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Chatom, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Chatom had a population of 1,206 as of July 1, 2017. 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 31.4691 and longitude -88.246 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Chatom (see map below) 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 (GNIS ID: 2406259) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chatom population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Chatom, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,206
Daytime Population: Workers 1,208
Daytime Population: Residents 691
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,899
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.57
Population in Households 1,133
Population in Familes 971
Population in Group Qrtrs 73
Population Density2 113
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $47,723
Average Household Income $61,998
Per Capita Income $23,932


Total Housing Units 524 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 300 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 126 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 98 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $107,813
Average Home Value $142,500


Total Households 426
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 308
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 -0.9% -0.72%
Households -0.99% -0.76%
Families -0.78% -0.86%
Median Household Income   0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.35%

Chatom, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatom to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama 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 # 285 51st
Population Density # 443 24th
Diversity Index # 305 48th
Median Household Income # 146 75th
Per Capita Income # 153 74th

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