Chatham, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chatham, Michigan - Basic Facts

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The Village of Chatham had a population of 224 as of July 1, 2016. Chatham ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chatham is located at latitude 46.3441 and longitude -86.9313 in Alger County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Chatham (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Alger County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 876 feet.

The Village of Chatham (GNIS ID: 2397607) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Chatham is located within Township of Rock River, a minor civil division (MCD) of Alger County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chatham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Chatham, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 224
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 181
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 91
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 97
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 66
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 87 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 8.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $130,263
Average Home Value $176,685


Median Household Income $38,733
Average Household Income $51,201
Per Capita Income $22,770
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.09%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 1.27% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chatham, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatham to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 645 7th
Population Density1 # 669 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 421 40th
Median Household Income # 496 28th
Per Capita Income # 336 52nd

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