Chatham, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 1,439 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.5%
 
Males: 771  (53.6%)
Females: 668  (46.4%)
Median resident age:

48.2 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 24531.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $59,675 (it was $38,938 in 2000)
Chatham:

$59,675
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,460 (it was $20,785 in 2000)

Chatham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $189,631 (it was $82,400 in 2000)
Chatham:

$189,631
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $186,930; detached houses: $187,044

Median gross rent in 2017: $622.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chatham: 84.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.1%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.1% for Black residents, 24.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chatham, VA (2010)
    • 92472.8%White alone
    • 29122.9%Black alone
    • 352.8%Hispanic
    • 120.9%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone
    • 10.08%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 29 registered sex offenders living in Chatham, Virginia as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chatham is 42 to 1.


Crime rates in Chatham by year

Type

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)
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)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(79.4)
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)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(469.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(157.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(547.7)
8
(635.4)
12
(777.7)
12
(504.0)
13
(1,012)
12
(943.4)
9
(602.4)
5
(334.4)
7
(474.3)
17
(1,147)
8
(543.1)
4
(278.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(78.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(77.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(133.8)
1
(67.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)61.049.231.120.246.748.724.124.124.445.921.711.2

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City-data.com crime index in Chatham, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (29.4%), English (11.9%), German (8.1%), European (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1852

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.04 square miles.

Population density: 704 people per square mile   (low).

Chatham, Virginia map

57 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This town:

4.7%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $871 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $834 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (41.9 miles , pop. 65,269).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (56.7 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (318.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Gretna, VA (3.0 miles ),
Blairs, VA (3.2 miles ),
Mount Hermon, VA (3.2 miles ),
Danville, VA (4.1 miles ),
Motley, VA (4.1 miles ),
Penhook, VA (4.2 miles ),
Hurt, VA (4.4 miles ),
Altavista, VA (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 36.83 N, Longitude: 79.40 W

Area code: 434

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

3.6%
Virginia:

3.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +8 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in Chatham, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (21.8%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Wood products (4.4%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (15.9%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Wood products (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (30.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.2%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Chatham, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Top executives (3.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Religious workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (13.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Personal appearance workers (5.2%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)

Average climate in Chatham, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chatham, Virginia average temperatures Chatham, Virginia average precipitation Chatham, Virginia humidity Chatham, Virginia wind speed Chatham, Virginia snowfall Chatham, Virginia sunshine Chatham, Virginia clear and cloudy days

Chatham, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Chatham-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 29.5 miles away from the Chatham town center killed 2 people and injured 27 people and caused $34 million in damages.

On 3/24/1969, a category F3 tornado 35.8 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chatham-area historical earthquake activity is near Virginia state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 97.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 267.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 141.7 miles away from Chatham center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 144.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 268.5 miles away from Chatham 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 327.1 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 Pittsylvania County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Droughts: 2, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chatham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chatham:

  • CHATHAM HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (100 RORER STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Chatham:

  • GRETNA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GRETNA, VA)
  • INTERIM HLTHCARE-DANVILLE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • ROMAN EAGLE MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • CAMELOT HALL NRS HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)
  • PINEY FOREST HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; DANVILLE, VA)

Amtrak station near Chatham:

  • 17 miles: DANVILLE (677 CRAGHEAD ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chatham:

  • Danville Community College (about 18 miles; Danville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,747)
  • Patrick Henry Community College (about 27 miles; Martinsville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • Liberty University (about 39 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 61,625)
  • Central Virginia Community College (about 39 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,759)
  • Lynchburg College (about 42 miles; Lynchburg, VA; FT enrollment: 2,456)
  • Virginia Western Community College (about 44 miles; Roanoke, VA; FT enrollment: 4,762)
  • American National University (about 48 miles; Salem, VA; FT enrollment: 2,297)

Public high school in Chatham:

  • CHATHAM HIGH (Students: 730, Location: 100 CAVALIER CIR, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Chatham:

  • HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY (Students: 214, Location: 200 MILITARY DR, Grades: 7-12, Boys only)
  • CHATHAM HALL (Students: 140, Location: 800 CHATHAM HALL CIR, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chatham:

  • CHATHAM MIDDLE (Students: 494, Location: 11650 US HIGHWAY 29 NORTH, Grades: 6-8)
  • CHATHAM ELEM (Students: 311, Location: 245 CHATHAM ELEMENTARY LANE, Grades: PK-5)
  • UNION HALL ELEM (Students: 247, Location: 100 UNION HALL CIR, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Chatham

Library in Chatham:

  • PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,033,036; Location: 24 MILITARY DRIVE; 112,148 books; 27,660 e-books; 4,559 audio materials; 7,022 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 212 print serial subscriptions; 3 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chatham: Chatham Town Hall (A), Pittsylvania County Public Library (B), Pittsylvania County Jail (C), Pittsylvania County Courthouse (D), Chatham Volunteer Fire Department (E), Chatham Police Department (F), Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chatham include: Rehobeth Church (A), Emmanuel Episcopal Church (B), Chatham Christian Church (C), Chatham Presbyterian Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Watson Memorial United Methodist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Chatham Burial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whites Branch (A), Green Rock Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Claudia Emerson - Poet, Robert Prunty - College football coach, Archer T. Gammon - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bobby Mitchell (golfer) - Professional golfer, Jack Sanford (first baseman) - Baseball player and coach.

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

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

CHATHAM, TOWN OF (Population served: 2,500, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-17-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-21-2011)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2005)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-30-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-09-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2010), St Public Notif requested (NOV-09-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-09-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-28-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
PITTSYLVANIA CHRISTIAN CAMP (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-21-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-27-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-12-2005), St Public Notif requested (MAY-12-2005), St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2005)
Average household size:
This town:

2.1 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

59.8%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households
119 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
52 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
106 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Chatham (2011 data):

  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Chatham Express Branch at 13720 U.S. Highway 29, branch established on 1996/02/26; Chatham Branch at 1 South Main Street, branch established on 1931/09/14. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • American National Bank and Trust Company: Chatham Office at 13880 U.S. Highway 29, branch established on 1999/01/19. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $1,303.6 mil, Deposits: $1,060.7 mil, headquarters in Danville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: American National Bankshares Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Chatham Tightsqueeze Branch at 148 Tightsqueeze Road, branch established on 1988/10/03. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Virginia Bank and Trust Company: Chatham Branch at 55 North Main Street, branch established on 1992/01/02. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $165.7 mil, Deposits: $139.2 mil, headquarters in Danville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Virginia Bank Bankshares, Inc.
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Chatham Branch at 140 South Main Street, branch established on 1982/04/30. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Chatham:

Marital status in Chatham, VA
  • Never married: 28.4%
  • Now married: 43.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Chatham:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
Virginia average:

12.2

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, VA (based on Pittsylvania County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,94174
Mainline Protestant4,86342
Black Protestant3825
Other1323
Catholic-1
None40,188-
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: 9
Pittsylvania County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Pittsylvania County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Pittsylvania County:

6.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.7%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Pittsylvania County:

29.8%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.3%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chatham:

52.4%
State:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chatham:

49.8%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Chatham:

29.2
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chatham:

18.1%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.6%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chatham:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.7%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Chatham:

57.3%
State:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Chatham:

78.7%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chatham, VA 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
Streets and Highways 6$13,259$26,5180$0
Sewerage 4$8,463$25,3890$0
Financial Administration 3$7,750$31,0000$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,000$40,0001$974
Water Supply 3$6,944$27,7760$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,809$45,7080$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 20$50,225$30,1351$974

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

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $77,000 ($53.51)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($6.95)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $5,000 ($3.47)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($2.78)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $643,000 ($446.84)
    Police Protection: $265,000 ($184.16)
    Sewerage: $228,000 ($158.44)
    Regular Highways: $224,000 ($155.66)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($46.56)
    Central Staff Services: $64,000 ($44.48)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $51,000 ($35.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $44,000 ($30.58)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($29.19)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($26.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $16,000 ($11.12)
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($10.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,000 ($19.46)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($15.98)
    Other - Sewerage: $14,000 ($9.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $104,000 ($72.27)
    Police Protection: $32,000 ($22.24)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $633,000 ($439.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $94,000 ($65.32)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $489,000 ($339.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000 ($60.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($15.29)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $37,000 ($25.71)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $120,000 ($83.39)
    Other: $5,000 ($3.47)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $23,000 ($15.98)
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,000 ($14.59)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($0.69)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $573,000 ($398.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($20.85)
    Highways: $2,000 ($1.39)
    Other: $1,000 ($0.69)
  • Tax - Property: $330,000 ($229.33)
    Public Utilities Sales: $119,000 ($82.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $50,000 ($34.75)
    Motor Vehicle License: $30,000 ($20.85)
    Other: $22,000 ($15.29)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $20,000 ($13.90)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,817,000 ($1262.68)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,793,000 ($1246.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,000 ($16.68)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,000 ($88.26)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,354,000 ($940.93)

5.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,529 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Virginia average:

9.50%

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 Danville city, VA  1.94% ($37,925 average AGI)
from Campbell County, VA  0.46% ($33,971)
from Halifax County, VA  0.18% ($35,550)


5.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,102 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Virginia average:

9.76%

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 Danville city, VA  1.64% ($29,611 average AGI)
to Campbell County, VA  0.51% ($32,000)
to Henry County, VA  0.21% ($33,277)
Businesses in Chatham, VA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
CVS1McDonald's1
FedEx1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS2

Strongest AM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WKBY (1080 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CHATHAM, VA)
  • WBTM (1330 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDVA (1250 AM; 5 kW; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: MITCHELL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WLLL (930 AM; 10 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: HUBBARD'S ADVERTISING AGENCY, INC.)
  • WLVA (590 AM; 5 kW; LYNCHBURG, VA)
  • WHEE (1370 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: PATRICK HENRY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WODY (1160 AM; 5 kW; FIELDALE, VA; Owner: BASE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSML (1200 AM; 10 kW; GRAHAM, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKBA (1550 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VINTON, VA; Owner: TINKER CREEK BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chatham:

  • WAKG (103.3 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: PIEDMONT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOKD-FM (91.1 FM; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTENATIVE RADIO INC)
  • WMNA-FM (106.3 FM; GRETNA, VA; Owner: GARY E. BURNS)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVL (88.3 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: LIBERTY UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • WZZU (97.9 FM; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: TRAVIS MEDIA L.L.C.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WKVE (106.7 FM; SEMORA, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • WYYD (107.9 FM; AMHERST, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WBWR (106.9 FM; BEDFORD, VA; Owner: BEDFORD RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WNRS-FM (89.9 FM; SWEET BRIAR, VA; Owner: SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE)
  • WRXT (90.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WZBB (99.9 FM; STANLEYTOWN, VA; Owner: WNLB RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHLF-FM (95.3 FM; SOUTH BOSTON, VA; Owner: JLC PROPERTIES, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Chatham:

  • W66BI (Channel 66; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W18BG (Channel 18; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WYAT-LP (Channel 55; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DOMINION BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSET-TV (Channel 13; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: WSET INCORPORATED)
  • WJPR (Channel 21; LYNCHBURG, VA; Owner: GRANT BROADCASTING SYSTEMS II, INC.)
  • WDRL-TV (Channel 24; DANVILLE, VA; Owner: DANVILLE TELEVISION PARTNERSHIP)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Chatham: Archer T. Gammon.

Chatham fatal accident list:

Jul 21, 2007 01:00 PM, Us-29, Center St, Lat: 36.827236, Lon: -79.398219, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 31, 2007 06:00 PM, Us-29, Lat: 36.812083, Lon: -79.387289, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 30, 1994 01:15 AM, Freeman, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Mar 11, 1990 01:40 PM, Rt57, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 3
Jul 17, 1976 09:12 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 1975 09:12 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 59.4mTotal length
  • $12,794,000Total costs
  • 155,995Total average daily traffic
  • 20,875Total average daily truck traffic
  • 120,857Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chatham, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chatham, VA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chatham)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Woodlawn Heights W On Rt 29 (Lat: 36.821806 Lon: -79.408361), Call Sign: WZC772, Licensee ID: L00418576,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5000 MHz, Grant Date: 04/11/2014, Expiration Date: 06/08/2024, Registrant: County Of Pittsylvania, Chatham, VA 24531, Phone: (434) 432-7920, Fax: (434) 432-7950
  • Forestry Ofc 9 Woodlawn Hts (Lat: 36.821806 Lon: -79.398361), Type: Building, Structure height: 11 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: KLY291,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.190 MHz, 151.265 MHz, 151.370 MHz, 151.415 MHz, 151.445 MHz, 151.475 MHz, 159.255 MHz, 159.285 MHz, 159.360 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/2012, Expiration Date: 12/09/2022, Registrant: Fcca, 122 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 398-0825, Fax: (717) 778-4237, Email:
  • Compressor Sta 165 (Lat: 36.831806 Lon: -79.338083), Call Sign: KIM521,
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.7400 MHz, Grant Date: 03/12/2013, Expiration Date: 04/20/2023, Certifier: Michael A Vicknair, Registrant: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC, Houston, TX 77251-1396, Phone: (713) 215-2745, Fax: (713) 215-2266, Email:
  • 6.5 Mi S (Lat: 36.742361 Lon: -79.383639), Call Sign: KQX409,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.400 MHz, Grant Date: 12/07/2000, Expiration Date: 01/31/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/13/2006,
  • 6.5 Mi S (Lat: 36.742361 Lon: -79.383639), Structure height: 69 m, Call Sign: WPEQ739,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.350 MHz, Grant Date: 03/04/2004, Expiration Date: 04/14/2014, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2006,
  • Lat: 36.788889 Lon: -79.393889, Call Sign: WPUZ653,
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.212 MHz, 469.037 MHz, 469.237 MHz, 469.062 MHz, 469.262 MHz, 469.087 MHz, 469.287 MHz, 469.112 MHz, 469.312 MHz, 469.137 MHz... (+21 more), Grant Date: 06/03/2002, Expiration Date: 06/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 08/04/2012, Certifier: David L Burus Mr., Registrant: Panasonic Information Systems Company, 1707 N. Randall Road, E1-D9, Elgin, IL 60123-7847, Phone: (847) 468-5318, Fax: (847) 468-5331, Email:
  • PAYNETON RD., Payneton Road Rr Crossing @ Rr Mp 213.26 (Lat: 36.886944 Lon: -79.391944), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WQFV876, Licensee ID: L00008014,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.475 MHz, Grant Date: 07/20/2016, Expiration Date: 10/17/2026, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chatham)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 733HD , Serial Number: 17268299, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 09/21/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Michael B Fuqua, 300 Anderson Mill Rd, Chatham, VA 24531
  • Aircraft: PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD PC-12/47E (Category: Land, Seats: 11, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-67P (1272 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 766NG , Serial Number: 1766, Year manufactured: 2018, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 05/04/2018
    Registrant (Corporation): J R Atkinson Company Inc, 11541 Us Highway 29, Chatham, VA 24531
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 101 mph), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-320 SER (160 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1190E , Serial Number: 364-78, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 01/05/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Walter Sr Coles, 1040 Coles Rd, Chatham, VA 24531
  • Aircraft: PILATUS AIRCRAFT LTD PC-12/47E (Category: Land, Seats: 11, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-67P (1272 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 422JR , Serial Number: 1514, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 01/22/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 03/31/2015
    Registrant (Corporation): J R Atkinson Co Inc, 11541 Us Highway 29, Chatham, VA 24531

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$134,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$57,310
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$64,950
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$44,480
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0105.00

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 73. The highest number of fires - 107 took place in 2006, and the least - 49 in 2009. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Chatham, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.4%), and Structure Fires (39.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chatham, VA
    • 55344.4%Outside Fires
    • 48939.2%Structure Fires
    • 14411.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 604.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chatham, VA
Most common first names in Chatham, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10774.9 years
William9373.4 years
John9072.7 years
Mary8578.9 years
Robert5873.0 years
Willie4570.7 years
George4375.6 years
Annie3779.7 years
Charles3274.5 years
Henry3075.0 years
Most common last names in Chatham, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Shelton8476.8 years
Reynolds8179.0 years
Jones7476.1 years
Adkins6971.9 years
Motley5877.7 years
Clark4573.9 years
White4470.7 years
Davis4476.0 years
Gibson4173.8 years
Carter3774.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chatham, VA
  • 37.4%Utility gas
  • 24.6%Electricity
  • 18.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 14.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chatham, VA
  • 67.4%Electricity
  • 12.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Wood


Chatham compared to Virginia state average:

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

Chatham on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 6 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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