Chatham County, Georgia Population 2020

Chatham County, Georgia's estimated population is 289,065 with a growth rate of -0.02% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chatham County, Georgia is the 6th largest county in Georgia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020289,065-65-0.02%
2019289,130-65-0.02%
2018289,195-65-0.02%
2017289,2606270.22%
2016288,6332,6740.94%
2015285,9593,7621.33%
2014282,1974,5661.64%
2013277,6311,4970.54%
2012276,1344,5441.67%
2011271,5905,7982.18%
2010265,79248,85722.52%
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%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.02%
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Founded
February 5, 1777
County Seat

Chatham County, Georgia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White151,22852.68%
Black or African American114,13039.76%
Two or More Races8,6573.02%
Asian7,3912.57%
Some Other Race4,4951.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native7780.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3700.13%

Chatham County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2020

Chatham County, Georgia Median Age

35.2


Total

33.7


Male

36.5


Female

Chatham County, Georgia Adults

There are 224,581 adults, (41,403 of whom are seniors) in Chatham County, Georgia.

Chatham County, Georgia Age Dependency

56.7

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Chatham County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female

148,646

51.78%

Male

138,403

48.22%

Chatham County, Georgia Households and Families

Chatham County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chatham County, Georgia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.3%26.7%
All54.1%45.9%
Male47.6%52.4%
Non Family41.8%58.2%
Female37.2%62.8%

54.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All108,1512.5454.1
Married44,1493.1373.3
Non Family41,4831.3641.8
Female17,7203.6337.2
Male4,7993.3747.6

3.18

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chatham County, Georgia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,4292.83%
9th to 12th Grade14,5227.56%
High School Graduate46,72924.33%
Some College47,04524.49%
Associates Degree14,5497.57%
Bachelors Degree38,92120.26%
Graduate Degree24,90212.96%

Chatham County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White104,37297,60544,800
Black69,83659,49612,858
Hispanic9,8527,9242,579
Asian5,2764,6162,628
Multiple Races3,1792,9361,074
Other Race2,4561,987467
Native American598375138
Islander26121830

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.81%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,462$41,968$30,363
Less Than High School$20,246$22,725$15,697
High School Grad$27,272$31,629$22,126
Some College$31,928$41,384$26,537
Bachelors Degree$47,150$60,075$39,703
Graduate Degree$56,273$73,200$49,759

$35,462

Average Earnings

$41,968

Average Male

$30,363

Average Female

Chatham County, Georgia Language

Chatham County, Georgia Language by Age

Chatham County, Georgia Language

89.91% of Chatham County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 10.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.52% of the population.

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black108,17524,40422.56%
White134,80712,7739.48%
Hispanic17,0443,75322.02%
Asian7,0861,26517.85%
Multiple8,2201,24115.10%
Other4,17377418.55%
Native7318912.18%
Islander36330.83%

15.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.55%

Male Poverty Rate

17.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chatham County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, Georgia is Black, with 22.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, Georgia is Islander, with 0.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.17%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.53%
High School13.61%
Some College12.35%
Bachelors or Greater5.77%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed41.31%
Male Unemployed24.52%
Female Employed11.01%
Male Employed6.52%

Chatham County, Georgia Income

Chatham County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,911$76,999
Families$66,659$90,723
Married Families$86,898$112,025
Non Families$37,935$52,124

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

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

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans

23,208

Number of Veterans

19,572

Male Veterans

3,636

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War6,963
Vietnam6,824
First Gulf War6,498
Korea1,427
World War II781
Age Group Veterans
35 to 546,635
65 to 744,618
55 to 644,549
75+3,982
18 to 343,424
Name Veterans % of Total
White13,73511.16%
Black8,80310.45%
Hispanic9508.02%
2 or More2826.52%
Asian2133.40%
Other1304.43%
Indian395.83%
Hawaiian62.11%

$Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Education

6.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Employment Status

65%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.02%

Born in Georgia

93.70%

Native Born

6.30%

Foreign Born

3.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.70% of Chatham County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 56.02% having been born in Georgia. 3.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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