Chippewa County is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. The County Seat is Sault Ste. Marie and the largest city is Sault Ste. Marie. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.chippewacountymi.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 38,321 and the 2010 census population was 38,673. The land area is 1,558.42 square miles and there are 24.7 persons per square mile.
72% of the population is White, 6.8% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 15.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.9% is two or more races. 89.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 18.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,600, there are 14,605 households, an average of 2.33 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,589, the median household income is $41,637, and 17.7% of the persons in Chippewa County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,932. Retail sales (in $1000) were $369,455, and sales per capita were $9,521. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.2%.
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