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Chatham postcard post card - The Clyde Line S.S. Onondaga ashore on Chatham Beach, January 1907
The Clyde Line S.S. Onondaga ashore on Chatham Beach, January 1907

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Chatham is a town in Barnstable County, in the Barnstable Town metro area.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Chatham is 41.681N. The longitude is -69.96W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,625.


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Median household income
Local
$45,519
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chatham demographic reports
Chatham is at the elbow of the cape
Once a shipping, fishing and whaling center, Chatham developed as a resort in the 1870s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 15. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007.
Well-known residents have included:
· Julie Harris, actress
· Louis D. Brandeis, Supreme Court justice
· Bernard Cornwell, author
Performing arts: Monomoy Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation: Monomoy Wildlife Sanctuary
Historic sites and museums: Old Grist Mill, Old Atwood House Museum, Railroad Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Chatham residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $28,594, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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43% of Chatham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Chatham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $601.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,161.


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Libraries in Chatham include Eldredge Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Chatham include Cape Cod Chronicle, Cape Codder

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The average commute time for Chatham workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Chatham include Chatham Bars Inn, Queen Anne Inn.

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