Chaplin, Connecticut

According to electronicsmatter, Chaplin, Connecticut is a small town located in the Northeastern part of the state. It was established in 1725 and has a population of just over 1,000 people. The town is known for its historic homes, lush forests, and scenic views.

The town center is home to a variety of shops and restaurants that serve both locals and visitors. The main street runs through the center of the town with a variety of antique stores, gift shops, eateries, and other businesses. There are also several historic homes in the area that have been preserved from the early days of settlement. These homes are often used as bed & breakfasts or rental properties for those who want to experience life as it was back then.

Chaplin is also known for its outdoor recreation opportunities. There are several hiking trails in the area that offer stunning views of nearby lakes and rivers as well as plenty of wildlife sightings. Fishing and boating are popular activities at nearby Chapman Lake while swimming can be enjoyed at Beach Pond State Park which is located just outside town limits.

The area around Chaplin is also home to numerous farms which provide fresh produce to local markets and restaurants throughout the region. In addition to fruits and vegetables, many farms feature locally raised livestock such as cows or chickens which can be purchased directly from them or at one of Chaplin’s farmers markets held on select days throughout the year.

According to foodezine, Chaplin is a great place for those looking for a quiet retreat away from city life without sacrificing access to modern amenities such as shopping centers and restaurants within easy reach. It’s also an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore all that nature has to offer without having to travel too far from home base. With its scenic beauty, historic charm, and plethora of recreational activities available nearby; Chaplin offers something for everyone.

Population: 2,250. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,472 (+9.9% change)
Males: 1,138 (50.6%), Females: 1,112 (49.4%)

Windham County

Median resident age: 36.7 years
Median household income: $51,602
Median house value: $119,300

Races in Chaplin:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (17.6%), French Canadian (15.6%), French (14.0%), English (13.5%), Italian (12.8%), Polish (9.9%).

Elevation: 417 feet

Chaplin, Connecticut



For population 25 years and over in Chaplin

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chaplin town

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 60.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

4.3% Foreign born (2.5% Europe, 1.5% North America).


Hospitals/medical centers near Chaplin:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chaplin:

  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 34 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; Abbreviation: GON)
  • HARTFORD-BRAINARD (about 37 miles; HARTFORD, CT; Abbreviation: HFD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 38 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)

Other public-use airports nearest to Chaplin:

  • WINDHAM (about 6 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Abbreviation: IJD)
  • TOUTANT (about 12 miles; PUTNAM, CT; Abbreviation: C44)
  • DANIELSON (about 16 miles; DANIELSON, CT; Abbreviation: 5B3)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chaplin:

  • EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Full-time enrollment: 4,165)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (about 9 miles; STORRS, CT; Full-time enrollment: 16,952)
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 35 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,285)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (about 37 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,176)
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 38 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,026)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 39 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 39 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,808)


Public high school in Chaplin:

  • PARISH HILL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 304 PARISH HILL ROAD; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Chaplin:

  • CHAPLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 240 PALMER RD.; Grades: PK – 06)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 304 PARISH HILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 304 PARISH HILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 304 PARISH HILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • HOMEBOUND (Location: 304 PARISH HILL ROAD; Grades: PK – 12)


Library in Chaplin:

  • WILLIAM ROSS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $45,603; Location: 57 CHAPLIN ST.; 15,813 books; 164 audio materials; 720 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)