Chatham

The town boasts pristine beaches, including Lighthouse Beach, which is adjacent to the historic Chatham Lighthouse dating back to the 19th century.

Welcome to Chatham

Chatham, a charming town located at the southeastern end of Cape Cod, (also called the elbow’) offers a perfect destination for nature lovers and history enthusiasts. The town boasts pristine beaches, including Lighthouse Beach, which is adjacent to the historic Chatham Lighthouse dating back to the 19th century. Visitors can also explore the Chatham Railroad Museum, which showcases model trains and train artifacts within a restored depot dating back to 1887.
 
For those who love nature, the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, located south of Chatham, offers a vast habitat for a variety of migratory birds. The refuge's scenic landscapes and diverse wildlife make it an ideal spot for birdwatching, hiking, and wildlife photography. In addition to its natural beauty, Chatham's vibrant community is filled with charming shops, restaurants, and galleries, making it a perfect destination for a day trip or a longer stay. Visit Chatham to experience its rich history, natural beauty, and welcoming community, and create unforgettable memories.

Overview for Chatham, MA

6,554 people live in Chatham, where the median age is 61 and the average individual income is $68,056. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,554

Total Population

61 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$68,056

Average individual Income

Around Chatham, MA

There's plenty to do around Chatham, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

7
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
26
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Shop Ahoy Liquor Store, Branches Grill and Cafe, and Public Cafe.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 1.21 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.83 miles 137 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 1.61 miles 140 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Shopping 4.79 miles 14 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Active 2.25 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.58 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Chatham, MA

Chatham has 3,164 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Chatham do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 6,554 people call Chatham home. The population density is 598.904 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

6,554

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

61

Median Age

51.1 / 48.9%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,164

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$68,056

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Chatham, MA

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Primary Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Chatham. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Chatham Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
2/5
Monomoy Regional Middle School
PUBLIC
5th - 7th
4/5
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