Chippewa County

Chippewa County is located in the northeastern corner of the Upper Peninsula and is connected by a bridge to Ontario, Canada. This 2,698-square-mile county is the most populous in the region, with more than 39,000 residents as of the 2010 census. It is also the second-largest county in Michigan by land area. Chippewa County enjoys miles of shoreline along the St. Marys River, as well as frontage on Lake Huron and Lake Superior. Inland, the county is the perfect mix of forest, agricultural land, and urban center. The county seat is located in Sault Ste. Marie – home to the famous Soo Locks. Chippewa County was founded in 1826 and was home to Ojibwe (Chippewa) Indians long before that. Today, the county is home to the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians and the Bay Mills Indian Community.

County Government

Chippewa County
544 Ashmun St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Phone: (906) 635-6854

Chippewa County Official Website


Chippewa County TMA

Chippewa County Population Trends
Year Population
2018 37,517
2017 37,714
2016 37,718
2015 37,980
2014 38,242
2013 38,560
2012 38,981
2011 38,877
2010 38,611