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Chippewa County

UNITED STATES

Population    
Population estimates, July 1, 2015 38,033 321,418,820
Population estimates, July 1, 2014 38,321 318,857,056
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010 38,673 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010 38,673 308,758,105
Population, percent change – April 2010 to July 2015 -2 4
Population, percent change – April 2010 to July  2014 -1 3
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 38,520 308,745,538
Age and Sex    
Persons under 5 years, percent, July 1, 2014 5 6
Persons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 2010 5 7
Persons under 18 years, percent, July 1, 2014 19 23
Persons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 2010 20 24
Persons 65 years and over, percent, July 1, 2014 16 15
Persons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 2010 15 13
Female persons, percent, July 1, 2014 45 51
Female persons, percent, April 1, 2010 45 51
Population Characteristics    
Veterans, 2010-2014 3,656 20,700,711
Foreign born persons, percent, 2010-2014 3 13
Housing    
Housing units, July 1, 2014 21,217 133,957,180
Housing units, April 1, 2010 21,253 131,704,730
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2010-2014 70 64
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2014 101,500 175,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2010-2014 1,044 1,522
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2010-2014 393 457
Median gross rent, 2010-2014 612 920
Building permits, 2014 38 1,046,363
Families and Living Arrangements    
Households, 2010-2014 14,382 116,211,092
Persons per household, 2010-2014 2 3
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2010-2014 83 85
Education    
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2010-2014 89 86
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2010-2014 19 29
Health    
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2010-2014 14 9
Persons   without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent 17 12
Economy    
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2010-2014 52 64
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2010-2014 58 59
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) 136,272 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) 170,051 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) 90,140 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) 145,396 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) 454,116 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 11,669 13,443
Transportation    
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2010-2014 17 26
Income and Poverty    
Median household income (in 2014 dollars), 2010-2014 40,828 53,482
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2014 dollars), 2010-2014 20,563 28,555
Persons in poverty, percent 20 15
Businesses Chippewa County UNITED STATES
Total employer establishments, 2013 808 7,488,353
Total employment, 2013 8,921 118,266,253
Total annual payroll, 2013 249,850 5,621,697,325
Total employment, percent change, 2012-2013 2 2
Total nonemployer establishments, 2013 1,987 23,005,620
All firms, 2012 2,352 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,250 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 696 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 345 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,823 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 244 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,936 24,070,685
Geography Chippewa County UNITED STATES
Population per square mile, 2010 25 87
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,558 3,531,905

Climate (Average Temperatures)

High (ºF) Low (ºF)
Summer 75 52
Winter 21 5
Snowfall 115 inches annually
Rainfall 33 inches annually

 

Industrial Parks

Chippewa County Air Industrial Park 1,850 acres rail spur, primary airport 7,200’ and 5,200’ runway
Sault Ste. Marie Air Industrial Park 619 acres  
Sault Industrial Park    
64 acres State Certified Park & Foreign Trade Zone

 

Transportation

Air Service: Chippewa County International Airport (CIU)
Passenger Service: Delta Airlines, Sanderson Field (Sault) – General Aviation
Daily Air Service: FedEx, UPS, USPS
Rail Carriers: Canadian National Railway
Ground Service – Bus lines: Indian Trails, EUPTA (Eastern UP Transit Authority), CLMCAA (Chip-Luce-Mack Community Action Agency)
Marine: Carbide Dock (Sault), Port Drummond (Lake Huron), Rice Coal Dock (Sault), Sault Ste. Marie (Soo Locks)

 

Utilities

Electricity: Cloverland Electric
Natural Gas: DTE Energy
Water and Sewer: Municipal in Sault Ste. Marie, Kinross Charter Township, DeTour Village, Well & septic in all other areas.
Cable TV: Charter Communications
Waste Disposal: Waste Management, Smith Sanitation, Republic Waste Services

Cultural & Recreation Opportunities

Casinos Sault (1) Bay Mills (2)
Lighthouses (7)    
City, County and Township Parks    
National Forest Campgrounds (13)    
Numerous city, township and state parks    
Campgrounds (41)    
Campsites (1,984)    
Hotel/motel rooms (1,493)    
Great Lakes Shoreline (456 miles)    
Soo Theatre Project – featuring live performance, film, education    
LSSU Arts Center, Planetarium, Library Gallery    
River of History Museum    
Alberta House – Olive Craig Gallery, and the Alberta House Shop    
Museum Ship Valley Camp    
River of History Museum    
ORV Trails    
Hiking, skiing, bike trails (145 miles)    
Snowmobile trails (220 miles)    
Scenic highway (91 miles)    
Golf courses (7)    
Tahquamenon Scenic Heritage Route    

Development Partners

Chippewa County EDC

5019 Airport Drive, Kincheloe, MI 49788

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