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Chipley, Florida
City
Washington County Courthouse
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
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Washington
Founded 1882
Area
 • 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
GNIS feature ID 0280398
Website http://www.cityofchipley.com

Chipley is a city in Washington County, Florida, United States. This city is one hundred two miles northeast of Pensacola. Its population was 3,605 at the time of the 2010 U.S. Census. 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.

During the cold snap of January 1985, a temperature of 2 degrees was recorded at one of the town's golf courses, making it the second-coldest Florida temperature ever recorded and the lowest January reading for the state.

Geography

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

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 354
1900 652 84.2%
1910 1,099 68.6%
1920 1,806 64.3%
1930 1,878 4.0%
1940 2,167 15.4%
1950 2,959 36.5%
1960 3,159 6.8%
1970 3,347 6.0%
1980 3,330 −0.5%
1990 3,866 16.1%
2000 3,592 −7.1%
2010 3,605 0.4%
Est. 2015 3,565 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census 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. Of all households 33.2% 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.

Points of interest

  • Washington County Courthouse
  • Chipley City Hall
  • Falling Waters State Park
  • South Third Street Historic District
  • Spanish Trail Playhouse
  • Woman's Club of Chipley

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