Chatham County, Georgia Population 2024

306,285

Chatham County, Georgia's estimated 2024 population is 306,285 with a growth rate of 0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chatham County, Georgia is the 5th largest county in Georgia. The 2010 population was 265,799 and has seen a growth of 15.23% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029319,4352,6300.83%
2028316,8052,6300.84%
2027314,1752,6300.84%
2026311,5452,6300.85%
2025308,9152,6300.86%
2024306,2852,6300.87%
2023303,6552,6300.87%
2022301,0255,3351.8%
2021295,6906010.2%
2020295,0894,9041.69%
2019290,1854140.14%
2018289,77100%
2017289,7717160.25%
2016289,0552,8160.98%
2015286,2393,8431.36%
2014282,3964,6061.66%
2013277,7901,5470.56%
2012276,2434,5781.69%
2011271,6655,8662.21%
2010265,79900%
1990216,93514,7097.27%
1980202,22614,4597.7%
1970187,767-532-0.28%
1960188,29936,81824.31%
1950151,48133,51128.41%
1940117,97012,53911.89%
1930105,4315,3995.4%
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%
179010,769-308,666-96.63%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.87% (2,630)
County Website
Chatham County
State
Georgia
County Seat
2020 Population
295,089
Area
433 mi²
Density
707 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
3.79% (11,196)
Founded
February 5, 1777

Chatham County, Georgia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White145,54149.13%
Black or African American119,04240.18%
Two or more races14,8115%
Asian8,6182.91%
Other race7,1682.42%
Native American6680.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander4180.14%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chatham County, Georgia Population by Race

Chatham County, Georgia Population Pyramid 2024

Chatham County, Georgia Median Age

36.7

Total

35.4

Male

38.3

Female

Chatham County, Georgia Adults

There are 234,659 adults, (48,008 of whom are seniors) in Chatham County, Georgia.

Chatham County, Georgia Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Chatham County, Georgia Sex Ratio

Female153,58151.84%
Male142,68548.16%

Chatham County, Georgia Population by Age

Chatham County, Georgia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All117,3832.4356.943.1
Married47,4123.0578.421.6
Non Family46,5251.3143.356.7
Female18,8583.4838.561.5
Male4,5883.1746.953.1

3.08

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chatham County, Georgia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,1882.56%
9th to 12th Grade12,1706.01%
High School Graduate50,38824.89%
Some College46,64923.05%
Associates Degree15,0017.41%
Bachelors Degree43,03221.26%
Graduate Degree29,98114.81%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chatham County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chatham County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White105,197100,45648,617
Black74,30065,46716,589
Hispanic11,1769,5672,937
2+ Races7,5216,8852,565
Asian6,2284,9163,145
Other Race4,6483,391881
Native American411295109
Islander3653349

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.5%.

Chatham County, Georgia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,152$46,194$37,647
Less Than 9th Grade$26,736$27,083$25,190
High School Graduate$32,686$35,452$27,644
Some College$37,354$47,350$31,924
Bachelors Degree$54,468$62,364$48,168
Graduate Degree$64,414$84,656$58,599

$41,152

Average Earnings

$46,194

Average Male

$37,647

Average Female

Chatham County, Georgia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chatham County, Georgia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chatham County, Georgia Language

89.6% of Chatham County, Georgia residents speak only English, while 10.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.59% of the population.

Chatham County, Georgia Language

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black114,48522,21619.41%
White133,71512,6819.48%
Hispanic19,3583,00015.5%
Multiple14,0571,72512.27%
Asian8,3131,14213.74%
Other6,98688312.64%
Native627447.02%

13.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.81%

Male Poverty Rate

15.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chatham County, Georgia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, Georgia is Black, with 19.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chatham County, Georgia is Native, with 7.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.54%.

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.07%
High School12.87%
Some College11.06%
Bachelors or Greater5.73%

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.22%
Male Unemployed18.62%
Female Employed7.92%
Male Employed5.78%

Chatham County, Georgia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chatham County, Georgia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$66,171$92,238
Families$81,441$110,229
Married Families$103,783$135,269
Non Families$45,710$61,837

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chatham County, Georgia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

21,455

Number of Veterans

18,240

Male Veterans

3,215

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War7,218
First Gulf War6,963
Vietnam6,287
Korea964
World War II188

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 546,712
65 to 744,224
75+4,206
55 to 643,816
18 to 342,497

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White12,53710.43%
Black7,5258.5%
Hispanic8336.17%
2+ Races5566.19%
Asian4946.81%
Other Race3266.02%
Native American173.43%

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Race

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Chatham County, Georgia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chatham County, Georgia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chatham County, Georgia 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

53.54%

Born in Chatham County, Georgia

92.63%

Native Born

7.37%

Foreign Born

3.67%

Non Citizen

3.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.63% of Chatham County, Georgia residents were born in the United States, with 53.54% having been born in Georgia. 3.67% 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

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