Like much of the Lower and Outer Cape regions, Chatham existed primarily as a seafaring community until the late 19th century when developers saw the economic value of Chatham as a seaside resort town appealing to a wealthy clientele.
The Town of Chatham is composed of four Census-Designated Places (CDP's):Chatham (02633), North Chatham (02650), South Chatham (02659) and West Chatham (02669).
Chatham's population is 6,138 residents, but this number significantly increases during the summer months. Unemployment across the four CDP's is 7.89% with 5.11% of Chatham residents living below the poverty line. Median-household income in Chatham is $71,148. Median-household income in West Chatham ($100,109) nearly doubles that of of South Chatham ($51,33). There is 86.45% homeownership in Chatham with median-value of owner occuppied housing at $552.975.
View items related to: