Chatham, Chicago
—  Community area  —
Community Area 44 - Chatham
Location within the city of Chicago
Coordinates: 41°44′24″N 87°36′42″W / 41.74°N 87.61167°W / 41.74; -87.61167Coordinates: 41°44′24″N 87°36′42″W / 41.74°N 87.61167°W / 41.74; -87.61167
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook
City Chicago
 - Total 3 sq mi (7.69 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 37,275
 - Density 12,554.2/sq mi (4,847.2/km2)
  population up 1.35% from 1990
 - White 0.32%
 - Black 98.0%
 - Hispanic 0.59%
 - Asian 0.06%
 - Other 1.00%
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Codes 60619, parts of 60620
Area code(s) 773, 872
Median income $37,809
Source: U.S. Census, Record Information Services

Chatham, located on the south side, is one of the 77 official community areas of South Side of the city of Chicago, Illinois. It includes the neighborhoods of Chatham and West Chesterfield. Its residents are overwhelmingly middle and upper income African American and it is home to former Senator Roland Burris.



In the 1990 census Chatham was found to be 1.0% White, 98.7% Black, 0.5% Hispanic, 0.1% Asian and 0.3% other.[1]

In the 2000 census Chatham was found to be 0.32% White, 98.0% Black, 0.59% Hispanic, 0.06% Asian and 1.00% other. The median income was $37,809.[2]


Chatham has a stop on Metra's Metra Electric commuter rail line, which provides daily service between downtown Chicago at Millennium Station and the southern destinations of University Park and Blue Island. As well as many CTA Bus Stops and trains.

Schools in Chatham

Lenart Regional Gifted Center. School Entrance

The following schools serve students from the Chatham neighborhood. [3]

-Secondary Schools-

-Primary Schools-

  • Arthur R Ashe Elementary School
  • Arthur Dixon Elementary School
  • James E McDade Elementary Classical School
  • Jane A Neil Elementary School
  • John T Pirie Fine Arts & Academic Center ES
  • Oliver S Westcott Elementary School
  • Ted Lenart Regional Gifted Center


  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Chicago, "Chatham", Available online at, Cited September 29, 2009
  2. ^ U.S. Census, Record Information Services.
  3. ^ | Chicago Public Schools' Search

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