Chatom, Alabama

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Chatom, Alabama

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High Points

Chatom strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Alabama):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Chatom Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Chatom Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Chatom Affordability of Rents
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 19% Chatom College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Chatom, Alabama

Comparing Chatom to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Alabama (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 6
Senior Citizens 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Age of the Population 3 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 6
Portion of People Married 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
Median Family Income 6 8
People in Middle Class or Better 4 6
People Above Poverty 2 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 8 10
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 3 4
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Affordability of Rents 10 9
Housing Recently Built 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 8 8
Low Property Crime 7 8

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Chatom Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles N of Mobile, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 150 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 36518
Phone Area Codes 251
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.465
Longitude -88.254

Chatom Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHATOM
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 60 F
Apr Temp 51 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 80 F
Annual Precip 63.9 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 59.9 inches
Distance 39.8 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 59 F
Apr Temp 50 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 79 F
Annual Precip 59.7 inches
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Chatom Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,193 100%
Male 544 45.6%
Female 649 54.4%
Under 18 333 27.9%
18+ 860 72.1%
65+ 237 19.9%
Median Age 35.2
Average Family Size 3.1
White 802 67.2%
African-American 383 32.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.5%

Estimated Chatom Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,178
Growth -15
Growth % -1.3%

Chatom Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.2%
US/American 32%
English 8.9%
Irish 6.6%
German 5%
Scotch-Irish 3.8%
European 1.8%
Norwegian 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
African 0.7%
Dutch 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Chatom 1,193 $41,563
Coffeeville 360 $33,125
Jackson 5,419 $45,516
McIntosh 244 $39,167
Millry 615 $32,500
Silas 529 $25,833

Chatom Public Libraries

Washington County Public Library
Chatom, Alabama
(251) 847-2097

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Chatom Hospitals

(Government - Local)
(251) 847-2223
Emergency Service: Yes

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Chatom High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

A Title I School.
Serves 609 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

A Vocational School

Chatom Colleges

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