Chaplin is a census-designated place and unincorporated village located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is within Nelson County along U.S. Route 62 passes through the community part of the Bardstown Metro Area. Chaplin has a total area of 1.400 square miles at 37°53′52″N 85°13′17″W. The elevation is 823 feet above sea level. As of the 2010 census data, it had a total population of 418. The population density was 300/sq mi. Estimated per capita income in 2016 was $27,675. Recent job growth is negatively decreased by 1.49 percent. The average travel time is 33 minutes. It has Zip code 40012.