Chippewa Falls, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Chippewa Falls had a population of 14,016 as of July 1, 2018. Chippewa Falls ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chippewa Falls is located at latitude 44.9347 and longitude -91.3892 in Chippewa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chippewa Falls (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.55 sq. miles. Chippewa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 840 feet.

The City of Chippewa Falls (GNIS ID: 1582958) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Chippewa Falls, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 14,016
Population in Households 13,233
Population in Familes 9,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 783
Population Density2 1,239
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $47,590
Average Household Income $60,595
Per Capita Income $26,593


Total Housing Units 6,501 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,516 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,574 (39.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $133,366
Average Home Value $175,050


Total Households 6,090
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 3,486
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.31% 0.28%
Households 0.39% 0.41%
Families 0.76% 0.28%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

Chippewa Falls, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chippewa Falls to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 61 92nd
Population Density # 175 78th
Diversity Index # 351 55th
Median Household Income # 558 28th
Per Capita Income # 461 41st

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