Data & Demographics

Chippewa County Profile

Chippewa County offers a pro-business atmosphere and opportunities for growth for new and existing businesses in all of its key communities: Bloomer, Boyd, Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Cornell, Lake Hallie, New Auburn and Stanley.

Among the county’s top private sector employers are Associated Milk Producers Inc., Berry Plastics, Cray Inc., TTM Technologies Inc., Nordson EDI and Spectrum Industries, which was named 2014 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.

The county is home to exceptional educational institutions including the Chippewa Valley Technical College, which offers customized training to meet the workforce needs of area businesses. Additional universities and colleges such as Globe, Lakeland, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stout are easily accessible to Chippewa County residents.

Chippewa County is served by a network of state and U.S. highways: U.S. Highway 53 and State Highways 27, 29, 40, 64, 124, 178. Air service is provided by the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, and three railroads–Union Pacific, Progressive Rail and Canadian National–serve Chippewa County.

Chippewa County, Wisconsin, CCEDC,

Population

With 65,828 people, Chippewa County is the 24th most populated county in the state of Wisconsin out of 72 counties.  Chippewa County has a population growth rate pf 0.52% by the year 2025 the population is estimated to be 67,583.  The median age for the county is 41 years old.

Housing & Income

Within Chippewa County there is 28,989 housing units with 26,093 of them being currently occupied by owners or renters.  The average home value in Chippewa County is $214,764 with a per capita income growth rate of nearly 2%.  Looking at the information below you are able to see income projections over the next 5 years in Chippewa County.

Workforce

About 60% of Chippewa Counties residents actually work in Chippewa County itself.  Chippewa County has a diverse economy with many skilled and manual job opportunities.  Some of the main workforce sectors in the county are Manufacturing, Healthcare, and retail Small Businesses.

Education

When you combine our mid-west work ethic with our nationally recognized quality school districts and post-secondary schools, our education is the foundation for a pool of qualified, reliable, and talented workforce to support diversified business growth and strong community.  The supply of skilled graduates is a significant asset to the county as it tends to be easier to get people already living in a community to stay or move back opposed to attracting individuals unfamiliar with the area.  Chippewa County also does a fine job of attracting youth to the community for education and work purposes.

Transportation Convenience 

Close communities in Chippewa County, WI means having a shorter commute time (21.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). You’ll find yourself going from city to countryside in no time. And outside of the city limits, the cost of housing tends to be even lower.

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