Chippewa County is located in west-central Minnesota. The County Seat is Montevideo and the largest city is Montevideo. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.chippewa.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,110 and the 2010 census population was 12,441. The land area is 581.12 square miles and there are 21.4 persons per square mile.
95.4% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 5.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 1.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.9% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 87.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,100, there are 5,093 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,993, the median household income is $49,434, and 10.6% of the persons in Chippewa County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,349. Retail sales (in $1000) were $168,339, and sales per capita were $13,563. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 22.2%.
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