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Chatom, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Chatom had a population of 1,034 as of July 1, 2022. Chatom ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chatom is located at latitude 31.4652 and longitude -88.2545 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chatom encompass a land area of 10.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 187 feet.

The Town of Chatom has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Chatom is located within Chatom Division of Washington County.

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Chatom, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,034 (100%)
Population in Households 971 (93.9%)
Population in Families 829 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 63 ( 6.1%)
Population Density 96
Diversity Index2 41


Median Household Income $50,735
Average Household Income $70,702
% of Income for Mortgage4 17%
Per Capita Income $28,253
Wealth Index5 49


Total HU (Housing Units) 458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (28.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $165,217
Average Home Value $179,793
Housing Affordability Index3 160


Total Households 396
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 285
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -2.87% -0.75%
Households -1.10% -0.46%
Families   -0.50%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   4.66%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.23%

Chatom, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatom to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 303 49th
Population Density # 467 21st
Median Household Income # 283 52nd
Housing Affordability Index # 217 37th
Per Capita Income # 283 52nd
Diversity Index # 287 52nd

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