The small town of Chipley, Florida is home to just over 3,000 people. Families with young children are a common sight, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population. Overall, the town's residents, with an average age of just over 36, are younger than most cities in Florida. The majority of residents own their homes in Chipley, and 37% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $779/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Chipley will save around $4,500 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average, Chipley has a large number of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or GED (27%). Further, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Chipley residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and public administration. Together, these industries make up 20% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the town. Chipley workers take home an average annual income of about $47,000, less than the average Florida resident. The town's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
With an average commute time of about 25 minutes, quicker than most cities in the state, Chipley residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Many residents (39%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation isn't widely used. Few commuters walk to work.
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