Chippewa County, Wisconsin

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Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Chippewa County Courthouse, Wisconsin.JPG
Chippewa County Courthouse, February 2015
Map of Wisconsin highlighting Chippewa County
Location in the U.S. state of Wisconsin
Map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
Founded 1853
Named for Ojibwa
Seat Chippewa Falls
Largest city Chippewa Falls
Area
 • Total 1,041 sq mi (2,696 km2)
 • Land 1,008 sq mi (2,611 km2)
 • Water 33 sq mi (85 km2), 3.2%
Population
 • (2010) 62,415
 • Density 62/sq mi (24/km2)
Congressional districts 3rd, 7th
Time zone Central: UTC−6/−5
Website www.co.chippewa.wi.us

Chippewa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,415.[1] Its county seat is Chippewa Falls.[2] The county was founded in 1845 from Crawford County,[3] then in the Wisconsin Territory, and organized in 1853.[4][5][6]

Chippewa County is included in the Eau Claire, WI Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Eau Claire-Menomonie, WI Combined Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,041 square miles (2,700 km2), of which 1,008 square miles (2,610 km2) is land and 33 square miles (85 km2) (3.2%) is water.[7]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Airports[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850615
18601,895208.1%
18708,311338.6%
188015,49186.4%
189025,14362.3%
190033,03731.4%
191032,103−2.8%
192036,48213.6%
193037,3422.4%
194040,7039.0%
195042,8395.2%
196045,0965.3%
197047,7175.8%
198052,1279.2%
199052,3600.4%
200055,1955.4%
201062,41513.1%
Est. 201663,649[8]2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790–1960[10] 1900–1990[11]
1990–2000[12] 2010–2014[1]
2000 Census Age Pyramid for Chippewa County.

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 55,195 people, 21,356 households, and 15,013 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 22,821 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.85% White, 0.16% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 44.1% were of German, 15.8% Norwegian and 5.8% Irish ancestry.

There were 21,356 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.

Economy[edit]

The largest employers in Chippewa County are:[14]

1 TTM Advanced Circuits
2 Chippewa Falls Public Schools
3 Saint Joseph's Hospital
4 Wisconsin Department of Corrections
5 Wal-Mart
6 Mason Companies Inc
7 Chippewa County
8 Mayo Health System
9 Silicon Graphics International
10 Cooperative Educational Service Agency #10

Library[edit]

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Special Collections and Archives, located on the fifth floor of McIntyre Library, houses an extensive collection of public records, books and collections relating to Chippewa County. In addition to vital records (birth and marriage) dating to 1907, there are also naturalization records, census records, and civil and circuit court records. These resources are very popular with local genealogists.

Within the local history collection, there are books about immigration to the region, logging, church and cemetery records, reminiscences by local residents, and a number of histories and biographies compiled by local historians.

Special Collections and Archives also houses numerous archives files which relate to Chippewa County. There are many collections which pertain to logging, the railway industry and agriculture.

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Special Collections and Archives also includes information for Buffalo, Clark, Eau Claire, Rusk and Taylor counties.

Communities[edit]

A farm in Chippewa county

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Towns[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Other unincorporated communities[edit]

Politics[edit]

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2016 56.8% 17,916 37.7% 11,887 5.6% 1,765
2012 49.5% 15,322 49.3% 15,237 1.2% 373
2008 44.6% 13,492 53.7% 16,239 1.7% 500
2004 50.6% 15,450 48.3% 14,751 1.1% 323
2000 49.0% 12,835 46.2% 12,102 4.7% 1,236
1996 35.6% 7,520 45.7% 9,647 18.8% 3,964
1992 32.6% 8,215 41.6% 10,487 25.9% 6,528
1988 45.7% 9,757 53.6% 11,447 0.7% 150
1984 51.5% 10,986 47.8% 10,202 0.8% 163
1980 48.1% 10,531 44.9% 9,836 7.1% 1,545
1976 40.5% 8,137 57.4% 11,538 2.1% 418
1972 49.4% 8,451 48.0% 8,210 2.7% 462
1968 47.4% 7,772 44.7% 7,335 7.9% 1,296
1964 36.5% 6,277 63.4% 10,911 0.2% 26
1960 47.0% 8,690 52.9% 9,793 0.2% 28
1956 59.4% 9,781 40.2% 6,617 0.4% 63
1952 64.0% 11,429 35.7% 6,380 0.3% 45
1948 43.6% 6,146 54.6% 7,702 1.8% 254
1944 53.6% 7,691 45.8% 6,567 0.7% 93
1940 54.3% 8,781 44.8% 7,250 0.9% 140
1936 38.9% 5,760 53.1% 7,854 8.0% 1,182
1932 35.7% 4,792 62.9% 8,445 1.4% 184
1928 55.4% 7,514 44.1% 5,985 0.5% 62
1924 41.7% 5,135 4.6% 560 53.7% 6,613
1920 82.6% 6,750 13.5% 1,103 3.9% 322
1916 58.2% 3,324 39.1% 2,233 2.8% 159
1912 33.9% 1,736 39.6% 2,028 26.4% 1,353
1908 59.1% 3,526 36.9% 2,203 4.0% 240
1904 66.5% 3,744 29.7% 1,670 3.9% 217
1900 61.9% 4,215 35.9% 2,446 2.2% 151
1896 54.1% 3,601 44.0% 2,929 1.9% 127
1892 39.5% 1,975 50.6% 2,530 10.0% 498

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Early Settlement of West-Central Wisconsin" (PDF). University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire McIntyre Library Special Collections. Retrieved November 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Taken from Wisconsin Blue Book 1991-1992 p. 731; cited there as from "Wisconsin Historical Records, Origin and Legislative History of County Boundaries in Wisconsin, 1942."
  5. ^ When Counties Originated from rootsweb.com's Oconto County, Wisconsin webpage Archived 2007-03-29 at the Wayback Machine..
  6. ^ "Wisconsin: Individual County Chronologies". Wisconsin Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2007. Retrieved August 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  14. ^ http://worknet.wisconsin.gov/worknet/largemp.aspx, Accessed June 20, 2011.
  15. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 11 April 2018. 

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Coordinates: 45°04′N 91°17′W / 45.07°N 91.28°W / 45.07; -91.28