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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.
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.
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.
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
Median rent in Chatham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,069.
Libraries in Chatham include Chatham Public Library, Mary E. Dardess Elementary School Library ... View libraries
Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chatham political report.
The average commute time for Chatham workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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