Chetek, Wisconsin Population 2024

2,165

Chetek is a city located in Barron County, Dunn County, and Rusk County Wisconsin. Chetek has a 2024 population of 2,165. Chetek is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually and its population has decreased by -0.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,175 in 2020.

The average household income in Chetek is $62,361 with a poverty rate of 21.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chetek is 46.4 years, 42.2 years for males, and 49.2 years for females.

Chetek Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chetek was:

  • White: 96.25%
  • Other race: 1.1%
  • Asian: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.84%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
902.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.46% (-10)
The current population of Chetek, Wisconsin is 2,165 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,175.

Chetek, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,17996.25%
Other race251.1%
Asian231.02%
Native American190.84%
Two or more races180.8%
Black or African American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Asian

Native American

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chetek Population by Race

Chetek Population Pyramid 2024

Chetek Median Age

46.4

Total

42.2

Male

49.2

Female

Chetek Adults

There are 1,868 adults, (562 of whom are seniors) in Chetek.

Chetek Age Dependency

73.4

Age Dependency Ratio

43

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Chetek Sex Ratio

Female1,10348.72%
Male1,16151.28%

Chetek Population by Age

Chetek Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9062.3969.830.2
Married445377.322.7
Non Family3641.2663.236.8
Male513.3758.841.2
Female464.2860.939.1

2.98

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chetek Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade392.36%
9th to 12th Grade1046.28%
High School Graduate60936.78%
Some College41024.76%
Associates Degree26315.88%
Bachelors Degree16710.08%
Graduate Degree643.86%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chetek Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chetek Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,5771,439216
Hispanic38330
Other Race25200
2+ Races18180
Native American171715
Asian16160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 88.24%.

Chetek Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$34,137$38,415$28,689
Less Than 9th Grade$0$67,829$0
High School Graduate$29,083$33,077$27,750
Some College$37,222$38,786$22,500
Bachelors Degree$48,750$47,321$52,794
Graduate Degree$45,764$45,694$0

$34,137

Average Earnings

$38,415

Average Male

$28,689

Average Female

Chetek Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chetek Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chetek Language

98.37% of Chetek residents speak only English, while 1.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.07% of the population.

Chetek Language

Chetek Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,09245521.75%
Other251352%
Hispanic421330.95%
Native19421.05%

21.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.53%

Male Poverty Rate

22.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chetek

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chetek is Other, with 52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chetek is Native, with 21.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.69%.

Chetek Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.64%
High School20.44%
Some College17.94%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Chetek Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed21.06%
Female Employed7.07%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Chetek Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chetek Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$51,250$62,361
Families$60,500$71,827
Married Families$71,354$-999,999,999
Non Families$38,777$41,078

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chetek Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Chetek Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chetek Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chetek Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chetek Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

137

Number of Veterans

133

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam38
Second Gulf War36
First Gulf War26
Korea21
World War II6

Chetek Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+48
18 to 3432
55 to 6426
65 to 7420
35 to 5411

Chetek Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1347.51%
Hispanic716.67%
2+ Races316.67%

Chetek Veterans by Race

Chetek Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chetek Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Chetek Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chetek Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chetek Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.46%

Born in Chetek

98.98%

Native Born

1.02%

Foreign Born

0.22%

Non Citizen

0.8%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.98% of Chetek residents were born in the United States, with 68.46% having been born in Wisconsin. 0.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Chetek Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,152-3-0.14%
20282,155-2-0.09%
20272,157-3-0.14%
20262,160-2-0.09%
20252,162-3-0.14%
20242,165-2-0.09%
20232,167-3-0.14%
20222,170150.7%
20212,155-20-0.92%
20202,175803.82%
20192,095-5-0.24%
20182,100-26-1.22%
20172,126-22-1.02%
20162,148-24-1.1%
20152,172-5-0.23%
20142,177-17-0.77%
20132,194-8-0.36%
20122,202-10-0.45%
20112,21230.14%
20102,20900%

Chetek Population by Year