Chaplin, Connecticut

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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 2,250 at the 2000 census.


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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 19.6 square miles (50.7 km²), of which, 19.4 square miles (50.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.66%) is water.

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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/sq mi (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.

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