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Chatom, Alabama

Chatom is a town located in Washington County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 1,193. The city is the county seat of Washington County6.

Geography Chatom is located at 31°27'42" North, 88°14'53" West (31.461656, -88.248051)1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.2 km² (10.9 mi²). 28.2 km² (10.9 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,193 people, 449 households, and 308 families residing in the town. The population density is 42.3/km² (109.7/mi²). There are 523 housing units at an average density of 18.6/km² (48.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 67.23% White, 32.10% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. 0.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 449 households out of which 38.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% are married couples living together, 18.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% are non-families. 28.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 3.10.

In the town the population is spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 83.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town is $31,319, and the median income for a family is $41,563. Males have a median income of $36,518 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,650. 23.5% of the population and 17.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 34.4% are under the age of 18 and 20.9% are 65 or older.

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