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Chippewa is a township in Mecosta County, in the Big Rapids metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Chippewa. For links to other places called Chippewa, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Chippewa is 43.774N. The longitude is -85.269W.It is in the Ludington time zone. Elevation is 1,099 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,239.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chippewa demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Mecosta County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49342 ZIP code.
25% of Chippewa residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chippewa ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chippewa was $17,336, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Chippewa residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Chippewa, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $392. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $639.
Mecosta County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chippewa political report.
The average commute time for Chippewa workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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