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Chetek, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Chetek had a population of 2,218 as of July 1, 2019. 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 45.3141 and longitude -91.651 in Barron County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chetek 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.


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Chetek, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Chetek, WI Housing Affordability Index is 152
State of Wisconsin Housing Affordability Index is 127
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Chetek, WI Wealth Index is 58
State of Wisconsin Wealth Index is 88
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,218 (100%)
Population in Households 2,136 (96.3%)
Population in Families 1,617 (72.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 82 ( 3.7%)
Population Density 922
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,001
Average Household Income $59,558
Per Capita Income $26,578
Wealth Index4 58

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,120 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 697 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 261 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $149,634
Housing Affordability Index3 152
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 958
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 583
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.01% 0.13%
Households 0.08% 0.15%
Families 0.36% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Chetek, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chetek to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 257 67th
Population Density # 270 65th
Diversity Index # 605 22nd
Median Household Income # 635 19th
Per Capita Income # 513 34th

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