Chatham County, Georgia Population 2021

Chatham County, Georgia's estimated population is 289,958 with a growth rate of 0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chatham County, Georgia is the 7th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 Population was 265,799 and has seen a growth of 9.09% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021289,9582640.09%
2020289,6942640.09%
2019289,4302640.09%
2018289,166-143-0.05%
2017289,3096940.24%
2016288,6152,6560.93%
2015285,9593,7581.33%
2014282,2014,5511.64%
2013277,6501,4860.54%
2012276,1644,5411.67%
2011271,6235,8242.19%
2010265,79948,86422.52%
1990216,93514,7097.27%
1980202,22614,4597.70%
1970187,767-532-0.28%
1960188,29936,81824.31%
1950151,48133,51128.41%
1940117,97012,53911.89%
1930105,4315,3995.40%
1920100,03220,34225.53%
191079,6908,45111.86%
190071,23913,49923.38%
189057,74012,71728.25%
188045,0233,7449.07%
187041,27910,23632.97%
186031,0437,14229.88%
185023,9015,10027.13%
184018,8014,67433.09%
183014,127-610-4.14%
182014,7371,1978.84%
181013,5405944.59%
180012,9462,17720.22%
179010,7690.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.09%
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State
Founded
February 5, 1777
County Seat
2010 Population
265,799
Growth Since 2010
9.09%
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Chatham County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White152,02552.70%
Black or African American115,02339.87%
Two or More Races8,4282.92%
Asian7,4282.57%
Some Other Race4,2991.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native9290.32%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3640.13%
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Chatham County, Georgia Population by Race

Chatham County, Georgia Population Pyramid $2021

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Chatham County, Georgia Median Age

35.6


Total

34.1


Male

37.1


Female

Chatham County, Georgia Adults

There are 226,410 adults, (43,050 of whom are seniors) in Chatham County, Georgia.

Chatham County, Georgia Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Chatham County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

149,617

51.86%

Male

138,879

48.14%

Chatham County, Georgia Population by Age

Chatham County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chatham County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
All54.7%45.3%
Male45.2%54.8%
Non Family42.6%57.4%
Female37.6%62.4%

54.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chatham County, Georgia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All108,5682.5554.7
Married44,2923.0874.1
Non Family41,4831.3642.6
Female18,0433.7237.6
Male4,7503.4845.2

3.18

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Chatham County, Georgia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4772.82%
9th to 12th Grade14,1497.28%
High School Graduate47,07024.22%
Some College48,00124.70%
Associates Degree14,3787.40%
Bachelors Degree40,22120.70%
Graduate Degree25,03612.88%
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Chatham County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chatham County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White104,63798,22945,265
Black71,26261,25013,836
Hispanic10,1888,2182,712
Asian5,3904,4872,374
2+ Races3,1472,9131,168
Other Race2,3521,856489
Native American690528189
Islander17313218

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.04%.

Chatham County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,155$42,379$31,584
Less Than 9th Grade$20,456$22,322$16,948
High School Graduate$28,604$31,667$24,787
Some College$32,122$41,387$27,253
Bachelors Degree$48,461$58,759$41,049
Graduate Degree$57,830$74,579$51,211

$36,155

Average Earnings

$42,379

Average Male

$31,584

Average Female

Chatham County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chatham County, Georgia Language by Age

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Chatham County, Georgia Language

89.56% of Chatham County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 10.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.74% of the population.

Chatham County, Georgia Language

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black109,11423,40321.45%
White134,65512,2829.12%
Hispanic17,5133,59320.52%
Asian7,1261,30418.30%
Multiple8,0771,20314.89%
Other4,00852613.12%
Native89510211.40%

15.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.00%

Male Poverty Rate

16.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chatham County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, Georgia is Black, with 21.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, Georgia is White, with 9.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.73%.

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.11%
High School13.95%
Some College12.20%
Bachelors or Greater5.72%

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.87%
Male Unemployed23.64%
Female Employed10.04%
Male Employed5.94%

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chatham County, Georgia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,842$80,665
Families$70,079$95,356
Married Families$91,617$118,125
Non Families$38,695$53,859
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Income by Household Type

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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Chatham County, Georgia 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 55-64.

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

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Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status

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22,982

Number of Veterans

19,523

Male Veterans

3,459

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam6,937
Second Gulf War6,779
First Gulf War6,774
Korea1,427
World War II617

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 546,301
55 to 644,803
65 to 744,740
75+3,874
18 to 343,264

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White13,22610.70%
Black9,03510.64%
Hispanic9267.54%
2+ Races3107.05%
Asian2604.04%
Other Race953.22%
Native American567.26%

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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6.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Education

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

59.5%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Employment by Age

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Chatham County, Georgia Employment by Race

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Chatham County, Georgia 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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55.18%

Born in Chatham County, Georgia

93.65%

Native Born

6.35%

Foreign Born

3.64%

Non Citizen

2.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.65% of Chatham County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 55.18% having been born in Georgia. 3.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chatham County, Georgia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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