West Chatham, MA Profile: Facts & Data

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West Chatham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The West Chatham Census Designated Place had a population of 1,629 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.6812 and longitude -69.9911 in Barnstable County. The formal boundaries for the West Chatham Census Designated Place 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.


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West Chatham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

West Chatham, MA Housing Affordability Index is 56
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

West Chatham, MA Wealth Index is 205
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,629
Population in Households 1,629
Population in Familes 1,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 557
Diversity Index1 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $81,190
Average Household Income $112,697
Per Capita Income $54,711
Wealth Index3 205

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,065 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 653 (31.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 145 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,268 (61.4%)
Median Home Value $789,286
Housing Affordability Index2 56
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 797
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 473
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.57% 0.92%
Households 1.43% 0.81%
Families 1.66% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 2019 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 # 208 16th
Population Density # 219 11th
Diversity Index # 194 23rd
Median Household Income # 111 55th
Per Capita Income # 49 80th

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