.62)
    Police Protection: $2,771,000 ($213.02)
    Regular Highways: $848,000 ($65.19)
    Central Staff Services: $758,000 ($58.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $457,000 ($35.13)
    General - Other: $369,000 ($28.37)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $42,000 ($3.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $521,000 ($40.05)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $5,343,000 ($410.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,606,000 ($277.21)

Chatham government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $499,000 ($38.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000 ($10.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $42,000 ($3.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $22,000 ($1.69)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,148,000 ($165.13)
    Fines and Forfeits: $92,000 ($7.07)
    Interest Earnings: $16,000 ($1.23)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,745,000 ($749.15)
    Water Utilities: $5,838,000 ($448.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,984,000 ($152.52)
    Highways: $307,000 ($23.60)
  • Tax - Property: $1,739,000 ($133.69)
    Other Selective Sales: $300,000 ($23.06)
    Public Utilities Sales: $250,000 ($19.22)
    Other License: $99,000 ($7.61)

Chatham government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,246,000 ($1018.30)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,016,000 ($1000.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,311,000 ($100.78)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,081,000 ($83.10)

Chatham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,235,000 ($479.32)

3.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.99%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cook County, IL  0.40% ($36,881 average AGI)
from Menard County, IL  0.20% ($48,524)
from Morgan County, IL  0.19% ($42,549)


4.82% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cook County, IL  0.30% ($45,023 average AGI)
to Menard County, IL  0.22% ($51,042)
to Macoupin County, IL  0.18% ($39,418)
Businesses in Chatham, IL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Penske1
Curves1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
Goodwill1UPS1
Hardee's1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets4

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)
Chatham fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Chatham fatal accident list:

Aug 27, 2014 02:14 PM, Sr-4 (Main St), Plummer Blvd, Lat: 39.685922, Lon: -89.704736, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 246ft / 74.8mTotal length
  • 140,675Total average daily traffic
  • 22,682Total average daily truck traffic
  • 86,896Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chatham, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chatham, IL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 525 S College St (Lat: 39.675056 Lon: -89.708722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WPOZ759, Licensee ID: L00593561,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.305 MHz, Grant Date: 09/10/2014, Expiration Date: 09/15/2024, Certifier: Shane E Hill, Registrant: Village Of Chatham
  • Lat: 39.676111 Lon: -89.704556, Call Sign: WQLW759,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.225 MHz, 173.225 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/2020, Expiration Date: 05/13/2030, 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:
  • Lat: 39.643806 Lon: -89.760000, Call Sign: WRHS832, Licensee ID: L02350312,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.315 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2020, Expiration Date: 06/10/2030, Certifier: Shane Workman, Registrant: Chatham Township Road & Bridge, 6749 Lick Road, Chatham, IL 62629, Phone: (217) 553-2669
  • Lat: 41.739333 Lon: -87.606750, Call Sign: WRML676,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.462 MHz, 462.225 MHz, 466.462 MHz, 467.225 MHz, 467.512 MHz, Grant Date: 04/29/2021, Expiration Date: 04/29/2031, Certifier: Jennifer Beverly, Registrant: Chicago Communications, LLC, 200 W Spangler Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126, Phone: (630) 993-4227, Fax: (630) 930-5327, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: MAXAIR AIRCRAFT CORP MU 582 MAXAIRDRIFTER (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 131GW, N131GW, N-131GW, Serial Number: DR0016, Year manufactured: 1983, Airworthiness Date: 12/12/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 05/01/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph H Cranwill, 5550 Wesley Chapel Rd, Chatham, IL 62629
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 22253, N22253, N-22253, Serial Number: 15068170, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 10/26/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph H Cranwill, 5550 Wesley Chapel Rd, Chatham, IL 62629
  • Aircraft: JAIME RABINS ZODIAC 650 B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-235-L2C (118 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 496UR, N496UR, N-496UR, Serial Number: 65-8631, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 08/09/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Jaime Rabins, 335 Newcombe Ln, Chatham, IL 62629
  • 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, N660RT, N-660RT, Serial Number: 4493, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 09/21/2007
    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, N8466C, N-8466C, Serial Number: 28-7615110, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/26/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 03/02/1989
    Registrant (Individual): John E Kopatz, 100 Sandstone Dr, Chatham, IL 62629
  • Aircraft: SEA & SKY INC KRUCKER CYGNET (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912 (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 911XL, N911XL, N-911XL, Serial Number: H20055, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 08/12/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Joseph H Cranwill, 5550 Wesley Chapel Rd, 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 in Chatham, IL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chatham, IL - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 40. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 74 took place in 2005, and the least - 8 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chatham, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (49.0%), and Structure Fires (25.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chatham, IL
    • 33149.0%Outside Fires
    • 17525.9%Structure Fires
    • 9013.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 8011.8%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chatham, IL
  • 86.9%Utility gas
  • 11.5%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chatham, IL
  • 65.8%Utility gas
  • 32.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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 below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 25 pilots and 34 other airmen in this city.
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