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: 147
  • PO Box Addresses: 574
  • Residential Addresses: 610
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 610

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

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Chatom, AL 36518 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,853
Population in Households 2,735
Population in Familes 2,338
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $47,608
Average Household Income $62,527
Per Capita Income $24,558


Total Housing Units 1,319 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 860 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 230 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $91,591
Average Home Value $127,616


Total Households 1,089
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 780
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 0.14% -0.22%
Households 0.22% -0.15%
Families 0.03% -0.31%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.03%

Chatom, AL 36518 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 36518 to the other 613 ZIP Codes in Alabama 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 # 386 37th
Population Density # 475 23rd
Diversity Index # 328 47th
Median Household Income # 187 70th
Per Capita Income # 181 71st

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