Chatham, Chicago

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Community Area 44 - Chatham
West Chatham Bungalow Historic District
West Chatham Bungalow Historic District
Location within the city of Chicago
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°44′24″N 87°36′42″W / 41.74000°N 87.61167°W / 41.74000; -87.61167Coordinates: 41°44′24″N 87°36′42″W / 41.74000°N 87.61167°W / 41.74000; -87.61167
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.92 sq mi (7.56 km2)
 • Total31,392[1]
Demographics 2015[1]
 • White1.24%
 • Black96.61%
 • Hispanic0.91%
 • Asian0.35%
 • Other0.89%
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
60619, parts of 60620
Area code(s)773, 872
Median household income$32,222[1]
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Chatham is one of the 77 community areas of the city of Chicago, Illinois. It is located on the city's South Side. It includes the neighborhoods of Chatham-Avalon, Chatham Club, Chesterfield, East Chatham, West Chatham and the northern portion of West Chesterfield. Its residents are predominantly African American, and it is home to former Senator Roland Burris. Housing many city employees and other officials, Chatham has been a central area for Chicago's middle-class African Americans since the late 1950s.[2]


In the 1990 census Chatham was found to be 1.0% White, 98.7% Black, 0.5% Hispanic, 0.1% Asian and 0.3% other.[3]

In the 2000 census Chatham was found to be 0.32% White, 98.0% Black, 0.59% Hispanic, 0.06% Asian and 1.00% other. The median income was $37,809.[4]


Chatham has stops at 79th Street (Chatham), 83rd Street (Avalon Park), and 87th Street (Woodruff) on Metra's Metra Electric commuter rail line, which provides daily service between downtown Chicago at Millennium Station and the southern destinations of University Park and Blue Island, as well as many CTA bus and train stops. The CTA Red Line stations at 79th and 87th also serve Chatham.


Lenart Regional Gifted Center. School Entrance

Chicago Public Schools operates public schools serving Chatham. The following schools serve students from the Chatham neighborhood.[5]

Secondary Schools

Primary Schools


  1. ^ a b c "Community Data Snapshot - Chatham" (PDF). MetroPulse. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "Chatham". Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  3. ^ Encyclopedia of Chicago, "Chatham", Available online at, Cited September 29, 2009
  4. ^ U.S. Census, Record Information Services.
  5. ^ | Chicago Public Schools' Search

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