Chatom, Alabama

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Chatom, Alabama
Town
Town of Chatom
The Washington County Courthouse in September 2007
The Washington County Courthouse in September 2007
Location in Washington County and the state of Alabama
Location in Washington County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°27′41″N 88°14′52″W / 31.46139°N 88.24778°W / 31.46139; -88.24778Coordinates: 31°27′41″N 88°14′52″W / 31.46139°N 88.24778°W / 31.46139; -88.24778
Country United States of America
State Alabama
County Washington
Area
 • Total 10.9 sq mi (28.2 km2)
 • Land 10.9 sq mi (28.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 210 ft (64 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,193
 • Density 109.4/sq mi (42.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36518
Area code(s) 251
FIPS code 01-14008
GNIS feature ID 0115982
Website http://www.chatom.org/

Chatom is a town in Washington County, Alabama. The town's population was 1,193 as of the 2000 United States Census. Chatham is the county seat of Washington County.[1]

Geography[edit]

Chatom is located at 31°27′42″N 88°14′53″W / 31.461656°N 88.248051°W / 31.461656; -88.248051.[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.9 square miles (28 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,193 people, 449 households, and 308 families residing in the town. The population density was 109.7 people per square mile (42.3/km2). There were 523 housing units at an average density of 48.1 per square mile (18.6/km2). The ethnic makeup of the town was 67.23% White, 32.10% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.08% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 449 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 18.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $31,319, and the median income for a family was $41,563. Males had a median income of $36,518 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,650. About 17.3% of families and 23.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.4% of those under age 18 and 20.9% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Chatom has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. [4]

Climate data for Chatom, Alabama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16
(60)
18
(65)
22
(72)
26
(79)
30
(86)
33
(91)
34
(93)
33
(92)
31
(88)
27
(80)
21
(70)
17
(62)
25.7
(78.2)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(36)
3
(38)
7
(44)
11
(52)
16
(60)
19
(66)
21
(69)
20
(68)
18
(64)
11
(52)
6
(43)
3
(37)
11.4
(52.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 140
(5.5)
140
(5.5)
157
(6.2)
124
(4.9)
130
(5)
124
(4.9)
160
(6.3)
122
(4.8)
117
(4.6)
84
(3.3)
109
(4.3)
147
(5.8)
1,554
(61.1)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

Notable natives[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Chatom, Alabama
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on November 7, 2013.