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Overview

Introduction to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in Chippewa county, is 10 miles NE of Eau Claire, Wisconsin and 83 miles E of St. Paul, Minnesota. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Eau Claire metropolitan area with.

Chippewa Falls History

Chippewa Falls is located on the Chippewa River. The area was officially incorporated as a city in 1869. It was named because of its location on the Chippewa River, which was named after the Ojibwa Native Americans. The early settlers misheard the word "Ojibwa," and interpreted it as "Chippewa." The community was initially a lumber town, but eventually became a railroad town. The West Wisconsin Railway constructed a line from St. Paul to Milwaukee, which passed through the area at Eau Claire in 1870.

Chippewa Falls and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Wissota State Park
  • James Newman Clark Bird Museum
  • Irvine Park
  • Brunet Island State Park
  • Chippewa Valley Museum
  • Paul Bunyan Logging Camp

Things To Do In Chippewa Falls

While in Chippewa Falls, one can visit nearby parks like the Hoffman Hills State Recreation Area, Lake Wissota State Park, Brunet Island State Park and Pine Point County Park. Local golf courses include the Lake Wissota Golf Club and the Timber Terrace Golf Course. The city hosts the Historic Preservation Celebration every May, the North Wisconsin State Fair every July, Pure Water Days every August and the June Dairy Days every June.

Chippewa Falls Transportation

Rochester International is the nearest major airport.

Chippewa Falls Higher Education

Winona State University, Western Wisconsin Technical College and Chippewa Valley Technical College are the nearby institutions of higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,920
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+6,518
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,235
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,702

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,670
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40.3%
Median Gross Rent$732
Median House Value$119,600

Ancestry

German44.2%
Norwegian17.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.9%
Irish13.7%
French Except Basque6.8%
Polish6.4%
English3.8%
Dutch2.6%
Swedish2%
Italian2%
Scottish1.6%
Czech1.6%
Canadian1.6%
Swiss1.5%
Russian0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Romanian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Slovene0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Haitian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Chippewa Falls Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chippewa County
Standard Zip Codes54729
Company Zip Codes54774
Phone Area Codes715, 534
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.93
Approximate Longitude-91.39

Chippewa Falls Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationEAU CLAIRE RGNL AP
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp3 to 21 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 58 F
Annual Precip32.1 inches
StationSTANLEY
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp-0 to 20 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationHOLCOMBE
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp-2 to 22 F
Apr Temp31 to 55 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp35 to 57 F
Annual Precip31.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Altoona7,350$72,500
Bloomer3,523$68,326
Cadott1,434$51,563
Eau Claire67,945$67,656
Elk Mound1,104$63,229
Fall Creek1,454$61,917

Chippewa Falls Public Libraries

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W. CENTRAL ST.
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
(715) 723-1146

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Chippewa Falls Hospitals

St Josephs Hsptl
(Non-profit)
2661 Cty Hwy I
(715) 717-7200

Chippewa Falls Public Schools

Chippewa Falls High
735 Terrill St
ZIP: 54729
(715) 726-2406
High
Total Enrollment 1440
Chippewa Falls Middle
750 Tropicana Blvd
ZIP: 54729
(715) 726-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1099
Halmstad Elementary
565 E South Ave
ZIP: 54729
(715) 726-2415
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Hillcrest Elementary
1200 Miles St
ZIP: 54729
(715) 726-2405
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Korger-chestnut
140 W Elm St
ZIP: 54729
(715) 726-2416
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Northern Wisconsin Center
2820 E Park Ave
ZIP: 54729
(715) 723-5542
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Parkview Elementary
501 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 54729
(715) 720-3750
Primary
Total Enrollment 498
Southview Elementary
615 A St
ZIP: 54729
(715) 726-2411
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Stillson Elementary
17250 County Highway J
ZIP: 54729
(715) 726-2412
Primary
Total Enrollment 377

Chippewa Falls Private Schools

Christ Lutheran School
467 E Colome St
ZIP: 54729
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
Holy Ghost School
436 S Main St
ZIP: 54729
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
Mcdonell Central Catholic High School
1316 Bel Air Blvd
ZIP: 54729
Secondary
Total Enrollment 146
Notre Dame Middle School
1316 Bel Air Blvd
ZIP: 54729
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
St Charles Borromeo Primary School
1316 Bel Air Blvd
ZIP: 54729
Elementary
Total Enrollment 106
St Peter Elementary School
11370 County Highway Q
ZIP: 54729
Elementary
Total Enrollment 67
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