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The City of Chipley had a population of 3,603 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Chipley is located at latitude 30.7819 and longitude -85.5385 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chipley encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of Chipley has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Chipley is located within Chipley CCD of Washington County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chipley: Orange.

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Chipley, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 3,603 (100%)
Population in Households 3,573 (99.2%)
Population in Families 2,912 (80.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 30 ( 0.8%)
Population Density 849
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $39,622
Average Household Income $49,147
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $19,129
Wealth Index5 38


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,635 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 825 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 537 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 273 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $120,706
Average Home Value $149,515
Housing Affordability Index3 203


Total Households 1,362
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 910
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.0% -0.01%
Households -0.12% -0.09%
Families 0.04% -0.18%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
Owner Occupied HU   0.12%

Chipley, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chipley to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 551 40th
Population Density # 630 32nd
Median Household Income # 780 15th
Housing Affordability Index # 830 90th
Per Capita Income # 778 15th
Diversity Index # 519 43rd

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