Chatham County GA Information


Chatham County Subdivisions

Chatham County GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 287,247
Population in Households 273,151
Population in Familes 211,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,096
Population Density1 674
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 110,193
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 68,308
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 127,991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59,043 (46.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 51,150 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,798 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $186,238
Average Home Value $267,852


Median Household Income $46,220
Average Household Income $66,412
Per Capita Income $26,730
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 1.31%
Households 1.08% 1.24%
Families 0.89% 1.12%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.


Chatham County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chatham County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia 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 # 5 97th
Population Density1 # 11 94th
Diversity Index2 # 25 84th
Median Household Income # 37 77th
Per Capita Income # 17 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.