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Welcome to Chippewa Falls ...

The city of Chippewa Falls is located in Chippewa County<1> and is the County Seat for Chippewa County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Chippewa Falls, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chippewa Falls has a population of 14,372 people<2> (see below for details).

Chippewa Falls is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Chippewa Falls lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Chippewa Falls: (715) & (534)<4>

The ZIP code for Chippewa Falls: 54729<5>

Websites for Chippewa Falls ...

Official Website:   www.ci.chippewa-falls.wi.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chippewachamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chippewa Falls had an population of 14,372 people. This is an increase of 5.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chippewa Falls had a population of 13,661 people (which is 21.89% of the total population of Chippewa County). This makes Chippewa Falls the county's most populous community.

The population of Chippewa Falls represents 0.24% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 62nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,661 people, the population of Chippewa Falls increased 5.69% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,925 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chippewa Falls.

Communities near Chippewa Falls ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chippewa Falls.

  • Eau Claire
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eau Claire
    • Eau Claire is located in Eau Claire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,087 people
  • Altoona
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altoona have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altoona
    • Altoona is located in Eau Claire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,062 people
  • Bloomer
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomer
    • Bloomer is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,508 people
  • Cadott
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadott have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cadott
    • Cadott is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,411 people
  • Cornell
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornell
    • Cornell is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,400 people
  • Fall Creek
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall Creek
    • Fall Creek is located in Eau Claire County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,291 people
  • Colfax
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
    • Colfax is located in Dunn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,151 people
  • Elk Mound
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mound
    • Elk Mound is located in Dunn County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
  • Boyd
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyd have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
    • Boyd is located in Chippewa County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
  • Lake Wissota
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Wissota have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Wissota
    • Lake Wissota is located in Chippewa County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chippewa Falls. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chippewa Falls.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chippewa Falls. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chippewa Falls.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chippewa Falls. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chippewa Falls.

Adding Chippewa Falls to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chippewa Falls in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Chippewa Falls was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Chippewa Falls post office opened in 1851.

We also found Chippewa Falls in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Chippewa Falls.

The official website for Chippewa Falls: www.ci.chippewa-falls.wi.us/

The official website for Chippewa County: www.co.chippewa.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Chippewa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chippewa Falls.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chippewa Falls - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Chippewa Falls). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chippewa Falls or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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