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Chetek, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

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The City of Chetek had a population of 2,184 as of July 1, 2017. Chetek ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chetek is located at latitude 45.3161 and longitude -91.6532 in Barron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chetek (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.71 sq. miles. Barron County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,050 feet.

The City of Chetek (GNIS ID: 1582951) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chetek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Chetek, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,184
Daytime Population: Workers 1,232
Daytime Population: Residents 1,194
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,426
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 2,103
Population in Familes 1,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 81
Population Density2 901
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $41,864
Average Household Income $54,761
Per Capita Income $24,748


Total Housing Units 1,104 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 633 (57.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 306 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 165 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $136,111
Average Home Value $168,948


Total Households 939
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 574
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.23% 0.02%
Households -0.17% 0.02%
Families 0.24% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Chetek, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chetek to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 255 67th
Population Density # 283 64th
Diversity Index # 588 25th
Median Household Income # 675 13th
Per Capita Income # 549 29th

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