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Chippewa Falls is a city in Chippewa County, in the Eau Claire metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the river falls, which powered a large sawmill.

The latitude of Chippewa Falls is 44.936N. The longitude is -91.392W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 840 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,708.


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Median household income
Local
$32,744
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chippewa Falls demographic reports
Chippewa Falls is on the Chippewa River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Seymour Cray, computer designer
Local festivals include:
  • North Wisconsin State Fair - July 11-15, 2007
  • Pure Water Days - Aug. 10-12, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • Historic Preservation Celebration - May 11-13, 2007
  • June Dairy Days - June 20, 2007
  • Fall Harvest Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chippewa Falls web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Wissota State Park, Irvine Park, Old Abe State Trail
Historic sites and museums: Cook-Rutledge Mansion
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chippewa Falls demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chippewa County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Eau Claire area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54729 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

37% of Chippewa Falls residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chippewa Falls ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chippewa Falls was $18,366, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Chippewa Falls residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Chippewa Falls festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Chippewa Falls, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $383.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $791.


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Libraries

Libraries in Chippewa Falls include Chippewa Falls Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Chippewa Falls include Chippewa Herald

TV stations in Chippewa Falls include WEUX.

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Politics

Chippewa County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chippewa Falls political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Chippewa Falls workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chippewa Falls between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Chippewa Falls include Americinn of Chippewa, Country Inn Chippewa Falls.

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