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Chatham, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Chatham had a population of 9,162 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Chatham, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,162
Daytime Population: Workers 3,497
Daytime Population: Residents 4,881
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,378
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 9,136
Population in Familes 8,271
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density2 3,919
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $158,539
Average Household Income $217,130
Per Capita Income $72,886


Total Housing Units 3,241 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,345 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 726 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 170 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $794,144
Average Home Value $817,644


Total Households 3,071
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 2,396
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.2%
Households -0.01% 0.07%
Families -0.01% 0.07%
Median Household Income   0.93%
Per Capita Income   1.67%

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, 2017 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 # 153 72nd
Population Density # 163 70th
Diversity Index # 360 34th
Median Household Income # 21 96th
Per Capita Income # 28 95th

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