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Chatham, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Chatham had a population of 557 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chatham: Avard, Chathamville.

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Chatham, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 557
Daytime Population: Workers 126
Daytime Population: Residents 348
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 474
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 557
Population in Familes 433
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 564
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $28,960
Average Household Income $44,929
Per Capita Income $19,735


Total Housing Units 321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 168 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 89 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (19.9%)
Median Home Value $43,299
Average Home Value $69,494


Total Households 257
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 154
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.0% -0.25%
Households 0.11% -0.23%
Families 0.93% -0.39%
Median Household Income   -0.77%
Per Capita Income   0.8%

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, 2017 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 # 364 23rd
Population Density # 248 48th
Diversity Index # 254 47th
Median Household Income # 403 15th
Per Capita Income # 333 30th

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