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Chaffee is located at 37°10'47" North, 89°39'34" West (37.179706, -89.659353).
Chaffee is also known for having won the Missouri state 1A Football and Baseball championships in 1983. It is also the home town of William Hargrove, Shawn Powderly, Nick Powderly, Chris Coonts, Rocky Portell and Brittany Bennett.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,044 people, 1,267 households, and 824 families residing in the city. The population density is 664.0/km² (1,715.8/mi²). There are 1,378 housing units at an average density of 300.6/km² (776.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 98.46% White, 0.07% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.18% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,267 households out of which 32.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% are married couples living together, 15.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% are non-families. 32.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 18.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.36 and the average family size is 2.96.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $27,076, and the median income for a family is $34,671. Males have a median income of $27,576 versus $18,873 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,554. 16.2% of the population and 12.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.4% of those under the age of 18 and 13.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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