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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Chatham County is located in Georgia with a population of 285,506. Living in Chatham County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chatham County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Chatham County and residents tend to lean liberal.
Population
285,506

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$177,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$993
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Chatham County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    261
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    143.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    508
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,531.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    358.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Chatham County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,215
National
$55,322

Chatham County Reviews

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Live in Chatham County all my life. Great place for tourist! Great place or students, A great amount Hosts City for students that are interested in Arts and Designs. Savannah has a great amount of Savannah College of Arts and Designs students.
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Chatham County is interesting in that the character of the city varies wildly from street to street. There are streets full of nice apartments and boutique-type shops, and two streets over are run-down buildings and dirty sidewalks. The areas frequented by tourists are generally better maintained.
Of course every city isn't perfect! The only thing I would love to change is the delinquency in the city. A lot of young people think it's okay to live the fast life. No one has every told them that getting yourself in the right path was cool. They always feel they have to do unnecessary things to make it in life. They want to get things easy instead of working for it .