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Barnstable County, Massachusetts

02633, 02669, 02659, 02650

Page Contents for Chatham, Massachusetts

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Chatham is approximately 6,500 (1997), 1421 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,587 (1990), 779 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chatham is 2.7 sq. miles.
The distance from Chatham to Washington DC is 431 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 72 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chatham is positioned 41.67 degrees north of the equator and 69.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Chatham elevation is 46 feet above sea level.
Chatham median income is $ 53,900 (2005).
The Chatham median home price is $ 613,500 (2005).


in the Cape Cod area of southeastern Massachusetts about 52 miles from Plymouth and about 89 miles from Boston. Other nearby communities include West Chatham, East Harwich, Harwich Port, Harwich Center, Harwich and Orleans.
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mild with cool summers and mild winters.
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seasonal with all four seasons represented. Bad winter storms tend to leave most of the snow on the mainland and temperatures are usually slightly warmer here than inland areas. Summers have an average temperature of about 70 degrees with some fog.
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History & History Related Items

Chatham was first settled in 1656 by a small group of Pilgrims. Many of the original families descendents still live in the area. Though deep sea and shell fishing dominate the economy today, Chatham was originally a farming community. Chatham has about seventeen square miles in its township.

Here is a history page for Chatham.
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Chatham has a number of beaches within the township. Some of them are: Cockle Cove, Forest and Pleasant Street in South Chatham, Hardings, Ridgevale and Schoolhouse Pond in West Chatham, South and Oyster Pond in Chatham and Pleasant Bay (Jackknife) in North Chatham. Each has separate hours and visiting requirements. Please call 508-945-5158 for more information.

Museums in Chatham.
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Chatham City Government

Chatham is a town with a town meeting type of Government. There is a Town Manager and board of five Selectmen.

Chatham Chamber

Chatham Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 793
2377 Main St.
Chatham, MA 02659
Phone: 508-945-5199
Toll-free: 800-715-5567

Chatham Organizations

Chatham Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 793
2377 Main St.
Chatham, MA 02659
Phone: 508-945-5199
Toll-free: 800-715-5567

Chatham Libraries

Eldredge Public Library
564 Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633
Phone: 508-945-5170

Chatham Schools

Chatham Public Schools
425 Crowell Road
Chatham, MA 02633
Phone: 508-945-5130 Chatham


The population of Chatham was:
1997 - 6,500
2000 - 6,625
2005 - 6,832
Median house value:
1997 - $ 217,500
2000 - $ 273,900
2005 - $ 613,500

Median household income:
2000 - $ 45,519
2005 - $ 53,900

Median age:
2000 - 53.9 years

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