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Chatham, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Chatham had a population of 577 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Chatham is located at latitude 32.3092 and longitude -92.4514 in Jackson Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chatham (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. Jackson Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Town of Chatham (GNIS ID: 2406258) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Chatham is located within Parish Governing Authority District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chatham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chatham: Avard, Chathamville.

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Chatham, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 577
Population in Households 577
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 584
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 267
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 173 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 93 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $43,069
Average Home Value $69,109


Median Household Income $27,806
Average Household Income $41,386
Per Capita Income $18,297
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.65%
Households 0.74% 0.67%
Families 1.8% 0.49%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   0.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chatham, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatham to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 362 24th
Population Density1 # 241 49th
Diversity Index2 # 245 49th
Median Household Income # 413 13th
Per Capita Income # 367 23rd

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