Chatham, Virginia Population 2024

1,198

Chatham is a city located in Pittsylvania County Virginia. Chatham has a 2024 population of 1,198. It is also the county seat of Pittsylvania County. Chatham is currently declining at a rate of -0.5% annually and its population has decreased by -1.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,222 in 2020.

The average household income in Chatham is $71,644 with a poverty rate of 6.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chatham is 36.5 years, 33.6 years for males, and 44.7 years for females.

Chatham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chatham was:

  • White: 71.84%
  • Black or African American: 19.98%
  • Two or more races: 5.93%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Asian: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
590.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.96% (-24)
The current population of Chatham, Virginia is 1,198 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,222.

Chatham, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,17671.84%
Black or African American32719.98%
Two or more races975.93%
Other race291.77%
Asian80.49%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chatham Population by Race

Chatham Population Pyramid 2024

Chatham Median Age

36.5

Total

33.6

Male

44.7

Female

Chatham Adults

There are 1,234 adults, (377 of whom are seniors) in Chatham.

Chatham Age Dependency

91

Age Dependency Ratio

44

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

Chatham Sex Ratio

Female79948.81%
Male83851.19%

Chatham Population by Age

Chatham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5772.5859.140.9
Married2973.4660.339.7
Non Family2051.261.538.5
Male402.783070
Female353.0368.631.4

3.26

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chatham Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade282.43%
9th to 12th Grade968.33%
High School Graduate27323.68%
Some College28925.07%
Associates Degree897.72%
Bachelors Degree22019.08%
Graduate Degree15813.7%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chatham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chatham Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White820752356
Black24118714
2+ Races62620
Other Race16160
Asian888
Hispanic640

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Chatham Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,152$50,511$38,333
Less Than 9th Grade$26,667$38,333$0
High School Graduate$43,393$44,286$41,875
Some College$32,500$0$23,500
Bachelors Degree$51,250$51,591$50,417
Graduate Degree$59,583$69,750$56,400

$45,152

Average Earnings

$50,511

Average Male

$38,333

Average Female

Chatham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chatham Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chatham Language

99.14% of Chatham residents speak only English, while 0.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.53% of the population.

Chatham Language

Chatham Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black2795118.28%
White1,076363.35%
Hispanic10880%
Other29620.69%

6.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.11%

Male Poverty Rate

6.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chatham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chatham is Hispanic, with 80% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chatham is White, with 3.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.22%.

Chatham Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.89%
High School10.88%
Bachelors or Greater4.16%
Some College3.26%

Chatham Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed8.52%
Male Employed1.21%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Chatham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chatham Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$55,865$71,644
Families$69,375$88,211
Married Families$90,104$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,023$39,807

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chatham Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Chatham Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chatham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chatham Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chatham Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

103

Number of Veterans

82

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War39
Vietnam39
Second Gulf War20
Korea5
World War II0

Chatham Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+35
55 to 6431
35 to 5420
65 to 7417
18 to 340

Chatham Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White768.94%
Black279.47%

Chatham Veterans by Race

Chatham Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chatham Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chatham Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chatham Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chatham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.41%

Born in Chatham

98.53%

Native Born

1.47%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

1.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.53% of Chatham residents were born in the United States, with 63.41% having been born in Virginia. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chatham Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,168-6-0.51%
20281,174-6-0.51%
20271,180-6-0.51%
20261,186-6-0.5%
20251,192-6-0.5%
20241,198-6-0.5%
20231,204-6-0.5%
20221,210-5-0.41%
20211,215-7-0.57%
20201,222-207-14.49%
20191,429-10-0.69%
20181,439-3-0.21%
20171,442-18-1.23%
20161,460-7-0.48%
20151,46720.14%
20141,465-17-1.15%
20131,482-3-0.2%
20121,485120.81%
20111,473-4-0.27%
20101,47700%

Chatham Population by Year