Chipley, Florida

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Chipley is a city in Washington County, Florida, United States. Its population was 3,592 at the time of the 2000 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, Florida.

Originally called "Orange", the city was renamed Chipley in 1882, for the railroad businessman and Florida State Senator William Dudley Chipley.

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Geography

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 about 4.1 mi² (10.7 km²).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,592 people, 1,442 households, and 908 families residing in the city. The population density was 336.6/km² (872.5/mi²). There were 1,694 housing units at an average density of 158.8/km² (411.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.85% White, 28.51% African American, 1.28% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% 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.

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