"Proud Heritage, Bright Future"
|• Mayor||Tracy Andrews|
|• City Council||Consisting of 4 Wards|
|• Total||4.25 sq mi (10.99 km2)|
|• Land||4.25 sq mi (10.99 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||119 ft (36 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||849.94/sq mi (328.19/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0280398|
Chipley is a city in Washington County, Florida, United States. It is located between Tallahassee and Pensacola. Its population was 3,605 in the 2010 U.S. Census. Chipley is the county seat of Washington County. 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. Chipley is next to Bonifay.
Chipley is located at .
The city is located in the Florida Panhandle along Interstate 10 and U.S. Route 90. U.S. Route 90 runs through the downtown area from west to east as Jackson Avenue, and leads east 10 mi (16 km) to Cottondale and west 9 mi (14 km) to Bonifay. Interstate 10 runs from west to east south of the city, with access from exit 120 (Florida State Road 77). I-10 leads east 86 mi (138 km) to Tallahassee, the state capital, and west 116 mi (187 km) to Pensacola. FL-77 is the main north-south route through the city, and leads north 12 mi (19 km) to Graceville and south 47 mi (76 km) to Panama City.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), all land.
|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
- Marcel Albert, French Air Ace and Hero of the Soviet Union lived here.
- Mary Lena Faulk, a golfer who won the U.S. Amateur and several professional tournaments, was born in Chipley
- Artis Gilmore - a hall-of-fame professional basketball player, was born in Chipley and attended Roulhac High School
- Amasa Coleman Lee - a lawyer and legislator in Alabama
- Amp Lee - a halfback at Florida State University and in the National Football League
- Will McLean - Father of Florida Folk Music, The Black Hat Troubadour, Florida Artists Hall of Fame
- Cody Slate - a tight end at Marshall University and in the National Football League
- Liz Swaine - a broadcast journalist in Louisiana
- Bert Yancey - a Professional Golfers Association player, who was born in Chipley
- The Washington County News
- Foster Folly News
- Chipley Bugle
- Investigator Online Newspaper
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Intellicast January record low for Chipley, Florida. Retrieved February 23, 2016.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Frenette, Gene (10 August 2011). "After 17 years of waiting, Jacksonville's Artis Gilmore is finally entering the Basketball Hall of Fame". Retrieved 27 November 2018.
- Washington County News wsebsite
- Foster Folly News website
- Chipley Bugle website
- Investigator Newspaper website Archived 2007-02-19 at the Wayback Machine
- Early History of Chipley City of Chipley
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