Chippewa, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 374. Population change since 2000: -13.6%
 
Males: 201  (53.7%)
Females: 173  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  45.1 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54527.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $50,458 (it was $42,159 in 2000)
Chippewa:

$50,458
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,069 (it was $16,841 in 2000)

Chippewa town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $130,660 (it was $77,200 in 2000)
Chippewa:

$130,660
WI:

$163,000
  • Races in Chippewa, WI (2010)

    Chippewa races chart
    • 36597.6%White alone
    • 61.6%Two or more races
    • 30.8%Hispanic

Races in Chippewa detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chippewa: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (47.6%), Polish (14.3%), Irish (7.6%), English (7.2%), Norwegian (6.2%), Swedish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 124.4 square miles.

Population density: 3.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Chippewa,WI real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Chippewa:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chippewa town:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 69.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 2.6%

3 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Wisconsin:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Chippewa town:  2.0% ($1,533)
Wisconsin:  2.0% ($2,245)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (84.9 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (138.3 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (326.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Shanagolden, WI (2.6 miles) , Glidden, WI (3.1 miles ), Butternut, WI (3.2 miles ), Lake, WI (3.2 miles ), Draper, WI (3.2 miles) , Peeksville, WI (3.4 miles) , Jacobs, WI (3.5 miles ), Clam Lake, WI (3.6 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $38,800
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $76,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $138,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.03 N, Longitude: 90.71 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 715

Chippewa household income distribution Chippewa home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +41 (+10.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Paper (23%)
  • Wood products (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (18%)
  • Food and beverage stores (16%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wood products (4%)
  • Paper (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (17%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Chippewa: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Chippewa-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Chippewa town center killed 2 people and injured 42 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.2 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 24 people.

Earthquake activity:

Chippewa-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 258.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 270.1 miles away from Chippewa center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 328.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 296.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 442.5 miles away from Chippewa center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ashland County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Chippewa:

  • SUPPORTIVE HOME SVCS (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; PARK FALLS, WI)
  • PARK MNR LTD (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; PARK FALLS, WI)
  • FLAMBEAU HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; PARK FALLS, WI)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chippewa:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 62 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 82 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 86 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 86 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • Lake Superior College (about 87 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 89 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 94 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)

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Notable locations in Chippewa: Stock Farm Bridge Recreation Site (A), Chippewa Townhall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Pelican Lake (A), Snoose Lake (B), Slim Lake (C), Bullhead Lake (D), Camp Four Lake (E), Bear Lake (F), Cub Lake (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Run (A), Kelp Creek (B), Hungry Run (C), Hay Creek (D), Camp Fourteen Creek (E), Camp Fifteen Creek (F), Black Creek (G), Spring Brook (H), Reins Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Ashland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.9%
Whole state:  7.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

8.7%
Whole state:

8.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.2%
Whole state:

3.7%
8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children in 2000

Chippewa compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Wisconsin average:

11.0

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chippewa town (based on Ashland County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,9528
Evangelical Protestant2,63314
Mainline Protestant2,07811
Other3344
None6,160-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Ashland County:

4.92 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ashland County:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Ashland County:

6.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Here:

18.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Ashland County:

26.4%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
State:

13.0%

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($58,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bayfield County, WI  0.70% ($28,227 average AGI)
from Price County, WI  0.38% ($26,083)
from St. Louis County, MN  0.27% ($34,353)


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,994 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bayfield County, WI  0.87% ($28,127 average AGI)
to Price County, WI  0.39% ($29,800)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.24% ($20,733)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chippewa:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNBI (980 AM; 1 kW; PARK FALLS, WI)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WHSM (910 AM; 5 kW; HAYWARD, WI; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chippewa:

  • WCQM (98.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, LLC)
  • WHBM-FM (90.3 FM; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WOJB (88.9 FM; RESERVE, WI; Owner: LAC COURTE OREILLES OJIBWA PUBLIC)

TV broadcast stations around Chippewa:

  • WLEF-TV (Channel 36; PARK FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3m10ftTotal length
  • 340Total average daily traffic
  • 340Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WQRB-FM TRANSMITTER, 4.7 Km Ese Of Albertville (Lat: 44.928611 Lon: -91.542222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 125 m, Overall height: 125.9 m, Call Sign: WPTY392
    Assigned Frequencies: 944.875 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/11/2002, Expiration Date: 12/01/2020, Certifier: Stephen G Davis
    Registrant: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership, 2625 S. Memorial Drive, Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74129, Phone: (918) 664-4581, Fax: (918) 664-3066, Email:
  • Chippewa Falls, WI, Lat: 44.936278 Lon: -91.392694, Call Sign: WPUR271
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHz, 956.318 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/2012, Expiration Date: 04/17/2022, Certifier: John Allen
    Registrant: City Of Chippewa Falls, 30 W Central Street, Room 209, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, Phone: (715) 726-2741, Fax: (715) 726-2750, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KC9HYI, Licensee ID: L01046593
    Grant Date: 08/01/2005, Expiration Date: 08/01/2015, Certifier: Peter T Peloquin
    Registrant: Peter T Peloquin, 2101 150th St, Chippewa, WI 54729-0021
  • Call Sign: KC9NME, Licensee ID: L01393274
    Grant Date: 04/24/2008, Expiration Date: 04/24/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2008, Certifier: Jerry M Anders
    Registrant: Jerry M Anders, 13128 35th Ave, Chippewa, WI 54729
  • Call Sign: KC9OLC, Previous Call Sign: KC9NME, Licensee ID: L01393274
    Grant Date: 04/24/2008, Expiration Date: 04/24/2018, Certifier: Jerry M Anders
    Registrant: Jerry M Anders, 13128 35th Ave, Chippewa, WI 54729

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