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Chippewa County, Minnesota
Map of Minnesota highlighting Chippewa County
Location in the state of Minnesota
Map of the U.S. highlighting Minnesota
Minnesota's location in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1862 [1]
Named for Chippewa Indians, Chippewa River
Seat Montevideo
Largest city Montevideo
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

588 sq mi (1,522 km²)
583 sq mi (1,509 km²)
5 sq mi (13 km²), 0.85%
 - (2000)
 - Density

22/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Chippewa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2000, the population is 13,088. Its county seat is Montevideo6.

Geography[edit | edit source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,522 km² (588 sq mi). 1,509 km² (583 sq mi) of it is land and 13 km² (5 sq mi) of it (0.85%) is water.

Lakes[edit | edit source]

Major Highways[edit | edit source]

Adjacent counties[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,088 people, 5,361 households, and 3,597 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (22/sq mi). There were 5,855 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.78% White, 0.18% Black or African American, 1.00% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.8% were of Norwegian and 36.8% German ancestry according to Census 2000.

Age pyramid of county residents based on 2000 U.S. census data.

There were 5,361 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 29.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.10% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 20.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,582, and the median income for a family was $45,160. Males had a median income of $30,556 versus $20,384 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,039. About 4.80% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 9.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit | edit source]

Cities Townships

† Only a part of Granite Falls extends into Chippewa County; most of it is in Yellow Medicine County.

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 45°02′N 95°34′W / 45.03, -95.56

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