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Population in 2012: 2,207 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.2%
 

Males: 1,031  (46.7%)
Females: 1,176  (53.3%)

Median resident age:  44.7 years
Wisconsin median age:  42.6 years

Zip codes: 54728.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,813 (it was $31,270 in 2000)
Chetek:

$33,813
WI:

$51,059
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,047

Chetek city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $110,850 (it was $71,600 in 2000)
Chetek:

$110,850
WI:

$165,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $127,302; Detached houses: $130,674; Townhouses or other attached units: $207,134; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $213,052; Mobile homes: $41,642

Median gross rent in 2012: $586.

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  • White alone - 2,146 (96.6%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.05%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chetek: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.0%), Norwegian (15.6%), United States (11.7%), Polish (10.6%), Irish (8.9%), English (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 1055 feet

Land area: 2.35 square miles.

Population density: 937 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Chetek:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chetek city:

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Wisconsin:  4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,255 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,560 (2.2%)

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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,300

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.32 N, Longitude: 91.65 W

Area code: 715

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Crime rates in Chetek by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 110000020
per 100,000 46.146.30.00.00.00.00.089.60.0
Robberies 000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.044.9
Assaults 555232212
per 100,000 230.3231.7231.791.9138.893.793.344.889.8
Burglaries 6208201135176
per 100,000 276.4926.8370.7918.7508.8140.5233.2762.0269.3
Thefts 454228264529262318
per 100,000 2072.81946.21297.51194.32081.41358.31212.71030.9807.9
Auto thefts 442341110
per 100,000 184.2185.492.7137.8185.046.846.644.80.0
Arson 000000N/A00
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0N/A0.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 197.6238.2130.1139.9159.685.786.2176.881.6

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Crime rate in Chetek detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Wisconsin average:

2.22

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Wisconsin:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +171 (+8.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Chetek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 43% greater 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.

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: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: J. B. Van Hollen - Lawyer.


Hospital/medical center in Chetek:

  • KNAPP HAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 725 KNAPP ST)

Other hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; BARRON, WI)

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chetek:

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout (about 34 miles; Menomonie, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,101)
  • University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (about 37 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 9,913)
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College (about 38 miles; Eau Claire, WI; FT enrollment: 3,059)
  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (about 58 miles; River Falls, WI; FT enrollment: 5,911)
  • Century Community and Technical College (about 68 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 4,930)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 74 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,673)
  • Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College (about 76 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,404)

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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)

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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

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

CHETEK WATERWORKS (Population served: 1931, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-27-2001)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 142 regular monitoring violations
LUTHER PARK BIBLE CAMP (DINING HALL & CABINS) (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1999 and DEC-1999, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2004)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St No addtl Formal Action needed (SEP-19-1996), St Public Notif requested (SEP-19-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-19-1996), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2002)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
NORTHWOODS BREW PUB & GRILL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
LUTHER PARK BIBLE CAMP (POOL & CABINS) (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
NORTHLAND RESORT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate-Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-1997), St No addtl Formal Action needed (MAR-01-1998), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
NARROWS, THE (Population served: 26, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
LURED IN LODGE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUN-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Other (AUG-31-2005)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
LAKEVIEW RESORT (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-03-2003), St Public Notif requested (JUL-03-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2003), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-2003), St Public Notif issued (SEP-11-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between AUG-2004 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Other (OCT-24-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between OCT-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Other (JUN-01-2005)
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between JUL-02-2003 and SEP-11-2003, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2003)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

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

  • LAKESHORE RESORT (Population served: 60, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOTTS LANDING RESIDENCE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LOTTS LANDING (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MORNING SUN RESORT 1 (HOUSE & CABINS) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKESHORE RESORT - CABINS, CMPGD (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MORNING SUN RESORT 2 (FISH HOUSE & CABIN) (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PINE ACRES RESORT & CAMPGROUND (Serves MN, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PONDEROSA BAR (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.2%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chetek, WI

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 compared to Wisconsin state average:

Chetek, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chetek travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.61%
Here62.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents33.2%31.4%9.2%7.7%3.2%
Congregations21.3%11.3%10.0%10.0%2.5%
Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)New Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.5%1.5%1.5%1.2%9.5%
Congregations3.8%1.3%3.8%3.8%32.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Barron County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

9.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Barron County:

8.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Barron County:

28.2%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$17,083$51,2490$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$1,834
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$375
Police Protection - Officers 5$20,194$48,4662$3,182
Streets and Highways 5$22,049$52,9180$0
Welfare 47$137,407$35,083106$122,702
Solid Waste Management 2$7,204$43,2240$0
Sewerage 1$4,202$50,4240$0
Local Libraries 1$1,594$19,1284$1,966
Other and Unallocable 1$1,714$20,5681$1,335
Totals for Government 66$211,447$38,445119$131,394

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

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $144,000 ($65.25)
    General: $27,000 ($12.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($3.17)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($2.27)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.45)
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $3,587,000 ($1625.28)
    Police Protection: $385,000 ($174.44)
    Housing & Community Development: $292,000 ($132.31)
    Regular Highways: $291,000 ($131.85)
    Sewerage: $282,000 ($127.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $180,000 ($81.56)
    Water Utilities: $160,000 ($72.50)
    Central Staff Services: $138,000 ($62.53)
    Parks & Recreation: $112,000 ($50.75)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($47.12)
    Fire Protection: $82,000 ($37.15)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($25.37)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $54,000 ($24.47)
    Libraries: $38,000 ($17.22)
    Health Services - Other: $19,000 ($8.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $12,000 ($5.44)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($5.44)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($4.08)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $208,000 ($94.25)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $77,000 ($34.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($34.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $20,000 ($9.06)
    Central Staff: $18,000 ($8.16)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($4.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,172,000 ($1437.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($23.56)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $4,000 ($1.81)
  • Charges - All Other: $3,635,000 ($1647.03)
    Sewerage: $223,000 ($101.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $204,000 ($92.43)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($3.17)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($2.72)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $51,000 ($23.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $251,000 ($113.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $190,000 ($86.09)
    Rents: $41,000 ($18.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $125,000 ($56.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $500,000 ($226.55)
    Housing & Community Development: $218,000 ($98.78)
    Highways: $120,000 ($54.37)
    All Other: $21,000 ($9.52)
  • Tax - Property: $756,000 ($342.55)
    NEC: $28,000 ($12.69)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $872,000 ($395.11)
    Industrial Revenue: $742,000 ($336.20)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,594,000 ($1175.35)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $45,000 ($20.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,506,000 ($682.37)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($53.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $975,000 ($441.78)
    Water Utilities: $725,000 ($328.50)
    Industrial Revenue: $711,000 ($322.16)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $31,000 ($14.05)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $158,000 ($71.59)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($12.69)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $361,000 ($163.57)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,526,000 ($1144.54)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $865,000 ($391.93)

5.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,452 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Wisconsin average:

6.06%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, WI  0.46% ($32,859 average AGI)
from Washburn County, WI  0.42% ($21,526)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.31% ($34,561)


5.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,839 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
Wisconsin average:

6.22%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.48% ($23,830 average AGI)
to Polk County, WI  0.45% ($23,988)
to Chippewa County, WI  0.39% ($38,732)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Chetek, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 11
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 10
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 16
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Wisconsin average:
  • Fatal accident count: 85
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 128
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 93
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 212
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Chetek fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 31 meters (102ft)
Total costs: $763,000
Total average daily traffic: 16,620
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 16,620

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Hwy 53 At Hwy I (Lat: 45.303583 Lon: -91.657667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: KNNQ865
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/1996, Expiration Date: 03/29/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2001, Certifier: Diane Miller
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/08/2013, Expiration Date: 03/08/2023, Certifier: Dianne K Knowlton
    Registrant: Vaisala Inc., 194 South Taylor Avenue, Louisville, CO 80027, Phone: (303) 402-4741, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Various Locations (Lat: 45.314111 Lon: -91.672389), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPOQ712
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.418 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/15/2008, Expiration Date: 11/09/2018
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2010, Expiration Date: 03/19/2020, Certifier: Rick Vergin
    Registrant: Americas Communications LLC, 2502 E University Drive Bld B-2 Suite 290, Phoenix, AZ 85034, Phone: (602) 304-1760, Fax: (877) 284-0791, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Mary J Stout
    Registrant: Vaisala Inc., 194 South Taylor Ave., Louisville, CO 80027, Phone: (303) 402-4741, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (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:

39 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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
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