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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C
Chatham County is located in North Carolina with a population of 68,364. Chatham County is one of the best places to live in North Carolina. Living in Chatham County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Chatham County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Chatham County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$251,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$783
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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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
    403.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    32
    40.7
  • Robbery
    100.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    651.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,786
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    108.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    9%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Chatham County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,684
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Chatham County

Chatham County Reviews

2 reviews
Chatham county is a very small place, but almost everyone knows each other. The town is friendly and quite most of the time. There is nothing really special about Chatham County it has nothing there. If something could change I would hope more food places and maybe a store will open up. As of right now there is no places to get clothes really.
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Chatham County is developing quickly. More and more businesses are coming into the area, and it's a great place to live.