Chetek, Wisconsin

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the World

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2014: 2,191 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.5%
 
Males: 1,066  (48.7%)
Females: 1,125  (51.3%)
Median resident age:  42.2 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 54728.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,469 (it was $31,270 in 2000)
Chetek:

$35,469
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,420 (it was $17,922 in 2000)

Chetek city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $112,081 (it was $71,600 in 2000)
Chetek:

$112,081
WI:

$163,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $619.

Business Profiles
Profiles of local businesses
Put your B&M business profile right here for free. 50,000 businesses already created their profiles!
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Chetek, WI (2010)

    Chetek races chart
    • 2,14696.6%White alone
    • 391.8%Hispanic
    • 150.7%Two or more races
    • 90.4%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Asian alone
    • 50.2%Black alone
    • 10.05%Other race alone

Races in Chetek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Chetek: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Chetek, WI forum
Recent posts about Chetek, Wisconsin on our local forum with over 1,900,000 registered users. Chetek is mentioned 26 times on our forum:
Relocation to Chetek or Wausau  (3 replies)
Life in Northern Wisconsin  (34 replies)
Top 5 Fav. WI Cities  (48 replies)
Relocating to Wisconsin from MI...need advice  (23 replies)
If your thinking about moving to WI  (67 replies)
Get to know the CD users of Wisconsin  (69 replies)

Latest news from Chetek, WI collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (29.1%), Norwegian (15.5%), United States (9.9%), Irish (8.6%), Polish (6.4%), English (5.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 1055 feet

Land area: 2.35 square miles.

Population density: 930 people per square mile   (low).

Chetek,WI real estate house value index trend

Chetek, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Chetek:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chetek city:

  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

29 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Chetek, Wisconsin as of July 31, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Chetek to the number of sex offenders is 190 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,291 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,418 (2.2%)

Chetek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eau Claire, WI (35.7 miles , pop. 61,704).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (75.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (312.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Prairie Lake, WI (1.9 miles ), Dovre, WI (2.3 miles ), Sioux Creek, WI (2.5 miles ), Cameron, WI (2.7 miles ), Dallas, WI (3.0 miles ), New Auburn, WI (3.0 miles ), Rusk, WI (3.0 miles ), Barron, WI (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 45.32 N, Longitude: 91.65 W

Area code: 715

Chetek household income distribution Chetek home values distribution

Crime rates in Chetek by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 110000020N/AN/A
per 100,000 46.146.30.00.00.00.00.089.60.0N/AN/A
Robberies 00000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.044.90.00.0
Assaults 55523221242
per 100,000 230.3231.7231.791.9138.893.793.344.889.8181.690.6
Burglaries 620820113517677
per 100,000 276.4926.8370.7918.7508.8140.5233.2762.0269.3317.7317.0
Thefts 4542282645292623181811
per 100,000 2,072.81,946.21,297.51,194.32,081.41,358.31,212.71,030.9807.9817.1498.2
Auto thefts 44234111000
per 100,000 184.2185.492.7137.8185.046.846.644.80.00.00.0
Arson 000000N/A0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6) 197.3237.9129.9139.7159.485.586.1176.681.590.159.5

(click on a table row to update graph)

City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chetek detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Wisconsin average:

2.23
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +171 (+8.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Chetek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Chetek, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chetek, Wisconsin average temperatures Chetek, Wisconsin average precipitation Chetek, Wisconsin humidity Chetek, Wisconsin wind speed Chetek, Wisconsin snowfall Chetek, Wisconsin sunshine Chetek, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Chetek-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Wisconsin state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Chetek city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 7/30/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chetek-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 95% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 214.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 226.2 miles away from Chetek center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 300.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 388.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 254.4 miles away from Chetek center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Barron County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chetek topographic map

Birthplace of: J. B. Van Hollen - Lawyer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Chetek:

  • KNAPP HAVEN NURSING HOME (725 KNAPP ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Chetek:

  • DALLAS CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DALLAS, WI)
  • MAYO DIALYSIS - BARRON (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BARRON, WI)
  • MAYO CLINIC HEALTH SYSTEM - NORTHLAND, INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; BARRON, WI)
  • BARRON CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BARRON, WI)
  • LAKEVIEW MEDICAL CTR HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; RICE LAKE, WI)
  • HERITAGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; RICE LAKE, WI)
  • LAKEVIEW MEDICAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; RICE LAKE, WI)

airports located in Chetek:

See details about airports located in Chetek, WI

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chetek:

  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 33 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,414)
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 33 miles; Menomonie, WI; FT enrollment: 8,120)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 37 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 10,143)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 37 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 4,038)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 58 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,868)
  • Century College (about 68 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 74 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)

Public high schools in Chetek:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chetek:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chetek:

  • PLEASANT VIEW AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 1886 7TH AVE, Grades: 1-8)
  • SUNNY MEADOW AMISH SCHOOL (Students: 12, Location: 4TH AVE BETWEEN 2027 & 2065, Grades: 1-8)
See full list of schools located in Chetek

Library in Chetek:

  • CALHOUN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $107,325; Location: 321 MOORE ST.; 14,811 books; 4,723 e-books; 4,951 audio materials; 1,373 video materials; 28 state licensed databases; 7 other licensed databases; 45 print serial subscriptions)

Click to draw/clear city borders

Notable locations in Chetek: Chetek Wastewater Treatment Plant (A), Chetek Volunteer Fire District (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chetek include: Advent Christian Church (A), Chetek Full Gospel Tabernacle (B), Chetek Lutheran Church (C), Chetek United Methodist Church (D), Saint Boniface Catholic Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Bailey Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotels: Grand View Lodge Motel & Resort (1026 2nd Street), Chain of Lakes Motel (1002 Dallas Street), Gilly's Get-A-Way (2544 Cty Highway D), Canoe Bay Lodge (W16065 Hogback Road).

Barron County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.6%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.8%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
15 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
95 people in nursing homes in 2000
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Chetek, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Banks with branches in Chetek (2011 data):

  • Sterling Bank: Chetek Branch at 427 Second Street, branch established on 1941/12/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $190.4 mil, Deposits: $170.0 mil, headquarters in Barron, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Wisconsin Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank: 621 Second Street Branch at 621 Second Street, branch established on 1934/12/01. Info updated 2008/01/22: Bank assets: $750.4 mil, Deposits: $668.6 mil, headquarters in Waupaca, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Waupaca Bancorporation, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Wisconsin average:

10.5

Chetek travel time to work - commute Chetek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chetek city (based on Barron County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,83926
Catholic7,7648
Evangelical Protestant6,49242
Other9195
Orthodox--
None19,856-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Barron County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Barron County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

9.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Barron County:

28.2%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chetek:

50.5%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chetek:

45.8%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Chetek:

29.4
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chetek:

21.2%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chetek:

14.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chetek:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chetek:

36.2%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

55.1%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Chetek:

74.5%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chetek, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$18,097$54,2910$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$2,050
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$433
Police Protection - Officers 5$21,637$51,9293$4,079
Streets and Highways 4$20,041$60,1230$0
Welfare 42$129,424$36,978125$168,146
Solid Waste Management 2$7,838$47,0280$0
Sewerage 1$5,223$62,6760$0
Local Libraries 1$1,846$22,1524$2,832
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$3,302
Totals for Government 59$204,106$41,513140$180,842

Chetek government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $144,000 ($65.72)
    General: $27,000 ($12.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($3.19)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($2.28)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.46)
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $3,587,000 ($1637.15)
    Police Protection: $385,000 ($175.72)
    Housing & Community Development: $292,000 ($133.27)
    Regular Highways: $291,000 ($132.82)
    Sewerage: $282,000 ($128.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $180,000 ($82.15)
    Water Utilities: $160,000 ($73.03)
    Central Staff Services: $138,000 ($62.98)
    Parks & Recreation: $112,000 ($51.12)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($47.47)
    Fire Protection: $82,000 ($37.43)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($25.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $54,000 ($24.65)
    Libraries: $38,000 ($17.34)
    Health Services - Other: $19,000 ($8.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $12,000 ($5.48)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($5.48)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($4.11)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $208,000 ($94.93)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $77,000 ($35.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($35.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $20,000 ($9.13)
    Central Staff: $18,000 ($8.22)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($4.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,172,000 ($1447.74)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($23.73)

Chetek government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $4,000 ($1.83)
  • Charges - All Other: $3,635,000 ($1659.06)
    Sewerage: $223,000 ($101.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $204,000 ($93.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($3.19)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($2.74)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $51,000 ($23.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $251,000 ($114.56)
    General Revenue, NEC: $190,000 ($86.72)
    Rents: $41,000 ($18.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $125,000 ($57.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $500,000 ($228.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $218,000 ($99.50)
    Highways: $120,000 ($54.77)
    All Other: $21,000 ($9.58)
  • Tax - Property: $756,000 ($345.05)
    NEC: $28,000 ($12.78)

Chetek government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $872,000 ($397.99)
    Industrial Revenue: $742,000 ($338.66)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,594,000 ($1183.93)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $45,000 ($20.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,506,000 ($687.36)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($54.31)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $975,000 ($445.00)
    Water Utilities: $725,000 ($330.90)
    Industrial Revenue: $711,000 ($324.51)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $31,000 ($14.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $158,000 ($72.11)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($12.78)

Chetek government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $361,000 ($164.76)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,526,000 ($1152.90)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $865,000 ($394.80)

5.13% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,155 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Polk County, WI  0.48% ($25,300 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.39% ($31,616)
from Washburn County, WI  0.38% ($25,083)


5.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.52% ($27,622 average AGI)
to Polk County, WI  0.47% ($27,404)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.35% ($35,123)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chetek:

  • WAQE (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WMEQ (880 AM; 10 kW; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WAYY (790 AM; 5 kW; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEAQ (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WJMC (1240 AM; 1 kW; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chetek:

  • WATQ (106.7 FM; CHETEK, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHWC (88.3 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WMEQ-FM (92.1 FM; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJMC-FM (96.1 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WKFX (97.7 FM; RICE LAKE, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WWIB (103.7 FM; HALLIE, WI; Owner: STEWARDS OF SOUND, INC.)
  • WAQE-FM (97.7 FM; BARRON, WI; Owner: TKC, INC.)
  • WAXX (104.5 FM; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WDRK (99.9 FM; CORNELL, WI; Owner: MAVERICK MEDIA OF EAU CLAIRE LICENSE LLC)
  • WQRB (95.1 FM; BLOOMER, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGMO (95.3 FM; SHELL LAKE, WI; Owner: ZOE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chetek:

  • WHWC-TV (Channel 28; MENOMONIE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WEAU-TV (Channel 13; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WEAU LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WQOW-TV (Channel 18; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Owner: WXOW-WQOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEUX (Channel 48; CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI; Owner: GRANT MEDIA INC.)
Chetek fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Chetek fatal accident list:

Jul 31, 2007 04:00 PM, 2nd St, Moore St, Lat: 45.31547, Lon: -91.65138, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 6, 1996 03:10 PM, M, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 31, 1992 01:30 PM, 53, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 29, 1986 11:45 PM, M, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
May 18, 1985 09:32 PM, Dallas St, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 2
Apr 30, 1981 05:19 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Jul 12, 1979 01:10 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 31m102ftTotal length
  • 9,404Total average daily traffic
  • 9,529Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chetek)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Hwy 53 At Hwy I (Lat: 45.303583 Lon: -91.657667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: KNNQ865
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.600 MHzGrant Date: 03/29/1996, Expiration Date: 03/29/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2001, Certifier: Diane MillerRegistrant: Wisconsin State Patrol Bureau Of Communi, Madison, WI 53707-7912, Fax: (608) 267-4495
  • Chetek Municipal Airport (Lat: 45.311444 Lon: -91.635667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4.8 m, Overall height: 5.2 m, Call Sign: WQQV291
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.087 MHzGrant Date: 03/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/08/2023, Certifier: Dianne K KnowltonRegistrant: Vaisala Inc., 194 South Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027, Phone: (303) 402-4741, Email:
  • Lat: 45.283167 Lon: -91.666083, Call Sign: WQWW669
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.325 MHz, 462.000 MHz, 466.325 MHz, 467.000 MHzGrant Date: 12/10/2015, Expiration Date: 12/10/2025, Certifier: Shane SabinRegistrant: Ancom Communications, 1800 Cliff Road E Suite 17, Burnsville, MN 55337, Phone: (952) 807-3742, Fax: (952) 808-0034, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Various Locations (Lat: 45.314111 Lon: -91.672389), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPOQ712
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHzGrant Date: 08/15/2008, Expiration Date: 11/09/2018Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • SAND CREEK, Zip/Postal Code: 54728 (Lat: 45.219028 Lon: -91.684167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: WQLP404
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/19/2010, Expiration Date: 03/19/2020, Certifier: Rick VerginRegistrant: Americas Communications LLC, 2502 E University Drive Bld B-2 Suite 290, Phoenix, AZ 85034, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, Email:
  • Chetek, Lat: 45.310333 Lon: -91.655722, Type: Tank, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WQOR464
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHzGrant Date: 01/06/2012, Expiration Date: 01/06/2022, Certifier: Ross WilsonRegistrant: Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10, 725 W. Park Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, Phone: (715) 723-0341, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1
  • Chetek Municipal Airport (Lat: 45.310333 Lon: -91.637806), Type: Mast, Structure height: 4.6 m, Overall height: 4.8 m, Call Sign: WQQW570
    Assigned Frequencies: 119.050 MHzGrant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Mary J StoutRegistrant: Vaisala Inc., 194 South Taylor Ave., Louisville, CO 80027, Phone: (303) 402-4741, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chetek)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Chetek)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chetek and their reported violations in the past:

CHETEK WATERWORKS (Population served: 1,931, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2007), St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2007), St Public Notif issued (SEP-24-2007), St Public Notif received (SEP-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
STARDUST THEATER (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JUN-30-2010 and JUL-31-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2010)
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKESHORE RESORT (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-10-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-10-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2006), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2006), St Public Notif issued (SEP-05-2006)
NORTHLAND RESORT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LAKEVIEW RESORT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WOJOS BAR & GRILL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LURED INN (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WILDWOOD RESORT - DEEP WELL (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-16-2010), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2010)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chetek that have no violations reported:

  • LUTHER PARK BIBLE CAMP DINING HALL & CABINS (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LUTHER PARK BIBLE CAMP POOL & CABINS (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SAND BEACH LODGE INC (Population served: 33, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NARROWS RESORT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NARROWS (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TWIN PINES RESORT (Population served: 26, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SOMERSET RESORT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SIX LAKES RESORT-PLAYGROUND (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SIX LAKES RESORT-SHOWER HOUSE 2 (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHADY GROVE RESORT (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 15

Incident types - Chetek

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chetek, WI

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Chetek, WI
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1True Value1
Subway1U-Haul1
Super 81UPS1

Chetek compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Chetek on our top lists:

  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Venezuela (population 500+)"
  • #81 (54728) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Norwegian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 16 pilots and 8 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator

State forum archive:

Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Leland P. Solie (2)
  • John Hassert (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2016.