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Zoning Map

The Village of Chatham has created an interactive map for viewing zoning information in detail. Please note that the zoning map is very large and may take some time to load.
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Contact Information

For more information, contact Patrick McCarthy at:

Phone (217) 483-2451




Chatham is located at the intersection of Illinois Route 4 & County Highway 50, approximately 4 miles south of exit 93 off Interstate-72 and 2 miles west of exit 88 off Interstate-55.
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Retail Trade Area

Chatham's retail trade area extends into 4 other municipalities - including Springfield!
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Traffic Counts

Route 4 runs through Chatham and brings a traffic count of over 22,000 cars a day!
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Code Enforcement/Utilities

The Village of Chatham has a code enforcement officer that oversees all residential and commercial building permits. Businesses can apply for a variance or annexation agreement if the property isn't currently zoned for business use or within the city limits. This is a simple 30 day process. There are no business permits or business licensing currently required.
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Workforce/Business Climate

Chatham consists of approximately 468 businesses. Chatham experienced 30.79% job growth from 2000 to 2010.
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Demographic Profile

Chatham is a growing community with a 2013 population estimate of 12,077. 75.9% of the population is in the work force with a median household income of $76,903. Chatham experienced a 34% increase in its population from 2000 to 2010.
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Home Ownership

With a median home value of $159,000, Chatham welcomes a variety of homeowners. 87.2% of residents own their home. Chatham residents enjoy one of the lowest property tax rates in the area.
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Chatham is known for their wonderful school district, which strongly supports academic achievement. 41% of Chatham residents have their Bachelor's degree. The Ball Chatham School District was also awarded the Bright A+ Award and Bright Star Award for academic excellence from SchoolSearch.
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Quality of Living

From the popular annual Sweet Corn Festival to the historic Lincoln's Home, there is always something to enjoy! Plus Chatham offers one of the lowest crime rates in  the area.
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Read about current Chatham business owner experiences.
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