Chetek, WI Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 2,180. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,150 (-1.4% change)
Males: 1,050 (48.2%), Females: 1,130 (51.8%)

Barron County

Zip code: 54728

Median resident age: 42.6 years
Median household income: $31,270
Median house value: $73,200

Races in Chetek:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (33.3%), Norwegian (22.9%), Irish (9.7%), Polish (9.3%), English (7.5%), Swedish (4.9%).

Elevation: 1055 feet

Land area: 2.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chetek

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chetek city

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 14.9%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

0.6% Foreign born

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

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Chetek:

  • LAKEVIEW MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; RICE LAKE, WI)
  • BARRON MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER MAYO (about 16 miles; BARRON, WI)
  • BLOOMER MEDICAL CTR (about 19 miles; BLOOMER, WI)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chetek:

  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY REGIONAL (about 35 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Abbreviation: EAU)
  • LA CROSSE MUNI (about 104 miles; LA CROSSE, WI; Abbreviation: LSE)
  • DULUTH INTL (about 111 miles; DULUTH, MN; Abbreviation: DLH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chetek:

  • CHETEK MUNI-SOUTHWORTH (about 2 miles; CHETEK, WI; Abbreviation: Y23)
  • RICE LAKE REGIONAL – CARL’S FIELD (about 11 miles; RICE LAKE, WI; Abbreviation: RPD)
  • BARRON MUNI (about 14 miles; BARRON, WI; Abbreviation: 9Y7)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chetek:

  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-STOUT (about 37 miles; MENOMONIE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,183)
  • WISCONSIN INDIANHEAD TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 38 miles; Shell Lake, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,045)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-EAU CLAIRE (about 39 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,866)
  • CHIPPEWA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 39 miles; EAU CLAIRE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,601)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-RIVER FALLS (about 74 miles; RIVER FALLS, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,491)
  • WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 89 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 6,568)
  • SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA (about 89 miles; WINONA, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,969)

Schools

Public high school in Chetek:

  • CHETEK HI (Students: 371; Location: 1001 KNAPP ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chetek:

  • ROSELAWN EL (Students: 472; Location: 1201 6TH ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHETEK MID (Students: 255; Location: 1001 KNAPP ST; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Chetek:

  • CALHOUN MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $43,308; Location: 321 MOORE ST.; 9,019 books; 436 audio materials; 283 video materials; 60 serial subscriptions)