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People QuickFacts Chippewa County Wisconsin
Population, 2005 estimate 59,950 5,536,201
Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005 8.6% 3.2%
Population, 2000 55,195 5,363,675
Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 5.4% 9.6%
Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2004 5.8% 6.1%
Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2004 23.1% 23.7%
Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2004 13.8% 13.0%
Female persons, percent, 2004 49.5% 50.5%
White persons, percent, 2004 (a) 97.8% 90.2%
Black persons, percent, 2004 (a) 0.3% 5.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2004 (a) 0.4% 0.9%
Asian persons, percent, 2004 (a) 0.9% 1.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2004 (a) 0.0% 0.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2004 0.5% 1.0%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2004 (b) 0.8% 4.3%
White persons, not Hispanic, percent, 2004 97.1% 86.2%
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000 62.7% 56.5%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 0.9% 3.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 3.0% 7.3%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 84.3% 85.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 14.7% 22.4%
Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 8,559 790,917
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 21.4 20.8
Housing units, 2004 25,083 2,463,802
Homeownership rate, 2000 75.7% 68.4%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 16.7% 26.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $88,100 $112,200
Households, 2000 21,356 2,084,544
Persons per household, 2000 2.53 2.5
Per capita money income, 1999 $18,243 $21,271
Median household income, 2003 $42,218 $46,538
Persons below poverty, percent, 2003 9.0% 9.0%
Business QuickFacts Chippewa County Wisconsin
Private nonfarm establishments, 2003 1,439 142,220
Private nonfarm employment, 2003 17,775 2,383,503
Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2003 1.0% -1.3%
Nonemployer establishments, 2003 3,445 297,156
Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 1,155,398 124,664,004
Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 648,558 59,978,700
Retail sales per capita, 2002 $11,524 $11,025
Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 F 3.7%
Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 16.2% 24.4%
Housing units authorized by building permits, 2004 514 39,992
Federal spending, 2004 ($1000) 296,308 31,553,877
Geography QuickFacts Chippewa County Wisconsin
Land area, 2000 (square miles) 1,010 54,310
Persons per square mile, 2000 54.6 98.8
FIPS Code 17 55
Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Eau Claire, WI Metro Area  
(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms
Source: US Census Bureau State & County QuickFacts
Chippewa County Wisconsin Census Statistics
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