Chatom, Alabama Population 2021

1,166
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Chatom is a city located in Washington County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Washington County. With a 2020 population of 1,166, it is the 243rd largest city in Alabama and the 9709th largest city in the United States . Chatom is currently declining at a rate of -0.68% annually and its population has decreased by -9.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,288 in 2010. Chatom reached it's highest population of 1,286 in 2010. Spanning over 11 miles, Chatom has a population density of 109 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chatom is $54,174 with a poverty rate of 37.59%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $538 per month, and the median house value is $140,200. The median age in Chatom is 35.7 years, 31.5 years for males, and 38.9 years for females.

Chatom Demographics

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

  • White: 65.69%
  • Black or African American: 26.78%
  • Two or more races: 7.53%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Chatom, Alabama is 1,166 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,190.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,288.

Chatom, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White78565.69%
Black or African American32026.78%
Two or More Races907.53%
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Chatom Population by Race

Chatom Population Pyramid $2021

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Chatom Median Age

35.7


Total

31.5


Male

38.9


Female

Chatom Adults

There are 886 adults, (157 of whom are seniors) in Chatom.

Chatom Age Dependency

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Chatom Sex Ratio

Female

486

40.67%

Male

709

59.33%

Chatom Population by Age

Chatom Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chatom Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.4%26.6%
All47%53%
Non Family45%55%
Female27.7%72.3%
Male0%100%

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chatom Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3982.6747
Non Family1491.4645
Married1393.173.4
Female653.4527.7
Male454.240

3.33

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

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Chatom Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade111.40%
9th to 12th Grade10012.71%
High School Graduate33842.95%
Some College20325.79%
Associates Degree283.56%
Bachelors Degree648.13%
Graduate Degree435.46%
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Chatom Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chatom Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White486421107
Black205161
Hispanic9494
2+ Races2

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.02%.

Chatom Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,833$35,556$26,765
Less Than 9th Grade$41,250$50,673$25,938
High School Graduate$27,097$26,875$
Some College$22,337$$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$78,000$$

$30,833

Average Earnings

$35,556

Average Male

$26,765

Average Female

Chatom Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chatom Language by Age

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Chatom Language

91.19% of Chatom residents speak only English, while 8.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.81% of the population.

Chatom Language

Chatom Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black29822976.85%
Multiple908897.78%
White5908614.58%

37.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.48%

Male Poverty Rate

40.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chatom

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chatom is Multiple, with 97.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chatom is White, with 14.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.22%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 54.57%.

Chatom Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School45.56%
Less Than 9th Grade37.65%
Some College2.20%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Chatom Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed35.00%
Male Employed14.14%
Female Employed9.01%

Chatom Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chatom Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,143$54,174
Families$54,141$58,480
Married Families$68,813-
Non Families$41,205$45,199
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Income by Household Type

Chatom Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Chatom Married by Age and Sex

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Chatom Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chatom Marital Status by Race

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Chatom Marital Status

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47

Number of Veterans

47

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam23
Second Gulf War15
First Gulf War11
World War II
Korea

Chatom Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7420
35 to 5417
18 to 344
75+3
55 to 643

Chatom Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White416.68%
Black62.22%

Chatom Veterans by Race

Chatom Veterans by Education

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17.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

0.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chatom Veterans by Education

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48.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.2%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chatom Employment by Age

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Chatom Employment by Race

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Chatom Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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71.88%

Born in Chatom

92.13%

Native Born

7.87%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

7.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.13% of Chatom residents were born in the United States, with 71.88% having been born in Alabama. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chatom Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,166-8-0.68%
20201,174-8-0.68%
20191,182-8-0.67%
20181,190-14-1.16%
20171,204-6-0.50%
20161,210-16-1.31%
20151,226-3-0.24%
20141,229-4-0.32%
20131,233-18-1.44%
20121,251-18-1.42%
20111,269-17-1.32%
20101,2860.00%

Chatom Population by Year