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Chatham County, Georgia (GA)

County population in 2014: 283,379 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 232,048 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 43,417
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 16,049
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 54,288
Renter-occupied apartments: 43,572 (it was 35,577 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

34%

Land area: 438 sq. mi.

Water area: 194.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 647 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chatham County: 95.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.0%), Educational, health and social services (13.5%), Retail trade (13.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Chatham County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (50.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (39.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (5.4%)
  • Asian alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.7%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 136,494  (48.2%)
Females: 146,885  (51.8%)
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Chatham County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Chatham County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,263 ($37,752 in 1999)

This county:

$45263
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $740 (lower quartile is $556, upper quartile is $970)
This county:

$740
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $174,800 (it was $91,500 in 2000)
Chatham:

$174,800
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $110,000 - $269,100

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $243,085
Here:

$243,085
State:

$200,877

Townhouses or other attached units: $289,365
Here:

$289,365
State:

$169,988

In 2-unit structures: $287,441
Here:

$287,441
State:

$128,425

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $189,618
Here:

$189,618
State:

$110,383

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $244,794
Here:

$244,794
State:

$228,404

Mobile homes: $58,745
Here:

$58,745
State:

$47,602
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,438
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $444

Institutionalized population: 5,216
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1908 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2008: 1117 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2009: 785 buildings, average cost: $137,800
  • 2010: 676 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2011: 655 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2012: 811 buildings, average cost: $150,700
  • 2013: 901 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2014: 1048 buildings, average cost: $196,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,884 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,345 (0.9%)

Chatham County household income distribution in 2009 Chatham County home values distribution Chatham County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 36.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.1% for American Indian residents, 51.3% for other race residents, 17.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
Chatham County:

19.8%
Georgia:

19.0%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 34.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.9% for American Indian residents, 44.3% for other race residents, 19.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 30 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Area name: Savannah, GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Chatham County is $607 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $676 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $897 a month.

Cities in this county include: Savannah, Pooler-Burroughs, Tybee Island-Wilmington, Wilmington Island, Garden City, Georgetown, Skidaway Island, Pooler, Whitemarsh Island, Montgomery.

Chatham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Chatham County:

Lead: 0.0020 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 15.7 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.003 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Butler County, Alabama , Catahoula Parish, Louisiana , Madison Parish, Louisiana , Stewart County , Webster County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Georgia:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 15,613
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 25.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,209 (42% naturalized citizens)

Chatham County:

4.0%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,846
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,812
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,016
  • 1980 to 1984: 974
  • 1975 to 1979: 604
  • 1970 to 1974: 437
  • 1970 to 1974: 350
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,170

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.9%

Chatham County marital status for males Chatham County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 61,959
  • One, attached: 5,472
  • Two: 4,873
  • 3 or 4: 7,855
  • 5 to 9: 5,624
  • 10 to 19: 2,749
  • 20 or more: 5,473
  • Mobile homes: 5,584
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 94

Housing units in Chatham County with a mortgage: 32,766 (3,821 second mortgage, 4,000 home equity loan, 156 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 14,938

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Chatham County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant65,804170
Black Protestant28,30857
Mainline Protestant25,66063
Catholic22,10910
Other8,60722
Orthodox3652
None114,275-
Chatham County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 53
Chatham County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
This county:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
Chatham County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 266
This county:

10.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Chatham County:

11.7%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Chatham County:

28.7%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.1%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Chatham County:

Average size of farms: 157 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $36,137
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2607.40
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.59%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.56%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,031
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 8.01%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $72,210
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 77.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 62 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.96
Corn for grain: 102 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Chatham County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 6957718.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 12 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/1/2007, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 11 people and caused $111 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chatham County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Georgia state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.4 miles away from Chatham County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 149.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 90.3 miles away from the county center
On 4/17/1995 at 13:45:57, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Chatham County center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • GeorgiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3218): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3218, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • GeorgiaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 14, 1999 to September 17, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3144): September 14, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3144, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • GeorgiaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 1998 to May 11, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1209): March 11, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1209, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • GeorgiaHeavy Rains, Tornadoes, Flooding, High Winds, Incident Period: October 1, 1994 to November 16, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1042): October 19, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1042, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • GeorgiaSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3097): March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3097, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • GeorgiaDrought, Incident Period: July 20, 1977, Emergency Declared (EM-3044): July 20, 1977, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3044, Natural disaster type: Drought

The number of natural disasters in Chatham County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 4

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (11%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Korea (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Chatham County (%):

  • United States or American (11%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Chatham County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 80,088 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 14,099 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,026 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 16 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 60 (0%)
  • Taxi: 210 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 170 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 725 (1%)
  • Walked: 2,989 (3%)
  • Other means: 828 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 2,637 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Chatham County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 1,654 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,592 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,156 people in state prisons
  • 1,075 people in nursing homes
  • 998 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 551 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 373 people in other group homes
  • 265 people in halfway houses
  • 133 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 72 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 71 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 44 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 2 people in crews of maritime vessels

People in group quarters in Chatham County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 5,798 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,632 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,621 people in state prisons
  • 1,301 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 742 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 443 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 313 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 274 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 258 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 137 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 132 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 99 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 70 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 28 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in maritime/merchant vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,600.

10.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,150 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.15%
Georgia average:

9.45%


0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($618 average AGI)
Chatham County:

0.27%
Georgia average:

0.08%

3.96% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($11,569 average AGI)
5.92% relocated from other states ($21,963 average AGI)
Chatham County:

5.92%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Effingham County, GA  0.63% ($32,309 average AGI)
from Bryan County, GA  0.41% ($32,569)
from Liberty County, GA  0.30% ($25,901)
from Fulton County, GA  0.28% ($27,315)
from Bulloch County, GA  0.24% ($25,566)
from DeKalb County, GA  0.20% ($31,149)
from Beaufort County, SC  0.15% ($39,068)


8.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,644 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
Georgia average:

9.32%


0.17% of residents moved to foreign countries ($682 average AGI)
Chatham County:

0.17%
Georgia average:

0.09%

3.68% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($13,121 average AGI)
4.84% relocated to other states ($19,842 average AGI)
Chatham County:

4.84%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Effingham County, GA  0.64% ($34,372 average AGI)
to Bryan County, GA  0.38% ($34,241)
to Fulton County, GA  0.36% ($39,951)
to Liberty County, GA  0.25% ($26,763)
to Bulloch County, GA  0.23% ($23,603)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.21% ($22,074)
to Duval County, FL  0.17% ($31,584)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.1

Births per 1000 population in Chatham County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Chatham County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Chatham County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chatham County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Chatham County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 34,449 (28,771 aged, 5,678 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,544 (11%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Chatham County, Georgia in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2226)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2129)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1751)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1342)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1069)
  • Unspecified dementia (1065)
  • Cardiac arrhythmia, unspecified (1001)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (991)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (782)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (715)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.26
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 19966.63
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 412.130
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58395.59

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1608.570
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 990.730
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16.36

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40.79
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 113.250

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.16

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 152.4. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 112.0
  • Other - 40.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 98.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 65.6
  • Suffocation - 15.7
  • Other - 17.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 252,237
  • In family households: 201,874 (37,840 male householders, 26,773 female householders)
    42,197 spouses, 70,324 children (64,978 natural, 1,672 adopted, 3,674 stepchildren), 8,207 grandchildren, 3,058 brothers or sisters, 2,221 parents, 4,066 other relatives, 5,934 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 50,363 (17,495 male householders (12,717 living alone)), 20,930 female householders (16,844 living alone)), 11,938 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 12,891 (5,216 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 27,855 2-persons, 16,040 3-persons, 11,658 4-persons, 5,482 5-persons, 2,150 6-persons, 1,428 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 29,561 1-person, 6,942 2-persons, 1,230 3-persons, 434 4-persons, 161 5-persons, 52 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons.

30,222 married couples with children.
19,125 single-parent households (2,610 men, 16,515 women).

93.3% of residents of Chatham County speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (83% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,997,135,000 ($8373 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $611,744,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $619,505,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $359,067,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,866,000
Federal grants: $345,546,000
Federal procurement contracts: $343,781,000 ($314,663,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $321,369,000 ($226,163,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $87,911,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $136,963,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,534,547,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 19,410
Here:

81 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,782
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,525
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,750
Here -16 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Chatham County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 33.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,562
  • 2000 to 2004: 23,830
  • 1990 to 1999: 15,069
  • 1980 to 1989: 19,963
  • 1970 to 1979: 15,965
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,828
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,295
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,414
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,588
Rooms in houses/apartments in Chatham County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 58
  • 2 rooms: 498
  • 3 rooms: 1,752
  • 4 rooms: 3,827
  • 5 rooms: 10,506
  • 6 rooms: 14,724
  • 7 rooms: 11,024
  • 8 rooms: 6,646
  • 9+ rooms: 5,253
  • 1 room: 1,045
  • 2 rooms: 3,225
  • 3 rooms: 6,293
  • 4 rooms: 9,781
  • 5 rooms: 8,120
  • 6 rooms: 4,382
  • 7 rooms: 1,740
  • 8 rooms: 679
  • 9+ rooms: 312
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Chatham County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 190
  • 1 bedroom: 1,422
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,090
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,923
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,091
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,572
  • no bedroom: 1,471
  • 1 bedroom: 9,275
  • 2 bedrooms: 15,162
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,414
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,082
  • 5+ bedrooms: 173
Cars and other vehicles available in Chatham County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,820
  • 1 vehicle: 16,299
  • 2 vehicles: 24,542
  • 3 vehicles: 8,085
  • 4 vehicles: 1,979
  • 5+ vehicles: 563
  • no vehicle: 7,858
  • 1 vehicle: 17,010
  • 2 vehicles: 8,877
  • 3 vehicles: 1,419
  • 4 vehicles: 294
  • 5+ vehicles: 119

52% of Chatham County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 30% lived in Georgia.

Chatham County:

51.8%
State average:

50.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 144471
  • Northeast: 17261
  • Midwest: 13597
  • South: 39098
  • West: 5443

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $98,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Chatham County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (57.8%)
  • Electricity (38.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • Electricity (53.6%)
  • Utility gas (42.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,637
Here:

16.8%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,274
Here:

17.2%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,869
Here:

29.3%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Chatham County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $27,740,000
    Health - Other: $2,358,000
    General - Other: $1,526,000
    Transit Utilities: $474,000
    Police Protection: $207,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $59,079,000
    Correctional Institutions: $26,331,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,046,000
    Health - Other: $20,459,000
    Transit Utilities: $13,980,000
    Police Protection: $10,299,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,269,000
    Financial Administration: $9,219,000
    Regular Highways: $7,862,000
    Libraries: $5,354,000
    Sewerage: $4,171,000
    General Public Buildings: $4,120,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,764,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,013,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,817,000
    Water Utilities: $1,098,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,052,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $623,000
    Parking Facilities: $155,000
    Local Fire Protection: $42,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $45,580,000
    Corporate Bonds: $27,123,000
    Benefit Payments: $5,743,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,352,000
    Other Investments - Other: $1,676,000
    Withdrawals: $175,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,227,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $53,341,000
    Police Protection: $13,872,000
    Local Fire Protection: $519,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $7,432,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,335,000
    General Public Building: $2,035,000
    Regular Highways: $1,303,000
    Health - Other: $786,000
    Sewerage: $785,000
    Police Protection: $775,000
    Central Staff Services: $571,000
    Water Utilities: $555,000
    Parks and Recreation: $529,000
    Correctional Institutions: $444,000
    Solid Waste Management: $442,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $285,000
    Financial Administration: $69,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $20,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $17,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,653,000

Chatham County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,568,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,311,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,021,000
    Sewerage: $663,000
    Parking Facilities: $266,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $6,829,000
    From Parent Local Government: $4,888,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,379,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $995,000
    General Local Government Support: $124,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,478,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $22,975,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $6,893,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,151,000
    Sale of Property: $848,000
    Rents: $524,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $4,134,000
    Water Utilities: $995,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,484,000
    Health and Hospitals: $8,906,000
    Highways: $560,000
    Public Welfare: $147,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $123,716,000
    Property: $106,070,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,478,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,164,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $979,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $931,000
    Other License: $772,000

Chatham County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $49,709,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,159,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,625,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,075,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $200,000

Chatham County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $12,079,000
    Total Federal Securities: $9,603,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $255,570,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,833
  • Number of aged recipients: 777
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,056
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,083
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,322
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,428
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,140
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,502
Chatham County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Chatham County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 67 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,520$162,590979$231,2924,653$209,224167$118,28743$2,215,1161,128$229,58935$146,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED41$154,68356$223,018365$196,83619$46,8421$66,00056$227,0185$52,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED255$156,714186$177,0272,041$187,262218$51,7521$2,621,000307$171,30634$53,265
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN158$160,500144$213,9861,330$195,81446$88,1520$0154$178,1757$74,429
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS34$148,35321$228,762265$186,2008$94,2500$029$199,2412$59,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 50 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED138$213,080106$208,0006$165,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED56$232,23243$199,58112$303,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$221,96821$216,0950$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$170,00011$217,6361$371,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$198,4005$187,8002$129,500

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Chatham County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,79270.0 years
Mary1,61277.8 years
John1,56472.5 years
William1,49172.6 years
Robert1,04470.1 years
Willie82671.4 years
George79773.5 years
Charles78270.7 years
Joseph66772.6 years
Annie62679.1 years
Most common last names in Chatham County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1,15371.7 years
Smith1,00573.2 years
Brown90873.1 years
Johnson75671.7 years
Jones62873.0 years
Davis47973.5 years
Jackson43972.1 years
Wilson35675.4 years
Green31971.7 years
Thomas30773.0 years
Businesses in Chatham County, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Kroger8
AMF Bowling2La Quinta4
AT&T6La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Bryant1
Advance Auto Parts6Lane Furniture1
Aeropostale1LensCrafters2
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza4
Ann Taylor1Long John Silver's1
Applebee's4Lowe's2
Arby's7Macy's1
AutoZone5Marriott15
Avenue1Marshalls1
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Banana Republic1Maurices1
Barnes & Noble1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's15
Baymont Inn1Men's Wearhouse1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Microtel2
Best Western4Motherhood Maternity2
Blockbuster2New Balance1
Budget Car Rental2New York & Co1
Burger King8Nike20
CVS13Nissan2
Cache1Office Depot1
Cambria1OfficeMax1
Catherines1Old Navy1
Charlotte Russe1Olive Garden1
Chevrolet2Outback2
Chick-Fil-A5Outback Steakhouse2
Chico's1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panera Bread2
Church's Chicken2Papa John's Pizza5
Cinnabon 1Payless4
Circle K7Penske3
Clarion1PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery2Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut8
ColorTyme1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn2Popeyes4
Comfort Suites3Publix Super Markets5
Cracker Barrel2Quality3
Cricket Wireless12Quiznos2
Curves3RadioShack4
DHL7Ramada2
Dairy Queen1Red Lobster1
Days Hotel1Red Roof Inn3
Days Inn6Rite Aid4
Decora Cabinetry4Rooms To Go1
Dennys2Ruby Tuesday3
Domino's Pizza1Rue212
DressBarn2Ryan's Grill1
Dressbarn2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts1SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge3SONIC Drive-In7
Express1Sam's Club2
Extended Stay America1Sears4
Famous Footwear1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx53Sleep Inn2
Finish Line2Spencer Gifts2
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Sprint Nextel3
Foot Locker2Staples2
Ford2Starbucks12
Forever 211Subaru1
GNC6Suburban1
GameStop5Subway28
Gap3Super 82
Goodwill5T-Mobile11
Gymboree2T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block13Taco Bell4
Hardee's2Talbots1
Havertys Furniture1Target2
Hawthorn1The Athlete's Foot1
Hilton11The Room Place1
Holiday Inn10Torrid1
Hollister Co.1Toyota2
Home Depot3Toys"R"Us2
Honda2Travelodge2
Hot Topic1True Value1
Houlihan's1U-Haul15
Howard Johnson1UPS69
Hyundai1Urban Outfitters1
IHOP2Vans3
InTown Suites1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret2
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York5Waffle House9
Journeys1Walgreens5
Justice1Walmart4
KFC7Wet Seal1
Kincaid2Wingate3
Kmart1YMCA7
Knights Inn1

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  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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