Welcome to the
Chatham Experience

Chatham, which has been making history since 1777, is affectionately called the "Prettiest Little Town in Southside Virginia."

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All About the Town

Chatham maintains a proud community of residents. Its colorful history and heritage lure many away from other parts of the country.

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Welcome to the Chatham Experience
Chatham, which has been making history since 1777, is affectionately called the "Prettiest Little Town in Southside Virginia." Travelers on U.S. Highway 29 exit onto Business 29, which turns into our Historic Main Street. Magnificent Victorian houses with beautifully manicured lawns set back among the trees delight the eye.
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All Chatham, Virginia data is from City-Data.Com based in information from United States Census Bureau, unless otherwise noted.

 

Geography

County: Pittsylvania (County Seat)
Land area: 87.4 square miles (2020)
Elevation: 720 feet above sea level
Zip code: 24531
Area code: 434
   
Nearest city w/pop. 50,000+: Lynchburg, VA (41.9 miles, pop. 65,269, 2019).
Nearest city w/pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (56.7 miles, pop. 223,891, 2019).
Nearest city w/pop. 1,000,000+: D.C. Metro (365.4 miles).
   
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: 1,427 (2019)
Median age: 43.8 years (2019)
Median household income: $51,505 (2019)
Median house value: $146,356 (2019)
Racial Profile (self-described, 2019):

White Alone 72.3%
Black Alone 14.7%
Hispanic 8.5%
Two or More Races 3.0%
Asian Alone .8%

Educational Level, 25 & Older, (2019): High school or higher: 86%
Bachelor's degree: 34.4%
Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%

 

Employment

  • Educational Services: 21.8%
  • Health Care: 6.7%
  • Construction: 6.2%
  • Wood Products: 4.4%
  • Public Administration: 4.2%
  • Accomodation & Food Services: 3.9%
  • Metal & Metal Products: 3.5%

Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

 

Chatham Compared to Virginia State Averages

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

  • Median House Value below state average. (2019)
  • Unemployed Percentage below state average. (2019)
  • Median Age significantly above state average. (2019)
  • House Age significantly above state average. (2019)