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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B-
Chatham is a neighborhood in Chicago, Illinois with a population of 32,844. Chatham is in Cook County. Living in Chatham offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Chatham there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Chatham and residents tend to be liberal.
About Chatham...
Population
32,844

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,966
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Chatham Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,327.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    61.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    891
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,069.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,367.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    679
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,833
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Chatham Reviews

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Beautiful properties and houses! My neighbors are all so kind-hearted and ready to help me whenever needed. Very accessible, calm area with some bad pockets. Just a little far south of the heart of the city.
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Chatham is a community located in the south side of Chicago, IL. The neighborhood is friendly for the most part, but it does have its flaws. The includes the violence. I have lived in Chatham and have attended school in Chatham my entire life, so I have experienced the violence that has taken place in the community. There are wonderful leaders in the community that have helped to make Chatham a better place to live such as John Hannah. His activities and community outreach projects help get people put the guns down and appreciate where they are from. Overall, Chatham has some work to do, but with time and dedication anything is possible.
The neighborhood is close to the bus lines, metra, and shopping. The apartments are spacious and affordable. The neighbors are nice and friendly.