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Chatham, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chatham had a population of 9,304 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Chatham is located at latitude 40.7407 and longitude -74.3845 in Morris County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Chatham (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Morris County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 236 feet.

The Borough of Chatham (GNIS ID: 885182) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chatham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chatham: Bonnel, Bonnell Town, John Days Bridge.

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Chatham, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,304
Population in Households 9,278
Population in Familes 8,388
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 3,980
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 3,137
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 2,445
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,400 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 737 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $753,383
Average Home Value $795,885


Median Household Income $149,587
Average Household Income $204,243
Per Capita Income $68,969
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.41%
Households 0.33% 0.3%
Families 0.31% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chatham, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatham to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 152 72nd
Population Density1 # 155 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 359 34th
Median Household Income # 21 96th
Per Capita Income # 33 94th

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