West Chatham, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Chatham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Chatham Census Designated Place had a population of 1,454 as of July 1, 2016. West Chatham ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for West Chatham is located at latitude 41.681 and longitude -69.9926 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the West Chatham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.4 sq. miles. Barnstable County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The West Chatham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378035) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The West Chatham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Chatham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Barnstable County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Chatham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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West Chatham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,454
Population in Households 1,454
Population in Familes 1,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 504
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 717
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 426
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 557 (30.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 ( 8.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,139 (61.4%)
Median Home Value $620,629
Average Home Value $707,841


Median Household Income $66,497
Average Household Income $102,483
Per Capita Income $50,419
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.44%
Households 0.41% 0.44%
Families 0.77% 0.37%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

West Chatham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Chatham to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 213 14th
Population Density1 # 226 9th
Diversity Index2 # 191 22nd
Median Household Income # 135 46th
Per Capita Income # 43 83rd

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