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Chatham is a township in Sangamon County, in the Springfield metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Chatham. For links to other places called Chatham, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Chatham is 39.653N. The longitude is -89.755W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,019.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chatham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sangamon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62661 ZIP code.
30% of Chatham residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chatham ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chatham was $21,650, compared with $21,587 nationally.
30% of Chatham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chatham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $490. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $949.
Sangamon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chatham political report.
The average commute time for Chatham workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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