Chatham, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Chatham, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chatham had a population of 9,098 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Chatham is located at latitude 40.7409 and longitude -74.3838 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.

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

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Chatham, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 9,098
Population in Households 9,073
Population in Familes 8,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 3,892
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $166,758
Average Household Income $226,944
Per Capita Income $76,034


Total Housing Units 3,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,351 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 693 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $811,954
Average Home Value $876,563


Total Households 3,044
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 2,372
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.18% 0.1%
Households -0.11% -0.05%
Families -0.13% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.07%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

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, 2018 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 # 157 71st
Population Density # 167 70th
Diversity Index # 359 34th
Median Household Income # 20 97th
Per Capita Income # 31 94th

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