Chatom is a town in and the county seat of Washington County, Alabama. It has a total area of 10.9 square miles, all of which is land.
Manufacturing, transport, retail trade, agriculture and related activities are the major local industries. The town has one elementary and one high school. Roy Wilcox Airport and Hawthorn Pines Airport are the two local airports. The closest hospital is the Jackson Medical Center, located about 26 miles away in Jackson. Chatom's cost of living is 16.30% lower than the country average, making living here comparatively cheaper.
The town gets about 61 inches of rain annually, with about 93 days having measurable precipitation. Snowfall is about an inch annually.