Chippewa County

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Chippewa County, Wisconsin

711 N Bridge St
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: (715) 726-7980
Fax: (715) 726-7987
www.co.chippewa.wi.us

In west-central WI, east of Saint Paul, MN; organized Feb 3, 1845 (prior to statehood) from Crawford County. (A former county of the same name existed at the time of the 1830 census, covering much of what is now Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, and Vilas counties). Name Origin: For the Chippewa River, which flows through it and near whose headwaters lived the Chippewa (properly Ojibway) Indians. Name means 'puckered', and refers to the seam in their moccasins

Area (sq mi):: 1041.32 (land 1010.43; water 30.89) Population per square mile: 59.30
Population 2005: 59,950 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 8.60%; 1990-2000 5.40% Population 2000: 55,195 (White 97.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.90%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 37.60
Income 2000: per capita $18,243; median household $39,596; Population below poverty level: 8.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,018-$25,999
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 21.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Chippewa Falls County seat (12,721)

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    Chippewa County, Minnesota

    629 N 11th St
    Montevideo, MN 56265
    Phone: (320) 269-7447
    Fax: (320) 269-7412
    www.co.chippewa.mn.us

    In west-central MN, southwest of Saint Cloud; established Feb 20, 1862 from Pierce County, which was abolished in 1862. Name Origin: For the Chippewa (more properly Ojibway) Indians, a tribe of Algonquian linguistic stock. The name probably means 'puckered,' and refers to the seam in their moccasins

    Area (sq mi):: 587.83 (land 582.80; water 5.02) Population per square mile: 22.00
    Population 2005: 12,802 State rank: 62 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.20%; 1990-2000 -1.10% Population 2000: 13,088 (White 95.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 40.50
    Income 2000: per capita $18,039; median household $35,582; Population below poverty level: 8.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,695-$27,429
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 15.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 25.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Chippewa County, Michigan

    319 Court St
    Sault Sainte Marie, MI 49783
    Phone: (906) 635-6300
    Fax: (906) 635-6851
    users.lighthouse.net/chippewa/

    On the northeast coast of the Upper Peninsula of MI on Whitefish Bay; established Dec 22, 1826 (prior to statehood) from Mackinac County. Name Origin: For the Ojibway Indians of Algonquian linguistic stock. The name means 'puckered' and probably refers to the seam in their moccasins

    Area (sq mi):: 2697.98 (land 1561.06; water 1136.92) Population per square mile: 24.80
    Population 2005: 38,780 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 0.60%; 1990-2000 11.40% Population 2000: 38,543 (White 75.20%; Black or African American 5.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.50%; Other 18.10%). Foreign born: 3.00%. Median age: 36.20
    Income 2000: per capita $15,858; median household $34,464; Population below poverty level: 12.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,620-$19,682
    Unemployment (2004): 9.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 17.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Sault Sainte Marie County seat (14,157)

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