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Chippewa ancestry map The ePodunk map shows U.S. cities with the highest percentages of people of ancestry. Learn about cities with genealogy and find in-depth community information about the ancestry cities.


The Chippewa, also known as Ojibwa, live primarily in northern Minnesota and surrounding states.

In the 2000 census, 105,907 people in the U.S. claimed Chippewa ancestry.

ePodunk mapped the top communities by percentage of population. The map and the following list show communities in which 1,000 or more people listed an ancestry group, and in which at least 2 percent of those people said they were of Chippewa ancestry.

The links at left lead to information on other ethnicities.

Community Place type% Chippewa
Belcourt, NDpopulated place87.46
Sanborn, WItown80.19
Russell, WItown69.9
Ten Lake, MNtownship55.62
Pike Bay, MNtownship54.96
Lac du Flambeau, WItown51.3
Bay Mills, MItownship49.51
Kathio, MNtownship49.43
Bass Lake, WItown34.45
Rolla, NDcity26.46
Saint Ignace, MItownship25.49
Nashville, WItown25.41
Baraga, MIvillage23.27
Mahnomen, MNcity22.8
Saint Ignace, MIcity22.67
Superior, MItownship20.99
Hayward, WItown20.62
Moran, MItownship18.33
Brevator, MNtownship17.29
Suttons Bay, MItownship16.03
Watersmeet, MItownship14.47
Baraga, MItownship13.95
Sault Sainte Marie, MIcity13.64
Chippewa, MItownship13.06
Manistique, MItownship13.01
Shingobee, MNtownship12.26
Bruce, MItownship12.22
L'Anse, MItownship12.2
Garfield, MItownship12.07
Soo, MItownship11.95
Dafter, MItownship11.35
Clark, MItownship10.68
Kinross, MItownship10.28
Eckles, MNtownship9.87
Bemidji, MNcity9.32
Cloquet, MNcity8.52
Georgetown, WItown8.47
Bagley, MNcity8.34
Walhalla, NDcity8.33
Rudyard, MItownship7.68
Frohn, MNtownship7.39
Mission, NDtownship7.06
Pentland, MItownship6.94
Walker, MNcity6.45
Manistique, MIcity6.22
Ashland, WIcity6.16
Bemidji, MNtownship5.96
Warroad, MNcity5.75
Pickford, MItownship5.49
Hayward, WIcity5.45
Munising, MItownship5.25
Au Train, MItownship4.95
L'Anse, MIvillage4.84
Hiawatha, MItownship4.74
Northern, MNtownship4.73
Wolf Point, MTcity4.66
Shamrock, MNtownship4.61
Washburn, WIcity4.43
McMillan, MItownship4.36
Hinckley, MNcity4.26
Cheboygan, MIcity4.12
Detroit, MNtownship4.11
Munising, MIcity4.02
Detroit Lakes, MNcity3.95
Red Lake Falls, MNcity3.9
Williston, NDtownship3.77
Beaugrand, MItownship3.72
Portage, MItownship3.7
Union, MIcharTwp3.61
Benton, MItownship3.54
Denver, MItownship3.49
Wise, MItownship3.46
Newberry, MIvillage3.43
Crandon, WIcity3.37
Mullett, MItownship3.35
Lakefield, MItownship3.17
West Branch, MItownship3.16
Devils Lake, NDcity3.05
Grant Valley, MNtownship3.03
Sandstone, MNcity2.97
Williston, NDcity2.89
Eveline, MItownship2.88
McKinley, MItownship2.84
Rock River, MItownship2.72
Lincoln, WItown2.69
Grand Marais, MNcity2.66
Erie, MNtownship2.65
Masonville, MItownship2.61
Inverness, MItownship2.55
Turtle Lake, WIvillage2.54
Frazee, MNcity2.47
Turtle River, MNtownship2.46
Bottineau, NDcity2.44
Chocolay, MItownship2.36
Twin Lakes, MNtownship2.3
Meenon, WItown2.3
Isabella, MItownship2.24
Grand Lake, MNtownship2.21
Fife Lake, MItownship2.18
Helga, MNtownship2.16
International Falls, MNcity2.15
Lake View, MNtownship2.14
Bayport, MNcity2.12
Aloha, MItownship2.11
Leelanau, MItownship2.1
Midway, MNtownship2.1

Sources: 2000 Census, U.S. Census Bureau; Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, ed. Stephan Thernstrom; Ancestry: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (June 2004); The American Indian and Alaska Native Population: 2000, U.S. Census Bureau (February 2002); ePodunk

Mapping by Daniel Shorter

-- November 2005

Other Chippewa Ancestry resources:

· Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
· Red Lake Band of Chippewa
· Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan
· Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians
· Chippewa / Ojibwe message boards
· Native American genealogy
· Native American records - National Archives

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