Chatham, Michigan

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Population in 2013: 217 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 101  (46.7%)
Females: 116  (53.3%)
Median resident age:  52.9 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49816.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,277 (it was $31,406 in 2000)
Chatham:

$34,277
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,187 (it was $14,266 in 2000)

Chatham village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,825 (it was $66,700 in 2000)
Chatham:

$74,825
MI:

$117,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $343.

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  • Races in Chatham, MI (2010)

    Chatham races chart
    • 19588.6%White alone
    • 167.3%American Indian alone
    • 73.2%Two or more races
    • 20.9%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chatham: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (6.4%), German (4.5%), Swedish (4.5%), French Canadian (3.5%), Irish (2.5%), Polish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 2.64 square miles.

Population density: 82 people per square mile   (very low).

Chatham,MI real estate house value index trend

Chatham, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Chatham:

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chatham village:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 32.6%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 16.0%
  • Divorced: 28.9%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Chatham, Michigan as of August 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chatham to the number of sex offenders is 72 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,591 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $652 (1.2%)

Chatham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Green Bay, WI (137.4 miles , pop. 102,313).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (233.4 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (313.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Munising, MI (3.8 miles ), K. I. Sawyer, MI (4.6 miles ), K. I. Sawyer AFB, MI (4.6 miles ), Harvey, MI (4.7 miles ), Gwinn, MI (5.0 miles ), Marquette, MI (5.2 miles ), Trowbridge Park, MI (5.3 miles ), Palmer, MI (5.7 miles ).

Latitude: 46.35 N, Longitude: 86.93 W

Area code: 906

Chatham household income distribution Chatham home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-13.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Wholesale trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (20%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (53%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Legal occupations (5%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Chatham, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Chatham-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 435.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 467.4 miles away from Chatham center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 352.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 421.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 440.0 miles away from Chatham center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 270.8 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 Alger County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chatham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Chatham:

  • TENDERCARE HEALTH CENTER-MUNISING (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MUNISING, MI)
  • MUNISING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; MUNISING, MI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chatham:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 27 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,258)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 94 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,078)
  • Lake Superior State University (about 123 miles; Sault Ste Marie, MI; FT enrollment: 2,242)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 128 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 3,276)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 135 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 5,415)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 139 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 6,069)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 143 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,324)

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Notable locations in Chatham: Chatham Corners (A), Michigan State University UP Research Station (B), Rock River Township Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chatham include: Sion Lutheran Church (A), Old Apostolic Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chatham include: Rock River Township Recreation Area (1), Chatham Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Alger County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CHATHAM (Address: East 3751 Munising Street , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2012), St Public Notif received (FEB-15-2012), St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-01-2012)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2011 and JAN-2012, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-05-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-05-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-07-2011), St Compliance achieved (JAN-27-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-12-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-29-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2009), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-09-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2007)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.8%
(24.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  62.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Chatham compared to Michigan state average:

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

Banks with branches in Chatham (2011 data):

  • Peoples State Bank of Munising: Chatham Branch at 206 Rock River Street, branch established on 2001/11/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $119.8 mil, Deposits: $90.5 mil, headquarters in Munising, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples State Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.2
Michigan average:

11.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Wood (35%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,4834
Evangelical Protestant90812
Mainline Protestant7618
Other21
None5,447-
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: 10
Alger County:

10.43 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Alger County:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Alger County:

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

11.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Alger County:

29.5%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

13.4%
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 0$0 2$275
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$339
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$100
Sewerage 0$0 1$693
Water Supply 0$0 1$993
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,400

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $28,000 ($129.03)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($110.60)
    General Public Buildings: $16,000 ($73.73)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($55.30)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($32.26)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($23.04)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($18.43)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($4.61)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($9.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $47,000 ($216.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $14,000 ($64.52)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($23.04)
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,000 ($23.04)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $58,000 ($267.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $58,000 ($267.28)
  • Tax - Property: $17,000 ($78.34)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $230,000 ($1059.91)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $39,000 ($179.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $225,000 ($1036.87)
    Other, NEC: $36,000 ($165.90)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($27.65)
    Other, NEC: $3,000 ($13.82)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $120,000 ($553.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $210,000 ($967.74)

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,730 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marquette County, MI  1.13% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.29% ($11,100)


5.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Michigan average:

5.58%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marquette County, MI  1.62% ($28,018 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WQXO (1400 AM; 1 kW; MUNISING, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WLDR (1210 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KINGSLEY, MI; Owner: FORT BEND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCCW (1310 AM; 15 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WCCW RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WGLQ (97.1 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WHCH (98.3 FM; MUNISING, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WFXD (103.3 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WKQS-FM (101.9 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: GREAT LAKES RADIO, INC.)
  • WHWL (95.7 FM; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WYKX (104.7 FM; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNGE (99.5 FM; NEGAUNEE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJPD (92.3 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMQT-FM (107.7 FM; ISHPEMING, MI; Owner: TACONITE BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chatham:

  • WJMN-TV (Channel 3; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)

Chatham fatal accident list:

Jul 6, 2000 10:25 AM, Sr-94, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chatham)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Chatham, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1473.3 years
William1275.3 years
Mary778.6 years
Albert581.6 years
Matt578.4 years
Walter575.6 years
James470.8 years
Leslie464.5 years
Lillian478.5 years
Margaret480.2 years
Most common last names in Chatham, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1372.9 years
Maki1372.6 years
Anderson672.7 years
Niemi682.0 years
Hakanen576.8 years
Brisson578.4 years
Williams575.0 years
Harju464.7 years
Erickson481.5 years
Hill473.7 years
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