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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Chatham is a town in New York with a population of 1,655. Chatham is in Columbia County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Chatham offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Chatham there are a lot of bars. Many young professionals and retirees live in Chatham and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chatham are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$948
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    0
    500.1
  • Theft
    60.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Chatham

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,865
National
$55,322

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Chatham Reviews

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Chatham is a very quiet unique little town. The shops in this town are great do holiday shopping at and the food options for lunch and or dinner are delicious.
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It makes living in New York bareable. Where I live represents myself and my family. I am proud to be settling downin this location and wouldn't MIMD raising my kids here either..
I moved to Chatham in the past year and I have loved this town. Everyone you meet is super nice and there is plenty to do.