West Chatham, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,410.
Population change since 2000: -2.5%
Males: 693  (49.2%)
Females: 717  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

56.7 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02669.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $65,601 (it was $42,300 in 2000)
West Chatham:

$65,601
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $43,602 (it was $26,468 in 2000)

West Chatham CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $601,875 (it was $267,100 in 2000)
West Chatham:

$601,875
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $773,511; detached houses: $793,966

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,479.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Chatham: 125.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.9%
(24.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Chatham, MA (2010)
    • 1,33294.5%White alone
    • 332.3%Hispanic
    • 251.8%Black alone
    • 110.8%Two or more races
    • 80.6%Asian alone
    • 10.07%American Indian alone

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

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West Chatham, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: American (22.0%), Irish (18.3%), Portuguese (11.5%), English (8.7%), Italian (6.2%), French Canadian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 2.94 square miles.

Population density: 479 people per square mile   (low).

West Chatham, Massachusetts map

77 residents are foreign born (3.7% Latin America, 1.5% Europe).

This place:

5.3%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,719 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,563 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (48.9 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (71.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (210.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Chatham, MA (1.2 miles ),
East Harwich, MA (1.7 miles ),
Harwich Port, MA (2.1 miles ),
Harwich Center, MA (2.1 miles ),
Harwich, MA (2.1 miles ),
Northwest Harwich, MA (2.5 miles ),
Brewster, MA (2.7 miles ),
Orleans, MA (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 41.68 N, Longitude: 69.99 W

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

5.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in West Chatham, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.8%)
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (12.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.2%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
Most common occupations in West Chatham, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.9%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (8.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.2%)
  • Computer specialists (3.7%)
  • Art and design workers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (14.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.5%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.5%)
  • Top executives (4.2%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (7.4%)
  • Cashiers (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.3%)

Average climate in West Chatham, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.9. This is better than average.

City:

54.9
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 2.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.30
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.1
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

West Chatham-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% 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 150.3 miles away from West Chatham center
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 271.1 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 178.9 miles away from West Chatham 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 270.5 miles away from West Chatham center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 206.5 miles away from West Chatham center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.5 miles away from West Chatham center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barnstable County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Chatham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West Chatham:

  • BROAD REACH HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; NORTH CHATHAM, MA)
  • LIBERTY COMMONS (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NORTH CHATHAM, MA)
  • PLEASANT BAY NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BREWSTER, MA)
  • EPOCH SENIOR HEALTHCARE OF HARWICH (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; HARWICH, MA)
  • BREWSTER MANOR NURSING RET HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BREWSTER, MA)
  • EPOCH SENIOR HEALTHCARE OF BREWSTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BREWSTER, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF VNA OF CEN AND OUTER CAPE COD (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SOUTH DENNIS, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to West Chatham:

  • Cape Cod Community College (about 19 miles; West Barnstable, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,491)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 53 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 55 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Massasoit Community College (about 59 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 5,442)
  • Bristol Community College (about 59 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Stonehill College (about 63 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Quincy College (about 66 miles; Quincy, MA; FT enrollment: 3,184)

Public elementary/middle school in West Chatham:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Chatham Aero Light (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Chatham Old Burying Ground (1), Old Queen Anne Cemetery South (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: White Pond (A), Schoolhouse Pond (B), Ryders Pond (C), Perch Pond (D), Emery Pond (E), Blue Pond (F), Black Pond (G), Bear Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Bucks Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Beach: Harding Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Barnstable County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.0 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

58.1%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.6%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households
5 people in other workers' dormitories in 2000
4 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled in 2000

For population 15 years and over in West Chatham:

Marital status in West Chatham, MA
  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 67.0%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

For population 25 years and over in West Chatham:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Chatham, MA (based on Barnstable County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic86,37018
Mainline Protestant18,16568
Evangelical Protestant5,28146
Other4,73432
Orthodox8103
None100,528-
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: 68
Here:

3.06 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Barnstable County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 75
Barnstable County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 57
Barnstable County:

2.57 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 413
This county:

18.60 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Barnstable County:

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Barnstable County:

19.6%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.7%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.6%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
West Chatham:

29.3
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

15.1%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

13.7%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
West Chatham:

27.9%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

56.0%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
West Chatham:

84.2%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Chatham, MA Residents

5.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($104,551 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($479 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

0.06%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.59% ($68,616 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.57% ($168,344)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.45% ($160,147)


5.10% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($68,700 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.10%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($670 average AGI)
Barnstable County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.63% ($60,223 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.36% ($63,791)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.31% ($69,731)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Chatham:

  • WFPB (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ORLEANS, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBUR (1240 AM; 1 kW; WEST YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: THE EXEC. COMM. OF TRTS. BOSTON U)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Chatham:

  • WFCC-FM (107.5 FM; CHATHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER B/CING WFCC LIC. CORP.)
  • WDVT (93.5 FM; HARWICH PORT, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WKPE-FM (104.7 FM; ORLEANS, MA; Owner: CRB WKPE LIC CORP.)
  • WOCN-FM (103.9 FM; SOUTH YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: SANDAB COMMUNICATIONS LTD. PARTNERSHIP II)
  • WCOD-FM (106.1 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WCCT-FM (90.3 FM; HARWICH, MA; Owner: CAPE COD REGIONAL TECH HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WXTK (95.1 FM; WEST YARMOUTH, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPXC (102.9 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WQRC (99.9 FM; BARNSTABLE, MA; Owner: SANDAB COMMUNICATION LTD. PNR/SHP II)

TV broadcast stations around West Chatham:

  • W08CH (Channel 8; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WDPX (Channel 58; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMPX-LP (Channel 67; DENNIS, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182S (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 403ES , Serial Number: 18280050, Airworthiness Date: 11/15/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 08/08/1998
    Registrant (LLC): Plumdaffy LLC, Po Box 1348, West Chatham, MA 02669
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95808 , Serial Number: 18266638, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 11/15/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Douglas C Fields, Po Box 1616, West Chatham, MA 02669, Other Owners: Janet B Fields

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED1$199,87017$420,73073$356,8045$223,93460$397,150
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$1,103,7203$417,0570$03$569,597
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$488,5059$522,1191$155,4307$539,504
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$201,5806$382,8720$05$326,308
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$236,560
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2007 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Chatham, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Chatham, MA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Chatham, MA
  • 70.0%Utility gas
  • 19.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 1.4%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Chatham, MA
  • 77.0%Utility gas
  • 14.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


West Chatham compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

West Chatham on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 1,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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