Chatham Columbia County, New York

Chatham: Town in Columbia County, New York, United States


Chatham is a town located in the county of Columbia in the U.S. state of New York. Its population at the 2010 census was 4,128 and a population density of 77 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 3,819 inhabitants.

The town was created 227 years ago in 1794.

Chatham Quick Facts

Population : 3,819 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Columbia County
Postal code : 12037
Phone Area Codes : 518
Area : 53.54 km2
Altitude : 240 feet / 73 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1795 (227 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 18:19:43 (27th May 2022)
Density : 71 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -8.09% (2010-2020)
Chatham locator map
Location of Chatham on New York map.
Old Parsonage  Old Chatham 'Columbia County  New York' 'retouched' image
Old Parsonage Old Chatham 'Columbia County New York' 'retouched'
Old Parsonage  Old Chatham 'Columbia County  New York' 'retouched' image


Chatham is located at 42°21'51"N 73°35'41"W (42.3642500, -73.5948400).

Chatham map


According to census records, the population of Chatham decreased by 8.09% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,128 - census
2011 4,099 -0.71% estimation process
2012 4,092 -0.17% estimation process
2013 4,068 -0.59% estimation process
2014 4,040 -0.69% estimation process
2015 3,997 -1.08% estimation process
2016 3,948 -1.24% estimation process
2017 3,899 -1.26% estimation process
2018 3,858 -1.06% estimation process
2019 3,832 -0.68% estimation process
2020 3,819 -0.34% estimation process

Chatham zip code is 12037. County name: Columbia, County fips: 36021

Chatham, Chatham Four Corners, Groat's Corners, Groats Corners

People born in Chatham (13)

People born in Chatham, including actress and model Kristine DeBell, botanist Amos Eaton, politician Nathaniel P. Tallmadge, .


  • Marguerite Chapman (American actress (1918-1999)) she was born in 09/03/1918
  • Edward G. Wilbor (American politician) he was born in 10/09/1807
  • Henry A. Van Alstyne (American civil engineer) he was born in 09/10/1869
  • William Coffin Coleman (Founder of Coleman Company; mayor of Wichita, Kansas) he was born in 21/05/1870
  • William P. Lyon (American politician) he was born in 22/10/1822
  • Zeth Wheeler he was born in 18/05/1838
  • Harrison Clark (Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 10/04/1842
  • Lillian Shadic (baseball player (1929-2017)) she was born in 14/06/1929
  • Ario Pardee (US engineer, coal baron and philanthropist) he was born in 19/11/1810
  • Tom Buckley he was born in 02/01/1928

Schools in Chatham

College & universities near Chatham, NY

Code Name City ZIP
164775 Berkshire Community College Pittsfield (MA) 01201-5786

Stations (21)

Amtrak & bus stations near Chatham, NY

Code Name Address Type
HUD Hudson 69 South Front St. RAIL
PIT Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center 1 Columbus Avenue RAIL
ALB Albany–Rensselaer 525 East St. RAIL
RHI Rhinecliff–Kingston station Hutton and Charles Sts. RAIL
SDY Schenectady 332 Erie Blvd. RAIL

Post offices near Chatham

Post Office Name City ZIP
Chatham Post Office Chatham (NY) 12037

Other places with the same name (10)

Other cities in Columbia County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Columbia County , NY. (more)

City Name Population Title
Hudson 6,017 City in New York, USA
Claverack 5,648 Town in New York
Ghent 5,083 Town in New York state
Livingston 3,458 Town in New York, USA
Copake 3,405 City in Columbia County, New York, United States of America
Stockport 2,620 Town in New York, USA
New Lebanon 2,159 Town in New York
Lorenz Park 2,053 Census-designated place in Columbia County, New York
Clermont 1,873 Town in New York
Valatie 1,853 City in Columbia County, New York, United States of America
Stuyvesant 1,847 Town in New York
Hillsdale 1,813 Town in Columbia County, New York, United States
Canaan 1,607 City in Columbia County, New York, United States of America
Austerlitz 1,587 Town in New York
Ancram 1,495 Town in New York
Stottville 1,375 Census designated place

Distance to Other Cities

Chatham distances to largest New York cities