Chatham, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 8,928 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.5%
 
Males: 4,371  (49.0%)
Females: 4,557  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 07928, 07932.

Chatham Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $151,301 (it was $101,991 in 2000)
Chatham:

$151,301
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $79,236 (it was $53,027 in 2000)

Chatham borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $691,199 (it was $374,300 in 2000)
Chatham:

$691,199
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $515,230; detached houses: $545,404; townhouses or other attached units: $397,249; in 2-unit structures: $398,769; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $273,461; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $289,099; mobile homes: $76,524

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,732.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chatham: 118.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.2%
(1.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.8% for Black residents, 4.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.4% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Chatham, NJ (2010)
    • 7,82587.3%White alone
    • 4575.1%Hispanic
    • 4334.8%Asian alone
    • 1311.5%Two or more races
    • 850.9%Black alone
    • 140.2%American Indian alone
    • 170.2%Other race alone

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

Crime rates in Chatham by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
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)
1
(11.8)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
1
(11.0)
1
(11.0)
2
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.2)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(23.7)
1
(11.8)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.1)
1
(11.0)
1
(11.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(22.3)
1
(11.1)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
16
(189.4)
22
(260.5)
9
(107.7)
9
(109.6)
12
(146.6)
14
(169.4)
13
(144.6)
8
(88.3)
12
(131.8)
17
(187.7)
6
(66.4)
6
(67.0)
5
(55.5)
5
(56.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
46
(544.6)
66
(781.5)
50
(598.6)
44
(536.0)
43
(525.2)
57
(689.8)
38
(422.6)
34
(375.4)
37
(406.4)
47
(518.9)
39
(431.5)
33
(368.6)
37
(410.6)
30
(341.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(118.4)
5
(59.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(36.5)
6
(73.3)
1
(12.1)
3
(33.4)
2
(22.1)
7
(76.9)
0
(0.0)
4
(44.3)
4
(44.7)
4
(44.4)
4
(45.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.0)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)58.776.733.935.766.440.444.237.337.142.725.430.829.421.3

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City-data.com crime index in Chatham, NJ

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 23 (19 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Irish (20.3%), Italian (13.9%), English (4.8%), Polish (4.4%), German (3.6%), American (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1897

Elevation: 244 feet

Land area: 2.41 square miles.

Population density: 3,700 people per square mile   (average).

Chatham, New Jersey map

1,500 residents are foreign born (5.8% Europe, 3.2% Latin America, 2.2% Asia).

This borough:

16.6%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $10,603 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $10,283 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NJ (6.7 miles , pop. 54,405).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (10.5 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Manhattan, NY (21.7 miles , pop. 1,537,195).

Nearest cities:

Madison borough, NJ (1.4 miles ),
Summit, NJ (1.4 miles ),
Florham Park borough, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Woodland Park borough, NJ (1.6 miles ),
New Providence borough, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Short Hills, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Millburn, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Springfield, NJ (2.1 miles )

Latitude: 40.74 N, Longitude: 74.39 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -411 (-4.5%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 737 (17.2%)

Area code: 973

Distribution of median household income in Chatham, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chatham, NJ in 2017
Chatham satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in Chatham, NJ
Historical housing units in Chatham, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +448 (+5.6%).
Most common industries in Chatham, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (18.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.2%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Health care (5.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (22.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.5%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.3%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Construction (3.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.1%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Chatham, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Computer specialists (5.1%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.1%)
  • Financial managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (10.4%)
  • Top executives (7.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Lawyers (5.6%)
  • Financial managers (5.5%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Computer specialists (6.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)

Average climate in Chatham, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Chatham, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.4. This is worse than average.

City:

94.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.342. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.342
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.4
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.327. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.327
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.36. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.36
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Chatham-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.3 miles away from the Chatham borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 19.1 miles away from the borough center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chatham-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 222.2 miles away from Chatham center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 261.4 miles away from Chatham center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 243.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Morris County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 7, Heavy Rains: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chatham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chatham:

  • KING JAMES CARE CTR OF CHATHAM (415 SOUTHERN BLVD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Chatham:

  • SUMMIT OAKS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; SUMMIT, NJ)
  • CHESHIRE HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FLORHAM PARK, NJ)
  • CARE ONE AT LIVINGSTON (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LIVINGSTON, NJ)
  • PINE ACRES CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MADISON, NJ)
  • GLENSIDE NH (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-NEW PROVIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ)
  • VITAS HEALTHCARE CORPORATION ATLANTIC (Hospital, about 3 miles away; LIVINGSTON, NJ)

Amtrak stations near Chatham:

  • 11 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 12 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chatham:

  • Drew University (about 3 miles; Madison, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 2,272)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 4 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,690)
  • Union County College (about 7 miles; Cranford, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,148)
  • Seton Hall University (about 8 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)
  • Kean University (about 9 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (about 11 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,210)
  • Essex County College (about 11 miles; Newark, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,595)

Public high school in Chatham:

  • CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 255 LAFAYETTE AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chatham:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chatham:

  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL (Students: 329, Location: 45 CHATHAM ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHATHAM DAY SCHOOL (Students: 148, Location: 700 SHUNPIKE RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Chatham

Library in Chatham:

  • CHATHAMS JOINT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,554,757; Location: 214 MAIN STREET; 96,292 books; 394 e-books; 4,475 audio materials; 5,702 video materials; 21 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 219 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chatham: East Orange Golf Course (A), Chatham Station (B), Chatham Borough Hall (C), Joint Free Public Library of the Chathams (D), Chatham Emergency Squad (E), Chatham Borough Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chatham include: Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church (B), Saint Paul Episcopal Church (C), Stanley Congregational Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fairmount Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Chatham include: Reasoner Park (1), Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Parrot Mill Inn (47 Main Street).

Birthplace of: Alice Waters - Chef, Peter Fleming (tennis) - Male tennis player, Sally Cruikshank - Animator, Aaron Montgomery Ward - Businessman, Deborah Rush - Actress, Peter Kuhn - Racing driver.

Morris County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.9 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

78.0%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

2.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Chatham in 2000:

  • 26 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Chatham (2011 data):

  • Peapack-Gladstone Bank: Chatham Branch at 311 Main Street, branch established on 1908/01/01; Green Village Branch at 278 Green Village Road, branch established on 1908/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,599.7 mil, Deposits: $1,445.3 mil, headquarters in Gladstone, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Auxiliary Branch at 2 Front Street, branch established on 1972/06/20; Chatham Branch at 269 Main Street, branch established on 1964/07/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Chatham Branch at Main Street And Lafayette Avenue, branch established on 2001/11/10. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Chatham at 434 Main Street, branch established on 1976/05/03. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Valley National Bank: Chatham Branch at 375 Main Street, branch established on 2001/08/20. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $14,186.7 mil, Deposits: $9,715.7 mil, headquarters in Wayne, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 219 total offices, Holding Company: Valley National Bancorp
  • Hudson City Savings Bank: Hickory Square Branch at 641 Shunpike Road, branch established on 1970/04/15. Info updated 2012/01/09: Bank assets: $45,373.6 mil, Deposits: $25,645.6 mil, headquarters in Paramus, NJ, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Chatham Banking Center Branch at 215 Main Street, branch established on 2006/10/03. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Investors Bank: Chatham Branch at 169 Main Street, branch established on 1996/01/16. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $10,674.9 mil, Deposits: $7,419.7 mil, headquarters in Short Hills, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Investors Bancorp, Mhc
  • HSBC Bank USA, National Association: Chatham Branch at 407 Main St., branch established on 2009/06/22. Info updated 2010/11/30: Bank assets: $206,009.7 mil, Deposits: $149,026.8 mil, headquarters in Mc Lean, VA, positive income, 474 total offices, Holding Company: Hsbc Holdings Plc

For population 15 years and over in Chatham:

Marital status in Chatham, NJ
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 5.5%

For population 25 years and over in Chatham:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 76.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 35.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chatham
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chatham, NJ (based on Morris County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic206,70049
Mainline Protestant32,353111
Evangelical Protestant25,97194
Other22,41443
Black Protestant3,2817
Orthodox3,1456
None198,412-
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: 103
Morris County:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 55
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
This county:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 428
Here:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Morris County:

7.3%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.4%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Morris County:

20.1%
State:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chatham:

53.8%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

52.0%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chatham:

19.8%
New Jersey:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.4%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chatham:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.3%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
Chatham:

60.1%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.8%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chatham, NJ Residents
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
Other Government Administration 29$172,602$71,4220$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$126,886$69,2110$0
Streets and Highways 20$58,259$34,9550$0
Firefighters 2$12,266$73,5960$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 23$19,315
Transit 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 73$370,013$60,82423$19,315

Chatham government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,030,000 ($115.37)
    Regular Highways: $570,000 ($63.84)
    General Public Buildings: $132,000 ($14.78)
    Water Utilities: $119,000 ($13.33)
    Sewerage: $102,000 ($11.42)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.34)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,694,000 ($301.75)
    General - Other: $2,628,000 ($294.35)
    Regular Highways: $1,176,000 ($131.72)
    Water Utilities: $1,019,000 ($114.14)
    Libraries: $753,000 ($84.34)
    Central Staff Services: $519,000 ($58.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $463,000 ($51.86)
    Financial Administration: $278,000 ($31.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $249,000 ($27.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $161,000 ($18.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000 ($17.14)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $139,000 ($15.57)
    Sewerage: $120,000 ($13.44)
    Parking Facilities: $100,000 ($11.20)
    Health - Other: $97,000 ($10.86)
    General Public Buildings: $38,000 ($4.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $14,000 ($1.57)
    Public Welfare - Other: $12,000 ($1.34)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $405,000 ($45.36)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $517,000 ($57.91)
    Other - Police Protection: $191,000 ($21.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $383,000 ($42.90)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($2.69)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($1.46)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,608,000 ($628.14)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $97,000 ($10.86)

Chatham government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $855,000 ($95.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $473,000 ($52.98)
    Parking Facilities: $399,000 ($44.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $27,000 ($3.02)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $19,000 ($2.13)
    Other: $9,000 ($1.01)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $2,000 ($0.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $50,000 ($5.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $559,000 ($62.61)
    Fines and Forfeits: $151,000 ($16.91)
    General Revenue - Other: $61,000 ($6.83)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($2.24)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,232,000 ($137.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $574,000 ($64.29)
    Other: $38,000 ($4.26)
    Public Welfare: $17,000 ($1.90)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.11)
  • Tax - Property: $9,531,000 ($1067.54)
    Other License: $255,000 ($28.56)
    Public Utilities Sales: $113,000 ($12.66)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000 ($1.57)

Chatham government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,574,000 ($2192.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,112,000 ($1580.65)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,735,000 ($754.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,273,000 ($142.59)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $4,855,000 ($543.79)
    End of Fiscal Year: $4,089,000 ($458.00)

Chatham government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,086,000 ($345.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,653,000 ($409.16)

5.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($141,063 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($4,658 average AGI)
Morris County:

0.07%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Essex County, NJ  0.65% ($108,449 average AGI)
from Passaic County, NJ  0.62% ($74,968)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.48% ($91,226)


6.32% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($132,291 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,078 average AGI)
Morris County:

0.09%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Essex County, NJ  0.44% ($148,507 average AGI)
to Sussex County, NJ  0.40% ($55,940)
to Passaic County, NJ  0.39% ($84,254)
Businesses in Chatham, NJ
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1H&R Block1
Baskin-Robbins1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CVS2Subway1
Cold Stone Creamery1True Value1
Dunkin Donuts2UPS3
FedEx2

Strongest AM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WMTR (1250 AM; 7 kW; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFMU (91.1 FM; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WDHA-FM (105.5 FM; DOVER, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chatham:

  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
Chatham fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Chatham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 17.5mTotal length
  • $3,951,000Total costs
  • 277,501Total average daily traffic
  • 13,025Total average daily truck traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
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 ORIGINATED10$462,70079$524,823395$401,33214$245,0714$655,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$410,33310$448,00027$500,7040$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$424,0007$416,14385$449,8826$62,1675$265,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$546,00010$526,60043$465,5583$293,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$530,00014$406,0711$100,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0427.00 , 0428.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$472,5004$493,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$459,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$92,0001$489,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0427.00 , 0428.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chatham, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chatham, NJ - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 24. The highest number of reported fires - 62 took place in 2018, and the least - 6 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Chatham, NJ When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (59.1%), and Outside Fires (27.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chatham, NJ
    • 21459.1%Structure Fires
    • 10027.6%Outside Fires
    • 4011.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 82.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chatham, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chatham, NJ
  • 91.5%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chatham, NJ
  • 64.0%Utility gas
  • 16.1%Electricity
  • 14.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%No fuel used


Chatham compared to New Jersey state average:

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

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  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: finance and insurance (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Costa Rica (population 500+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 (07928) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #67 (07928) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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