Chipley, Florida

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Chipley, Florida
Washington County Courthouse
Motto: "Proud Heritage, Bright Future"
Location in Washington County and the state of Florida
Location in Washington County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°46′45″N 85°32′21″W / 30.77917°N 85.53917°W / 30.77917; -85.53917Coordinates: 30°46′45″N 85°32′21″W / 30.77917°N 85.53917°W / 30.77917; -85.53917
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Washington
Founded 1882
 • Mayor Lee Dell Kennedy
 • City Council Consisting of 4 Wards
 • Total 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 119 ft (36 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,605
 • Density 872.5/sq mi (336.6/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32428
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-11975[1]
GNIS feature ID 0280398[2]

Chipley is a city in Washington County, Florida, United States. Its population was 3,605 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. According to the United States Census Bureau estimates of 2005, the city had a population of about 3,682. [1] Chipley is the county seat of Washington County.

Originally called "Orange", the city was renamed Chipley in 1882, for the railroad businessman and Florida state senator William Dudley Chipley. The area is served by Chipley High School. Area attractions include:


Chipley is located at 30°46′45″N 85°32′21″W / 30.779225°N 85.539087°W / 30.779225; -85.539087.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 3,605 people, 1,442 households, and 908 families residing in the city. The population density was 872.5 inhabitants per square mile (336.6/km²). There were 1,694 housing units at an average density of 411.5 per square mile (158.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 68.24% White, 26.85% African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.14% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 2.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.94% of the population.

There were 1,442 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.2% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.15% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.09% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 82.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,686, and the median income for a family was $28,792. Males had a median income of $23,715 versus $19,662 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,842. About 25.1% of families and 27.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 42.4% of those under age 18 and 22.3% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Washington County News wsebsite
  5. ^ Foster Folly News website
  6. ^ Chipley Bugle website
  7. ^ Investigator Newspaper website

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