Chippewa Falls, WI Demographics


Population (year 2000): 12,925. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,374 (+3.5% change)
Males: 6,104 (47.2%), Females: 6,821 (52.8%)

Chippewa County

Zip codes: 54729.

Median resident age: 37.3 years
Median household income: $32,744 (year 2000)
Median house value: $81,300 (year 2000)

Races in Chippewa Falls:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (46.3%), Norwegian (19.1%), Irish (12.9%), French (8.3%), Polish (5.9%), English (5.4%).

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chippewa Falls

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chippewa Falls city

  • Never married: 28.3%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

0.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -64 (-0.5%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Chippewa Falls:

  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (2661 COUNTY TRUNK I)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chippewa Falls:

  • OAK LEAF SURGICAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • SACRED HEART HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI)
  • BLOOMER MEDICAL CTR (about 14 miles; BLOOMER, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chippewa Falls:

  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 9 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; ID: EAU)
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 75 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; ID: LSE)
  • ROCHESTER INTERNATIONAL (about 104 miles; ROCHESTER, MN; ID: RST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chippewa Falls:

  • CHETEK MUNI-SOUTHWORTH (about 31 miles; CHETEK, WI; ID: Y23)
  • MENOMONIE MUNICIPAL-SCORE FIELD (about 33 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; ID: W11)
  • RICE LAKE REGIONAL – CARL’S FIELD (about 43 miles; RICE LAKE, WI; ID: RPD)
Amtrak station near Chippewa Falls:

  • 12 miles: EAU CLARE (101 N. FARWELL ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chippewa Falls:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 13 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 13 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 38 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; FT enrollment: 7,183)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 65 miles; WINONA, MN; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 70 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,045)
  • WESTERN WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 73 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; FT enrollment: 2,973)

Schools

Public high schools in Chippewa Falls:

  • CHIPPEWA FALLS HI (Students: 1,476; Location: 735 TERRILL ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORTHERN WISCONSIN CENTER (Location: PO BOX 340; Grades: 12 – 12)
Private high schools in Chippewa Falls:

  • MCDONELL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 1316 BEL AIR BOULEVARD; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • LIBERTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 7480 157TH ST; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chippewa Falls:

  • CHIPPEWA FALLS MID (Students: 1,068; Location: 750 TROPICANA BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PARKVIEW EL (Students: 516; Location: 501 JEFFERSON AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HALMSTAD EL (Students: 372; Location: 565 E SOUTH AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • STILLSON EL (Students: 341; Location: 17250 COUNTY HIGHWAY J; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HILLCREST EL (Students: 333; Location: 1200 MILES ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SOUTHVIEW EL (Students: 279; Location: 615 A ST; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Chippewa Falls:

  • ST CHARLES PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 429 W SPRUCE ST; Grades: PK – 2)
  • NOTRE DAME MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 22 S PRAIRIE ST; Grades: 6 – 8)
  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 113; Location: 467 E COLOME; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 76; Location: 11370 COUNTY HWY Q; Grades: 1 – 8)
  • VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 2; Location: 15157 50TH AVE; Grades: 7 – 7)

Libraries

Library in Chippewa Falls:

  • CHIPPEWA FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $810,842; Location: 105 W. CENTRAL ST.; 95,048 books; 5,848 audio materials; 2,791 video materials; 216 serial subscriptions)