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Chaplin, Connecticut
Goodell Lincoln General Store
Goodell Lincoln General Store
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
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 UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
06235
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-13810
GNIS feature ID 0213405

Chaplin is a town in Windham County, Connecticut, United States. The town was named for Deacon Benjamin Chaplin, an early settler. The population was 2,305 at the 2010 census.

Points of interest

  • The Chaplin Museum is a local historical museum.
  • The town has two sites on the National Register of Historic Places:

Geography

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.

Principal communities

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 796
1860 781 −1.9%
1870 704 −9.9%
1880 627 −10.9%
1890 542 −13.6%
1900 529 −2.4%
1910 435 −17.8%
1920 385 −11.5%
1930 414 7.5%
1940 489 18.1%
1950 712 45.6%
1960 1,230 72.8%
1970 1,621 31.8%
1980 1,793 10.6%
1990 2,048 14.2%
2000 2,250 9.9%
2010 2,305 2.4%
2014 (est.) 2,262 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census
See also: List of Connecticut locations by per capita income

At the 2000 census there were 2,250 people, 858 households, and 614 families living 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 people of any race were 1.96%.

Of the 858 households 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 households were one person and 5.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.03.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $51,602 and the median family income 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 29, 2019
Party Active voters Inactive voters Total voters Percentage
Republican 487 6 493 30.91%
Democratic 439 12 451 28.28%
Unaffiliated 612 19 631 39.56%
Minor parties 20 0 20 1.25%
Total 1,558 37 1,595 100%
Presidential Election Results
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2020 46.4% 598 51.3% 662 2.3% 30
2016 37.8% 434 54.4% 624 7.8% 89
2012 54.4% 584 43.4% 466 2.2% 24
2008 59.0% 663 39.2% 440 1.8% 20
2004 52.0% 590 44.5% 505 3.5% 30
2000 49.8% 516 38.9% 403 11.3% 118
1996 45.5% 418 30.0% 276 24.5% 225
1992 39.2% 417 25.9% 276 34.9% 371
1988 49.7% 420 49.1% 315 1.2% 10
1984 37.7% 294 62.1% 484 0.2% 1
1980 33.9% 261 49.0% 378 17.1% 132
1976 47.2% 334 52.3% 370 0.5% 3
1972 45.4% 339 54.2% 404 0.4% 3
1968 46.9% 305 48.8% 317 4.3% 28
1964 69.5% 460 30.5% 202 0.00% 0
1960 41.1% 289 58.9% 366 0.00% 0
1956 28.8% 142 71.2% 365 0.00% 0

Notable people

  • Charles H. Backus (1856-1929), Illinois state representative and businessman; born in Chaplin
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