Chatham, Michigan

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Population in 2019: 205 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 86  (42.2%)
Females: 119  (57.8%)
Median resident age:

49.1 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49816.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $56,769 (it was $31,406 in 2000)
Chatham:

$56,769
MI:

$59,584

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,931 (it was $14,266 in 2000)

Chatham village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $116,716 (it was $66,700 in 2000)
Chatham:

$116,716
MI:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $191,849; detached houses: $199,239; townhouses or other attached units: $231,555; in 2-unit structures: $142,041; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $101,034; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $238,215; mobile homes: $56,108

Median gross rent in 2019: $556.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chatham: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.8%
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According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Chatham, Michigan as of December 02, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chatham is 24 to 1.


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Ancestries: Finnish (39.0%), American (38.0%), Swedish (8.0%), English (2.0%), French Canadian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 2.64 square miles.

Population density: 78 people per square mile   (very low).

Chatham, Michigan map

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.0%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,368 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,406 (0.8%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Chatham, MI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Chatham, MI in 2019
Chatham satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Michigan:

6.3%
Most common industries in Chatham, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (13.7%)
  • Construction (11.6%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.9%)
  • Public administration (22.9%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (12.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Wood products (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Social assistance (14.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (10.6%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.4%)
  • Retail florists (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
Most common occupations in Chatham, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Carpenters (14.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.4%)
  • Child care workers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (29.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (12.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Woodworkers (6.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Child care workers (12.8%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (10.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)

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 slightly above Michigan state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 293.9 miles away from Chatham center
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 the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 352.0 miles away from Chatham 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 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 312.6 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 (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 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:

  • 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)

Points of interest:

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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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Chatham:

Marital status in Chatham, MI
  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 19.9%
  • Divorced: 23.3%

For population 25 years and over in Chatham:

  • High school or higher: 82.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Michigan average:

10.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chatham, MI (based on Alger County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

7.30 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

11.47 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.1%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Alger County:

29.5%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.1%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chatham:

48.2%
State:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chatham:

23.2%
State:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

26.5
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

41.7%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

29.2%
Michigan:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chatham:

6.4
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chatham:

51.8%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
Chatham:

52.1%
State:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Chatham:

79.3%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chatham, MI 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$660
Streets and Highways 0$0 16$1,800
Welfare 0$0 8$1,800
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,418
Totals for Government 0$0 34$6,678

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

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $66,000 ($321.95)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($97.56)
    General - Other: $10,000 ($48.78)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($43.90)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($19.51)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($19.51)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $2,000 ($9.76)
    Other - Police Protection: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($19.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $44,000 ($214.63)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($39.02)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $25,000 ($121.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($19.51)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.88)
    Rents: $1,000 ($4.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $64,000 ($312.20)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $41,000 ($200.00)
    General Local Government Support: $18,000 ($87.80)
    Other: $2,000 ($9.76)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($87.80)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $137,000 ($668.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $129,000 ($629.27)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($39.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $572,000 ($2790.24)

4.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Michigan average:

5.43%

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 Marquette County, MI  1.31% ($40,909 average AGI)


5.51% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,439 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Michigan average:

5.69%

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 Marquette County, MI  1.50% ($31,235 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 21, 2015 07:45 PM, Sr-67, Sr-94, Lat: 46.333122, Lon: -86.928819, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 6, 2000 10:25 AM, Sr-94, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • / 0.1mTotal length
  • 1,163Total average daily traffic
  • 116Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,353Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Chatham WT, Gladstone St. (Lat: 46.344056 Lon: -86.926750), Type: Tank, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WRAJ561,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/05/2017, Expiration Date: 12/05/2027, Certifier: Cathy Niemi, Registrant: Latham & Watkins LLP, 555 11th St. N. W., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-1304, Phone: (202) 637-2136, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chatham)
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chatham, MI
  • 60.0%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Wood
  • 18.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chatham, MI
  • 80.0%Electricity
  • 20.0%Utility gas


Chatham compared to Michigan 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.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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