Chaplin, Connecticut

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Chaplin, Connecticut
Town
Official seal of Chaplin, Connecticut
Seal
Location in Windham County and the state of Connecticut.
Location in Windham County and the state of Connecticut.
Coordinates: 41°48′N 72°8′W / 41.800°N 72.133°W / 41.800; -72.133Coordinates: 41°48′N 72°8′W / 41.800°N 72.133°W / 41.800; -72.133
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA None
Region Windham Region
Incorporated 1822
Government
 • Type Selectman-town meeting
 • First selectman William H. Rose, IV
Area
 • Total 19.6 sq mi (50.8 km2)
 • Land 19.4 sq mi (50.3 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 390 ft (119 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,305
 • Density 118/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06235
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-13810
GNIS feature ID 0213405
Website http://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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Geography[edit]

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) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.66%) is water.

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Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,250 people, 858 households, and 614 families residing 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 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[3]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Republican 390 8 398 26.82%
  Democratic 362 14 376 25.34%
  Unaffiliated 659 40 699 47.10%
  Minor Parties 8 3 11 0.74%
Total 1,419 65 1,484 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile for Chaplin, Connecticut". ePodunk. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005" (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Archived from the original on 2006-09-23. Retrieved 2006-10-02. 

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