Chetek, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 2,210 (91% urban, 9% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 
Males: 1,032  (46.7%)
Females: 1,178  (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 (it was $17,922 in 2000)

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 2009: 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%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chetek: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.5%), Norwegian (15.5%), United States (14.2%), Polish (10.4%), Irish (8.7%), English (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 1055 feet

Land area: 2.35 square miles.

Population density: 938 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: 85.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chetek city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 18.2%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.4%
Wisconsin:  4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Chetek, Wisconsin as of March 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chetek to the number of sex offenders is 213 to 1.


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%)

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:

  • 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

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
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) 197.7238.3130.1139.9159.685.786.2176.881.7

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Wisconsin average:

2.22
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.9%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

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%)

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

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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: 3

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:

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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:

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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: 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)
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
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

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Chetek compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.61%
Here: 62.6%
USA: 50.2%

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.
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%
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 ($65.16)
    General: $27,000 ($12.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($3.17)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($2.26)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.45)
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $3,587,000 ($1623.08)
    Police Protection: $385,000 ($174.21)
    Housing & Community Development: $292,000 ($132.13)
    Regular Highways: $291,000 ($131.67)
    Sewerage: $282,000 ($127.60)
    Solid Waste Management: $180,000 ($81.45)
    Water Utilities: $160,000 ($72.40)
    Central Staff Services: $138,000 ($62.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $112,000 ($50.68)
    General - Other: $104,000 ($47.06)
    Fire Protection: $82,000 ($37.10)
    Financial Administration: $56,000 ($25.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $54,000 ($24.43)
    Libraries: $38,000 ($17.19)
    Health Services - Other: $19,000 ($8.60)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $12,000 ($5.43)
    General Public Buildings: $12,000 ($5.43)
    Air Transportation: $9,000 ($4.07)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $1,000 ($0.45)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $208,000 ($94.12)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $77,000 ($34.84)
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($34.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $20,000 ($9.05)
    Central Staff: $18,000 ($8.14)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($4.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,172,000 ($1435.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $52,000 ($23.53)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $4,000 ($1.81)
  • Charges - All Other: $3,635,000 ($1644.80)
    Sewerage: $223,000 ($100.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $204,000 ($92.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($3.17)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($2.71)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.90)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $51,000 ($23.08)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $251,000 ($113.57)
    General Revenue, NEC: $190,000 ($85.97)
    Rents: $41,000 ($18.55)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $125,000 ($56.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $500,000 ($226.24)
    Housing & Community Development: $218,000 ($98.64)
    Highways: $120,000 ($54.30)
    All Other: $21,000 ($9.50)
  • Tax - Property: $756,000 ($342.08)
    NEC: $28,000 ($12.67)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $872,000 ($394.57)
    Industrial Revenue: $742,000 ($335.75)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,594,000 ($1173.76)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $45,000 ($20.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,506,000 ($681.45)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($53.85)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $975,000 ($441.18)
    Water Utilities: $725,000 ($328.05)
    Industrial Revenue: $711,000 ($321.72)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $31,000 ($14.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $158,000 ($71.49)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($12.67)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $361,000 ($163.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,526,000 ($1142.99)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $865,000 ($391.40)

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.)

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

Chetek, Wisconsin:
  • Fatal accident count: 10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 12
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Wisconsin average:
  • Fatal accident count: 85
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 127
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 36
  • Fatalities: 92
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 211
  • 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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