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The 2000 Census showed that Chippewa County had a population of 55,195 people. This represented 1.03% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Chippewa had a population of 60,609 people. This is an increase of 9.81% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201062,415+13.08%+2.98% since 2009
200960,609+9.81%+0.54% since 2008
200860,286+9.22%+0.55% since 2007
200759,958+8.63%+1% since 2006
200659,366+7.56%+0.38% since 2005
200559,139+7.15%+1.41% since 2004
200458,316+5.65%+2.77% since 2003
200356,743+2.8%+1.18% since 2002
200256,083+1.61%+0.73% since 2001
200155,676+0.87%+0.87% since 2000
200055,195The Last Census

Chippewa County had 22,821 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Chippewa County has a total area<3> of 1,041 square miles [2,696 km²]. Of this total, 1,010 square miles [2,617 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2.97%) being water (30.89 square miles [80 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Chippewa County had a population density of 54.6 people per square mile [21.09 people/km²], making it the state's 32nd most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Chippewa County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Chippewa and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Chippewa County QuickFact (QF-55017).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Chippewa County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Chippewa FallsQF-551457512,89012,925-0.27%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Chippewa County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BarronQF-55005   NW45,59144,9631.4%
ClarkQF-55019   SE33,42633,557-0.39%
DunnQF-55033   W42,96839,8587.8%
Eau ClaireQF-55035   S99,40993,1426.73%
RuskQF-55107   N14,36715,347-6.39%
TaylorQF-55119   E19,22219,680-2.33%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Chippewa. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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