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Population in 2017: 2,150 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.4%
 
Males: 1,005  (46.8%)
Females: 1,145  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

45.7 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 54728.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,443 (it was $31,270 in 2000)
Chetek:

$50,443
WI:

$59,305

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,415 (it was $17,922 in 2000)

Chetek city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,106 (it was $71,600 in 2000)
Chetek:

$123,106
WI:

$178,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $688.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chetek: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 8.6%
(8.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Chetek, WI (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 19 registered sex offenders living in Chetek, Wisconsin as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chetek is 118 to 1.


Crime rates in Chetek by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(46.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(89.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.4)
1
(46.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.4)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(231.7)
5
(231.7)
2
(91.9)
3
(138.8)
2
(93.7)
2
(93.3)
1
(44.8)
2
(89.8)
4
(181.6)
2
(90.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.8)
2
(92.8)
1
(46.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(926.8)
8
(370.7)
20
(918.7)
11
(508.8)
3
(140.5)
5
(233.2)
17
(762.0)
6
(269.3)
7
(317.7)
7
(317.0)
4
(183.2)
13
(595.0)
4
(185.6)
2
(93.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(1,946)
28
(1,297)
26
(1,194)
45
(2,081)
29
(1,358)
26
(1,213)
23
(1,031)
18
(807.9)
18
(817.1)
11
(498.2)
15
(686.8)
17
(778.0)
12
(556.8)
18
(840.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(185.4)
2
(92.7)
3
(137.8)
4
(185.0)
1
(46.8)
1
(46.6)
1
(44.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(274.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(280.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)241.0131.6141.5161.486.787.2178.882.691.260.298.981.9104.9109.3

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City-data.com crime index in Chetek, WI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Wisconsin average:

2.15
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Norwegian (10.2%), Polish (7.6%), American (5.6%), Irish (3.6%), European (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1891

Elevation: 1055 feet

Land area: 2.35 square miles.

Population density: 913 people per square mile   (low).

Chetek, Wisconsin map

120 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 1.4% Europe, 0.8% Africa).

This city:

5.3%
Wisconsin:

4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,401 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,407 (2.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 45.32 N, Longitude: 91.65 W

Area code: 715

Distribution of median household income in Chetek, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chetek, WI in 2017
Chetek satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $79,100
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $143,300
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $38,400
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $316,700
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Chetek, WI residents
Average permit cost in Chetek, WI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Wisconsin:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +171 (+8.5%).
Most common industries in Chetek, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Food (7.0%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Food (8.8%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Wood products (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Truck transportation (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.4%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.4%)
  • Food (5.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Chetek, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

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 the city 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 Chetek 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 Chetek 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 (13).
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

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:

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Chetek:

Marital status in Chetek, WI
  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

For population 25 years and over in Chetek:

  • High school or higher: 88.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chetek
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chetek, WI (based on Barron County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

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.
Wisconsin:

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:
Here:

8.5%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.2%
Wisconsin:

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

14.1%
Wisconsin:

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 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Welfare 49$185,706$45,47992$138,663
Police Protection - Officers 5$24,204$58,0900$0
Other Government Administration 4$18,720$56,1604$1,440
Streets and Highways 4$21,430$64,2900$0
Solid Waste Management 2$9,229$55,3740$0
Local Libraries 1$2,177$26,1244$3,392
Sewerage 1$4,539$54,4680$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 4$671
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$442
Health 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 66$266,005$48,365105$144,608

Chetek government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $157,000 ($73.02)
    Libraries: $61,000 ($28.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000 ($26.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($13.02)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($11.63)
    Air Transportation: $22,000 ($10.23)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.47)
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $5,917,000 ($2752.09)
    Police Protection: $591,000 ($274.88)
    Sewerage: $406,000 ($188.84)
    Regular Highways: $315,000 ($146.51)
    Water Utilities: $227,000 ($105.58)
    Central Staff Services: $210,000 ($97.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $203,000 ($94.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $93,000 ($43.26)
    Libraries: $91,000 ($42.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000 ($31.16)
    Air Transportation: $45,000 ($20.93)
    Health - Other: $38,000 ($17.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $35,000 ($16.28)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $29,000 ($13.49)
    Financial Administration: $23,000 ($10.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $313,000 ($145.58)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $138,000 ($64.19)
    Other - General - Other: $92,000 ($42.79)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $85,000 ($39.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $30,000 ($13.95)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($11.16)
    Central Staff Services: $18,000 ($8.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,435,000 ($2062.79)

Chetek government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $5,628,000 ($2617.67)
    Sewerage: $395,000 ($183.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $259,000 ($120.47)
    Regular Highways: $65,000 ($30.23)
    Air Transportation: $37,000 ($17.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($2.33)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $72,000 ($33.49)
    Sewerage: $50,000 ($23.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $277,000 ($128.84)
    General Revenue - Other: $168,000 ($78.14)
    Interest Earnings: $50,000 ($23.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $42,000 ($19.53)
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000 ($19.53)
    Rents: $35,000 ($16.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $305,000 ($141.86)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $575,000 ($267.44)
    Highways: $184,000 ($85.58)
    Other: $21,000 ($9.77)
  • Tax - Property: $1,240,000 ($576.74)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $45,000 ($20.93)
    Other: $20,000 ($9.30)
    Other License: $10,000 ($4.65)

Chetek government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,802,000 ($3163.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,169,000 ($2869.30)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,573,000 ($1196.74)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,940,000 ($902.33)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $378,000 ($175.81)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $331,000 ($153.95)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $47,000 ($21.86)

Chetek government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,317,000 ($2007.91)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $411,000 ($191.16)

5.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, WI  0.44% ($34,012 average AGI)
from Chippewa County, WI  0.39% ($40,653)
from Washburn County, WI  0.37% ($34,563)


5.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,409 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Eau Claire County, WI  0.48% ($40,226 average AGI)
to Polk County, WI  0.48% ($33,860)
to Washburn County, WI  0.43% ($36,470)
Businesses in Chetek, WI
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1True Value1
Subway1U-Haul1
Super 81UPS1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Chetek fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 200ft / 61.3mTotal length
  • $1,306,000Total costs
  • 56,520Total average daily traffic
  • 1,798Total average daily truck traffic
  • 54,695Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chetek, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chetek, WI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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:
  • Lat: 45.283167 Lon: -91.666083, Call Sign: WQWW669,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.325 MHz, 462.000 MHz, 466.325 MHz, 467.000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/10/2015, Expiration Date: 12/10/2025, Certifier: Shane Sabin, Registrant: Ancom Communications, 1800 Cliff Road E Suite 17, Burnsville, MN 55337, Phone: (952) 807-3742, Fax: (952) 808-0034, Email:
  • Lat: 45.313917 Lon: -91.660250, Call Sign: WRAR974,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.362 MHz, 452.112 MHz, 456.362 MHz, 456.762 MHz, 457.112 MHz, Grant Date: 02/12/2018, Expiration Date: 02/12/2028, Certifier: Bryan Johnson, Registrant: Rassbach Communications Svc., 405 N. Hastings Place, Eau Claire, WI 54703, Phone: (715) 832-6763, Fax: (715) 832-1698, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/26/2018, Expiration Date: 11/09/2028, 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:
  • Chetek, Lat: 45.310333 Lon: -91.655722, Type: Tank, Structure height: 30 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WQOR464,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2012, Expiration Date: 01/06/2022, Certifier: Ross Wilson, Registrant: Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10, 725 W. Park Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729, Phone: (715) 720-2069, 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:

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:

45 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 18. The highest number of fire incidents - 26 took place in 2009, and the least - 5 in 2013. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chetek, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.1%), and Outside Fires (32.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chetek, WI
    • 11645.1%Structure Fires
    • 8432.7%Outside Fires
    • 4216.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 155.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chetek, WI
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chetek, WI
  • 70.4%Utility gas
  • 16.7%Electricity
  • 10.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chetek, WI
  • 61.9%Utility gas
  • 36.8%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below 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+)"
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