Chatham has the 2244th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 6.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Chatham is part of the Springfield metro area. Unemployment in the Springfield area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is is staying the same. Springfield has the 198th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Chatham is below average at $48,800, and the median cost of a home in Chatham is $166,100, which is below the national average. 44% of workers in Chatham hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 98% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Chatham. 82% of Chatham workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Chatham spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.