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Chiefland is located at 29°28'54" North, 82°51'44" West (29.481801, -82.862097).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,993 people, 796 households, and 511 families residing in the city. The population density is 196.8/km² (509.5/mi²). There are 931 housing units at an average density of 91.9/km² (238.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 60.36% White, 34.27% African American, 0.65% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. 2.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 796 households out of which 35.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.1% are married couples living together, 23.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.8% are non-families. 32.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 3.05.
In the city the population is spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 71.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $17,331, and the median income for a family is $23,750. Males have a median income of $25,000 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the city is $10,676. 36.8% of the population and 33.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 46.0% of those under the age of 18 and 24.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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