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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.

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

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chippewa Falls.

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) and (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 (or 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 total 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 (which had 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 [Eau Claire County]
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    • Eau Claire [Eau Claire County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Chippewa Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,087 people
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  • Altoona [Eau Claire County]
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    • Altoona [Eau Claire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Chippewa Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altoona have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bloomer [Chippewa County]
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    • Bloomer [Chippewa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Chippewa Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,508 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cadott [Chippewa County]
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    • Cadott [Chippewa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Chippewa Falls
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,411 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cadott have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cornell [Chippewa County]
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      • Cornell [Chippewa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Chippewa Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,400 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fall Creek [Eau Claire County]
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      • Fall Creek [Eau Claire County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Chippewa Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Colfax [Dunn County]
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      • Colfax [Dunn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Chippewa Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elk Mound [Dunn County]
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      • Elk Mound [Dunn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Chippewa Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Auburn [Chippewa County]
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      • New Auburn [Chippewa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Chippewa Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Auburn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boyd [Chippewa County]
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      • Boyd [Chippewa County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Chippewa Falls
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyd have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chippewa Falls was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Chippewa Falls on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chippewa Falls on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chippewa Falls) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chippewa Falls. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chippewa FallsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chippewa Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.9377, Longitude: -91.3940    
<7>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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