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Alger County

Population in 2012: 217 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 

Males: 107  (49.5%)
Females: 110  (50.5%)

Median resident age:  44.3 years
Michigan median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 49816.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $30,705 (it was $31,406 in 2000)
Chatham:

$30,705
Michigan:

$45,981
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $12,953

Chatham village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $65,028 (it was $66,700 in 2000)
Chatham:

$65,028
Michigan:

$118,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $134,235; Detached houses: $142,646; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $164,958; Mobile homes: $62,318

Median gross rent in 2011: $542.

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  • White alone - 195 (88.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (7.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (3.2%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.9%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chatham: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (17.2%), French (6.6%), English (5.9%), German (5.5%), Polish (4.5%), Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 2.64 square miles.

Population density: 82 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Chatham:

  • High school or higher: 98.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chatham village:

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 5.1%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 20.0%

4 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.9%
Michigan:  6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Chatham, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Chatham to the number of sex offenders is 71 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,574 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $740 (0.8%)

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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 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 ), Negaunee, MI (5.8 miles ).

Latitude: 46.35 N, Longitude: 86.93 W

Area code: 906

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.6%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-13.8%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (42%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (29%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (13%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Woodworkers (6%)
  • Child care workers (13%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (11%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)

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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).
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Political contributions by individuals in Chatham, MI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chatham:

  • Northern Michigan University (about 27 miles; Marquette, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,952)
  • Michigan Technological University (about 94 miles; Houghton, MI; FT enrollment: 6,330)
  • Lake Superior State University (about 123 miles; Sault Ste Marie, MI; FT enrollment: 2,097)
  • Northwestern Michigan College (about 128 miles; Traverse City, MI; FT enrollment: 2,488)
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (about 135 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 4,962)
  • Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (about 139 miles; Green Bay, WI; FT enrollment: 3,643)
  • Saint Norbert College (about 143 miles; De Pere, WI; FT enrollment: 2,041)

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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 (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-18-2000), St Public Notif received (MAY-02-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 18.5%
(19.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chatham, MI

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 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.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (69%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Chatham (based on Alger County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.07%
Here56.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssociation of Free Lutheran Congregations
Adherents57.0%15.2%9.8%3.9%3.3%
Congregations19.0%19.0%9.5%14.3%4.8%
Name The Wesleyan ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesPresbyterian Church (USA)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%2.4%1.6%1.4%2.5%
Congregations4.8%4.8%4.8%4.8%14.3%
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: 10
Alger County:

10.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

11.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Alger County:

10.1%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Alger County:

29.5%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$250
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$750
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$705
Sewerage 0$0 2$464
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,030
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$10
Totals for Government 0$0 14$3,209

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)

5.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Michigan average:

5.24%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Marquette County, MI  1.26% ($39,256 average AGI)


5.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.14%
Michigan average:

5.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Marquette County, MI  1.23% ($20,262 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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