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Encyclopedia > Chatham, Massachusetts
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Chatham is a town located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, Barnstable County being coextensive with Cape Cod. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 6,625. Image File history File links Courtesy of the Town of Chatham, MA. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Courtesy of the Town of Chatham, MA. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Barnstable County is a county located in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. ... Cape Cod and the Massachusetts and Rhode Island coastline Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay from space, April 1997. ...


For geographic and demographic information on specific parts of the town of Chatham, please see the articles on Chatham (CDP) and West Chatham. Chatham is a census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Chatham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ... West Chatham is a census-designated place and part of the town of Chatham located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts. ...

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History

Chatham was first settled by Europeans in 1665 and was officially incorporated in 1712. Native American tribes that had settled in the area prior to European immigrants include the Nauset, specifically the Manomoy or Monomoy people. Manamoyik was a Nauset village located near present-day Chatham. Chatham is the most retarted town in the history of the world. Everyone ther is either a huge gossip or a damn poser. Events March 4 - Start of the Second Anglo-Dutch War. ... // Events Treaty of Aargau signed between Catholic and Protestants. ... The Nauset Indian tribe were the original inhabitants of the Cape Cod peninsula, in Massachusetts. ... This 8-mile long spit of sand extending southwest from the Chatham mainland was once owned by Chatham property owners. ...

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Sunrise seen over the Atlantic from the Chatham beach. Also visible are offshore barrier sand islands
Sunrise seen over the Atlantic from the Chatham beach. Also visible are offshore barrier sand islands

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1261x937, 105 KB) Summary Sunrise as seen over the Atlantic ocean from Chatham, MA, USA. Taken Oct 2003, by me, User Debivort. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1261x937, 105 KB) Summary Sunrise as seen over the Atlantic ocean from Chatham, MA, USA. Taken Oct 2003, by me, User Debivort. ...

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 63.2 km² (24.4 mi²). 42.0 km² (16.2 mi²) of it is land and 21.2 km² (8.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 33.55% water.
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Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,625 people, 3,160 households, and 1,886 families residing in the town. The population density was 157.7/km² (408.4/mi²). There were 6,743 housing units at an average density of 160.5/km² (415.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.03% White, 1.77% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


During the summer months (generally Memorial Day through Labor Day), the population of the town triples to approximately 20,000, not counting the additional transient tourist population hosted by the town's many hotels, inns, motels, and bed & breakfasts. While the tourist industry is very strong in Chatham, fishing still represents the town's main industry.


There were 3,160 households out of which 15.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.00 and the average family size was 2.52. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the town the population was spread out with 13.3% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 19.8% from 25 to 44, 28.2% from 45 to 64, and 34.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.


The local K-12 school system is comprised of approximately 700 students, making for average high school grade sizes between 30-40 students.


The median income for a household in the town was $45,519, and the median income for a family was $56,750. Males had a median income of $41,064 versus $30,365 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,594. 4.8% of the population and 1.9% of families were below the poverty line. 5.1% of those under the age of 18 and 3.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population living in poverty The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Notable Natives

Chatham is the birthplace of six-time U.S. champion and 1996 world champion figure skater Todd Eldredge, considered by many to be one of the finest male figure skaters ever. While Todd now resides outside of Detroit, Michigan, his family still lives in Chatham. Actress Julie Harris is a long time resident, as is author Bernard Cornwell, filmmaker Christopher Seufert, actor Franklin Cover (The Jeffersons), artist Bob Staake, and newscaster Jack Hynes. Todd James Eldredge (born August 28, 1971 in Chatham, Massachusetts) is an American figure skater. ... Nickname: Motor City Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (Latin for, We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes) Official website: www. ... Bob Staake is a cartoonist and illustrator. ...


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Town of Chatham, MA - About Chatham (1117 words)
Chatham, Massachusetts is located at the southeast tip of Cape Cod.
The Red River is the boundary on the west and the Muddy Creek (or Monomoy River) on the northwest.
Chatham was incorporated in 1712 and quickly organized school districts and church leadership.
West Chatham, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (408 words)
West Chatham is a census-designated place and part of the town of Chatham located in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
In West Chatham the population is spread out with 14.9% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 26.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in West Chatham is $42,300, and the median income for a family was $56,250.
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