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Population in 2010: 337. Population change since 2000: +29.6%
Males: 175  (51.9%)
Females: 162  (48.1%)

Median resident age:  45.1 years
New Hampshire median age:  43.9 years

Zip codes: 03813.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,103 (it was $37,188 in 2000)
Chatham:

$46,103
NH:

$63,280
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,166

Chatham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $213,945 (it was $113,100 in 2000)
Chatham:

$213,945
NH:

$236,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $317,888; Detached houses: $273,351; Townhouses or other attached units: $2,566,986; Mobile homes: $147,174

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  • White alone - 328 (97.3%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chatham: 214.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (26.2%), Irish (23.8%), United States (23.5%), German (8.8%), French Canadian (5.0%), French (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1767

Elevation: 521 feet

Land area: 56.7 square miles.

Population density: 5.9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Chatham:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chatham town:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 68.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 3.6%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
New Hampshire:  5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Chatham town:  1.1% ($1,250)
New Hampshire:  2.3% ($2,946)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (50.8 miles , pop. 64,249).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (127.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (280.8 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Stow, ME (1.9 miles ), Lovell, ME (2.6 miles ), Jackson, NH (2.7 miles ), North Conway, NH (3.0 miles ), Fryeburg, ME (3.2 miles ), Bartlett, NH (3.3 miles ), Sweden, ME (3.3 miles ), Stoneham, ME (3.3 miles ).

Latitude: 44.16 N, Longitude: 71.03 W

Area code: 603

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.4%
New Hampshire:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (8%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (16%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (16%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (12%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Chatham-area historical tornado activity is below New Hampshire state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/18/1963, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 39.6 miles away from the Chatham town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1961, a category F1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chatham-area historical earthquake activity is near New Hampshire state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.3 miles away from Chatham center
On 6/16/1995 at 12:13:11, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 77.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.6 miles away from Chatham center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 43.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carroll County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Snows: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Chatham:

  • VN AND HSP CARE SVC OF N CAR CTY (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; NORTH CONWAY, NH)
  • FRYEBURG HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FRYEBURG, ME)
  • HICKS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; FRYEBURG, ME)

Political contributions by individuals in Chatham, NH

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chatham:

  • Plymouth State University (about 44 miles; Plymouth, NH; Full-time enrollment: 4,634)
  • University of Southern Maine (about 51 miles; Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 5,629)
  • Southern Maine Community College (about 54 miles; South Portland, ME; FT enrollment: 2,993)
  • University of Maine at Farmington (about 57 miles; Farmington, ME; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • University of New England (about 58 miles; Biddeford, ME; FT enrollment: 3,850)
  • NHTI-Concord's Community College (about 70 miles; Concord, NH; FT enrollment: 2,162)
  • Dartmouth College (about 71 miles; Hanover, NH; FT enrollment: 5,813)

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Notable locations in Chatham: Baldface Shelter (A), Mountain Pond Shelter (B), Basin Pond Campground (C), Basin Campground and Picnic Area (D), Brickett Place Organization Camp (E), Cold River AMC Camp (F), Cold River Campground (G), Province Pond Shelter (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Upper Kimball Pond (A), Shingle Pond (B), Mountain Pond (C), Province Pond (D), Upper Kimball Lake (E), Basin Brook Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Charles Brook (A), Anderson Brook (B), Mill Brook (C), Middle Brook (D), Shell Pond Brook (E), Watson Brook (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 3.15. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

3.15
U.S.:

3.90
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 8.70. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.70
U.S.:

25.09
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 8.77. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.77
U.S.:

11.24


Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New Hampshire:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.3%
Whole state:  66.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.5%
Whole state:  8.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

15.4%
Whole state:

6.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.9%
Whole state:

2.8%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chatham, NH

Chatham compared to New Hampshire state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54%)
  • Wood (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chatham town (based on Carroll County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 27.00%
Here27.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents50.7%15.6%9.5%8.3%5.8%
Congregations14.9%21.3%8.5%17.0%12.8%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneChristian and Missionary AllianceOther
Adherents2.1%1.2%1.0%0.8%5.1%
Congregations2.1%2.1%2.1%2.1%17.0%
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: 20
Carroll County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Carroll County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
New Hampshire:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Carroll County:

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

24.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.70 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
New Hampshire:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Carroll County:

21.2%
New Hampshire:

24.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.9%
State:

15.9%

7.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($55,607 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
New Hampshire average:

7.57%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Carroll County:

0.12%
New Hampshire average:

0.13%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Strafford County, NH  0.94% ($42,185 average AGI)
from Belknap County, NH  0.82% ($74,931)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.50% ($45,337)


6.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
New Hampshire average:

7.49%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($182 average AGI)
Carroll County:

0.06%
New Hampshire average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Strafford County, NH  0.84% ($41,687 average AGI)
to Belknap County, NH  0.44% ($50,600)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.43% ($40,349)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WTME (780 AM; 10 kW; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTW (870 AM; 10 kW; GORHAM, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WBNC (1050 AM; 1 kW; CONWAY, NH; Owner: MT. WASHINGTON RADIO & GRAMOPHONE, L.L.C.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGAN (560 AM; 5 kW; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLAM (1470 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WPKQ (103.7 FM; NORTH CONWAY, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHOM (94.9 FM; MT. WASHINGTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMEA (90.1 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSCY (106.9 FM; MOULTONBOROUGH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WVFM (105.7 FM; CAMPTON, NH; Owner: DEVON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBLM (102.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLOB-FM (96.3 FM; RUMFORD, ME; Owner: ATLANTIC COAST RADIO, LLC)
  • WTBM (100.7 FM; MEXICO, ME; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMWV (93.5 FM; CONWAY, NH; Owner: MT. WASHINGTON RADIO & GRAMOPHONE, L.L.C.)
  • WGMT (97.7 FM; LYNDON, VT; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WMTK (106.3 FM; LITTLETON, NH; Owner: VERMONT BROADCAST ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WVMJ (104.5 FM; CONWAY, NH; Owner: MT. WASHINGTON RADIO & GRAMOPHONE, L.L.C.)
  • WTOS-FM (105.1 FM; SKOWHEGAN, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXXS (102.3 FM; LANCASTER, NH; Owner: BARRY P. LUNDERVILLE)
  • WPNH-FM (100.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, NH; Owner: NORTHEAST COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTHT (107.5 FM; LEWISTON, ME; Owner: RADIO PARTNERS OF MAINE, L.P.)
  • WLKZ (104.9 FM; WOLFEBORO, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WJBQ (97.9 FM; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOXO-FM (92.7 FM; NORWAY, ME; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chatham:

  • WMTW-TV (Channel 8; POLAND SPRING, ME; Owner: WMTW BROADCAST GROUP, LLC)
  • WCSH (Channel 6; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGME-TV (Channel 13; PORTLAND, ME; Owner: WGME LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)

Chatham fatal accident list:

Nov 2, 2005 04:40 PM, Sr-113, Green Hill Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 12
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $30,000,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,020
Total average daily truck traffic: 131
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 2,989

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 1
  • 1980-1989: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chatham, NH


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA1JUF, Licensee ID: L00892868
    Grant Date: 04/03/2008, Expiration Date: 04/03/2018
    Registrant: D Kenyon King, 184 Butter Hill Rd, Chatham, NH 03813

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BLAIS ROBERT TUNDRA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: SUPERIOR O-360 (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 351PW , Serial Number: DR-TN-307-FTN-04, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Frank Paul Iii Lunn, 14 Lake Rd, Chatham, NH 03813
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182J (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 91066 , Serial Number: 18257170, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 08/03/1987
    Registrant (Individual): D Kenyon King, 184 Butter Hill Rd, Chatham, NH 03813
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9404U , Serial Number: 15078352, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 05/11/1976
    Registrant (Individual): David K King, 184 Butter Hill Rd, Chatham, NH 03813


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