Chatham, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Chatham, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Chatham had a population of 212 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Chatham, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 212
Population in Households 211
Population in Familes 170
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 87
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $42,979
Average Household Income $54,294
Per Capita Income $25,029


Total Housing Units 120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (73.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6 ( 5.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $139,286
Average Home Value $199,438


Total Households 95
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 64
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.45% -0.67%
Households -0.25% -0.64%
Families 0.58% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

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, 2018 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 # 652 6th
Population Density # 670 3rd
Diversity Index # 434 38th
Median Household Income # 451 35th
Per Capita Income # 311 55th

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