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Chaplin, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Chaplin Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Nelson County at latitude 37.8991 and longitude -85.221. Nelson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 823 feet.

The formal official name is the Chaplin Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Chaplin, Kentucky.

The U5 Census Class Code for Chaplin indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chaplin: Chapline.

Chaplin Census Designated Place, KY Boundary Map


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Chaplin, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 403
Population in Households 403
Population in Familes 340
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 291
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 129
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $83,871
Average Home Value $96,303


Median Household Income $48,372
Average Household Income $53,373
Per Capita Income $21,256
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.86% -0.45%
Households -0.77% -0.34%
Families 2.53% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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, 2014 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 # 374 29th
Population Density1 # 453 14th
Diversity Index2 # 318 40th
Median Household Income # 170 68th
Per Capita Income # 228 57th

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