Chaplin, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chaplin, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Chaplin Census Designated Place had a population of 408 as of July 1, 2015. Chaplin ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chaplin is located at latitude 37.8991 and longitude -85.221 in Nelson County. The formal boundaries for the Chaplin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Nelson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 823 feet.

The Chaplin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629589) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Chaplin Census Designated Place is located within Bloomfield Division of Nelson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chaplin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chaplin: Chapline.

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Chaplin Census Designated Place, KY Boundary Map

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Chaplin, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 408
Population in Households 408
Population in Familes 345
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 295
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 183
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 25 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $87,281
Average Home Value $100,524


Median Household Income $44,357
Average Household Income $50,585
Per Capita Income $19,899
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.46% -0.1%
Households -0.31% -0.11%
Families 2.34% -0.31%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chaplin, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chaplin to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 372 29th
Population Density1 # 451 14th
Diversity Index2 # 334 36th
Median Household Income # 216 59th
Per Capita Income # 275 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.