Chatham County Information

Chatham in Georgia occupies 632 square miles and has a 2006 population of 241,411, a change from a 2000 population of 232,347 and 216,774 in 1990. 15.5% percent of the population is between the ages of 15 and 24, 14.3% percent is 25-35, and 13.6% percent of the population is 35 to 44.

There were 1,576 acts of violent crime reported in Chatham in 2004, a change from 1,948 reports of violent crime in 2000.

The unemployed population in 2006 was 5,247 people: 4% percent. This was a change from the unemployment rate in 2000 of 3.5%.

Read more about Chatham, Georgia in the Wikipedia entry.

General Information
CountyChatham 
StateGeorgia 
Land Area632 sq. milesRanked 1,635 of 3,140
Population 2006241,411Ranked 253 of 3,140
Population 2005238,039 
Population 2000232,347Ranked 248 of 3,140
Population 1990216,774Ranked 230 of 3,140
Race BreakdownPercentage
Caucasion55.1% 
African American41.3% 
Asian American2.1% 
Native American.3% 
Pacific Islander.1% 
Age BreakdownPercentage
Population Under 57.6% 
Population 5 to 1413.4% 
Population 15 to 2415.5% 
Population 25 to 3414.3% 
Population 35 to 4413.6% 
Population 45 to 5413.2% 
Population 55 to 649.8% 
Population 65 to 746.5% 
Population 75 and up6.1% 
Crime Counts20042000
Total Violent Crimes1,5761,948
Murders / Manslaughters26 
Forcible Rapes81 
Robberies741 
Aggravated Assaults728 
Total Property Crimes13,37513,941
Burglaries2,809 
Larceny Thefts8,987 
Motor Vehicle Thefts1,579 
Employment Data20062000
Labor Population130,632112,074
Unemployed Population5,2473,916
Unemployment Rate4%3.5%

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