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Chatham
  • Suburb of Springfield, IL

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade B minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B minus
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Chatham is a suburb of Springfield with a population of 13,072. Chatham is in Sangamon County and is one of the best places to live in Illinois. Living in Chatham offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Chatham and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chatham are highly rated.

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About Chatham...
Population
13,072

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$188,900
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,043
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    31.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    15.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    93.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    538.7
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    16%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in Chatham

Jobs
grade A minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,822
National
$62,843

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