Chatom, AL 36518 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 36518: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Chatom, AL 36518

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Washington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 31.465, Longitude -88.237
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 149
  • PO Box Addresses: 572
  • Residential Addresses: 610
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 610

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Chatom, AL 36518 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,802
Daytime Population: Workers 1,385
Daytime Population: Residents 1,641
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,026
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 2,685
Population in Familes 2,303
Population in Group Qrtrs 117
Population Density2 22
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $47,232
Average Household Income $58,071
Per Capita Income $22,941


Total Housing Units 1,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 815 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 258 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 247 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $89,508
Average Home Value $126,227


Total Households 1,073
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 772
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 -0.59% -0.58%
Households -0.53% -0.55%
Families -0.71% -0.66%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.36%

Chatom, AL 36518 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36518 to the other 614 ZIP Codes 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 # 383 38th
Population Density # 465 24th
Diversity Index # 347 43rd
Median Household Income # 178 71st
Per Capita Income # 214 65th

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