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The Chaplin Census Designated Place had a population of 416 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chaplin: Chapline.

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Chaplin, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 416
Daytime Population: Workers 53
Daytime Population: Residents 205
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 258
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 416
Population in Familes 351
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 301
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $39,341
Average Household Income $48,123
Per Capita Income $18,771


Total Housing Units 208 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 38 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $121,552
Average Home Value $123,288


Total Households 184
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.07% 0.05%
Households -0.15% 0.11%
Families 1.69% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Chaplin, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chaplin to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 371 31st
Population Density # 454 16th
Diversity Index # 340 38th
Median Household Income # 302 44th
Per Capita Income # 413 24th

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