Located 11 Miles South of The Loop.

Neighborhoods include
: Chatham, East Chatham, West Chatham, West Chesterfield
Zip Codes Include: 60619, 60620

Chatham is an area of the South Side of the city. It includes the neighborhoods of Chatham, East Chatham, West Chatham and the northern portion of West Chesterfield. Its residents are overwhelmingly middle and upper income African American and it is home to former Senator Roland Burris.


Chatham has stops at 79th Street (Chatham), 83rd Street (Avalon Park), and 87th Street (Woodruff) 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 and train stops. The CTA Red Line stations at 79th Street and 87th Street also serve Chatham.


Population (2010)

• Total 31,028
• Density 10,000/sq mi (4,000/km2)

Demographics (2010)

• White 0.36%
• Black 97.2%
• Hispanic 1.00%
• Asian 0.09%
• Other 1.35%

Neighborhood Links

8th Ward& Alderman