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West Chatham is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Chatham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,410 at the 2010 census.
West Chatham is located in the southwest part of the town of Chatham at 41°40′50″N 69°59′15″W (41.680661, -69.987547). It is bordered to the east by the Chatham CDP and to the southwest by Nantucket Sound.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the West Chatham CDP has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2). 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) of it is land, and 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2) of it (12.06%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,446 people, 706 households, and 429 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 189.9/km2 (491.5/mi2). There were 1,687 housing units at an average density of 221.5/km2 (573.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.06% White, 1.04% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 1.52% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.
There were 706 households, out of which 18.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.2% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.