All data is from the 2000 United States Census, unless otherwise noted.

Geography

County: Pittsylvania (County Seat)
Land area: 2.0 square miles
Elevation: 720 feet above sea level
Zip code: 24531
Area code: 434
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (42.9 miles, pop. 65,269).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (59.2 miles, pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (365.4 miles, pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest towns and cities: Gretna, VA (9.1 miles)
Danville, VA (16.5 miles)
Hurt, VA (19.8 miles)
Penhook, VA (20.1 miles)
Altavista, VA (21.5 miles)

Demographics

Population (year 2000): 1,338
Median age: 43.2 years
Median household income: $38,937
Median house value: $82,500
Racial Profile (self-described): White (71.5%)
Black (26.1%)
Two or more races (1.3%)
American Indian (0.7%)
Hispanic (0.6%)
Other race (0.5%)
Current Educational level: High school or higher: 67%
Bachelor's degree: 20%
Graduate or professional degree: 13%

Employment

  • Education, health, and social services: 30%
  • Manufacturing: 21%
  • Total of all other Sectors: 44%
  • Unemployed: 5%

Mean travel time to work:20.8 minutes

Climate

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average temp. (°F) 34.6 37.4 45.1 53.9 62.6 71.0 75.2 73.5 66.9 54.9 45.9 37.9
High temperature (°F) 46.4 50.6 59.0 69.0 76.4 83.5 87.2 85.8 79.9 69.6 60.0 50.3
Low temperature (°F) 22.8 24.2 31.1 38.7 48.8 58.4 63.2 61.1 53.9 40.1 31.7 25.5
Precipitation (in) 3.9 3.3 4.4 3.7 4.1 3.8 4.1 3.3 4.5 3.7 3.3 3.3
Days with precip. 11 9 11 10 12 10 11 10 8 7 9 9
Wind speed (mph) 8.4 8.5 9.0 8.8 7.3 6.5 6.1 5.8 6.2 6.6 7.5 7.6
Morning humidity (%) 73 72 73 73 81 83 85 87 88 85 79 75
Afternoon humidity (%) 54 50 48 46 52 55 57 56 57 52 52 54
Sunshine (%) 52 56 58 62 62 65 62 62 61 62 56 53
Days clear of clouds 9 8 9 9 8 8 8 9 10 13 10 10
Partly cloudy days 7 7 9 9 10 12 12 11 9 7 7 7
Cloudy days 15 13 13 12 13 10 11 11 11 11 13 14
Snowfall (in) 5.8 5.6 3.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 3.0

For more information, see City-Data.com's profile of Chatham.

Significant Differences between Chatham and Virginia state averages:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
  • Median age significantly above state average.