Chaplin, Connecticut

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Chaplin, Connecticut
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Goodell Lincoln General Store
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Windham County Connecticut incorporated and unincorporated areas Chaplin highlighted.svg
Location in Windham County and the state of Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°48′N72°8′W / 41.800°N 72.133°W / 41.800; -72.133 Coordinates: 41°48′N72°8′W / 41.800°N 72.133°W / 41.800; -72.133
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA None
RegionWindham Region
Incorporated1822
Government
  Type Selectman-town meeting
  First selectmanWilliam H. Rose, IV (R)
  SelectmanJohn A. Smith (R)
  SelectmanIrene Schein (D)
Area
  Total19.6 sq mi (50.8 km2)
  Land19.4 sq mi (50.3 km2)
  Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation
390 ft (119 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total2,305
  Density118/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
06235
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-13810
GNIS feature ID0213405
Website chaplinct.org

Chaplin is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. The town was named for Deacon Benjamin Chaplin, an early settler. [1] The population was 2,305 at the 2010 census.

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Points of interest

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.6 square miles (51 km2), of which, 19.4 square miles (50 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.66%) is water.

Principal communities

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1850 796
1860 781−1.9%
1870 704−9.9%
1880 627−10.9%
1890 542−13.6%
1900 529−2.4%
1910 435−17.8%
1920 385−11.5%
1930 4147.5%
1940 48918.1%
1950 71245.6%
1960 1,23072.8%
1970 1,62131.8%
1980 1,79310.6%
1990 2,04814.2%
2000 2,2509.9%
2010 2,3052.4%
Est. 20142,262 [3] −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]

As of the census [5] of 2000, there were 2,250 people, 858 households, and 614 families living in the town. The population density was 115.8 people per square mile (44.7/km²). There were 897 housing units at an average density of 46.2 per square mile (17.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.29% White, 0.71% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 858 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $51,602, and the median income for a family was $55,263. Males had a median income of $39,300 versus $30,430 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,101. About 2.9% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Voter registration and party enrollment as of October 25, 2005 [6]
PartyActive votersInactive votersTotal votersPercentage
Republican 390839826.82%
Democratic 3621437625.34%
Unaffiliated6594069947.10%
Minor parties83110.74%
Total1,419651,484100%

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