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Chippewa County, Wisconsin

Chippewa County is a county located in the State of Wisconsin. As of 2000, the population is 55,195. Its county seat is Chippewa Falls6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,697 km² (1,041 mi²). 2,617 km² (1,010 mi²) of it is land and 80 km² (31 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.97% water.

Demographics As of the census1 of 2000, there are 55,195 people, 21,356 households, and 15,013 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km² (55/mi²). There are 22,821 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.85% White, 0.16% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 21,356 households out of which 33.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.30% are married couples living together, 8.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% are non-families. 24.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.00 males.

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