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Chatham is a village in Columbia County, in the Hudson metro area.

The community was named for William Pitt, Lord Chatham
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Chatham. For links to other places called Chatham, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Chatham is 42.364N. The longitude is -73.595W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 463 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,787.


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Median household income
Local
$39,063
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chatham demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Chatham Four Corners
· Groat's Corners
Dutch settlers built mills along the Kinderhook Creek in the 1700s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Columbia County Fair - Aug. 29-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Film Columbia - Oct. 18-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chatham web sites and events links in the sections below.
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chatham demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia 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 12037 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Chatham residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $19,476, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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

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Historic districts in Chatham include Riders Mills Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Chatham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,069.


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Libraries in Chatham include Chatham Public Library, Mary E. Dardess Elementary School Library ... View libraries

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Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chatham political report.

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The average commute time for Chatham workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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