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Welcome to Chapin ...

The town of Chapin is located in Lexington County<1>.

The pronunciation of Chapin: CHAY-pin<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chapin has a population of 1,637 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chapin.

Chapin is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chapin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Chapin: (803)

The ZIP code for Chapin: 29036<5>

Websites for Chapin ...

Official Website: www.chapinsc.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chapin had an population of 1,637 people. This is an increase of 13.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 160.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chapin had a population of 1,445 people. This makes Chapin the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Chapin represents 0.03% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 133rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,445 people, the population of Chapin increased 130.1% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 628 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chapin.

Communities Also Named Chapin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Chapin - they are located in Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chapin.

Communities near Chapin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chapin.

  • Lexington [Lexington County]
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    • Lexington [Lexington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Chapin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,716 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<7>
  • West Columbia [Lexington County]
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    • West Columbia [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Chapin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,109 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Columbia<7>
  • Irmo [Lexington County]
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    • Irmo [Lexington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Chapin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,734 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irmo<7>
  • Newberry [Newberry County]
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    • Newberry [Newberry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Chapin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,141 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Springdale [Lexington County]
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      • Springdale [Lexington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Chapin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,732 people
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    • Leesville [Lexington County]
    • Prosperity [Newberry County]
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      • Prosperity [Newberry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Chapin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosperity<7>
    • Gilbert [Lexington County]
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      • Gilbert [Lexington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Chapin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 657 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<7>
    • Summit [Lexington County]
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      • Summit [Lexington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Chapin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
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      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Chapin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chapin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chapin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chapin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chapin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chapin. See our Newspapers Page for Chapin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chapin ...

Looking for more information about Chapin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chapin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chapin.

Adding Chapin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chapin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chapin was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Chapin on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chapin on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Lexington County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chapin: www.chapinsc.com/

The official website for Lexington County: www.lex-co.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Lexington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Chapin. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chapin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chapin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Chapin). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chapin or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chapin) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chapin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChapinOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chapin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1659, Longitude: -81.3500    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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