Chadron is a somewhat small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 5,767 people and just one neighborhood, Chadron is the 29th largest community in Nebraska.
Occupations and Workforce
Chadron is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Chadron is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chadron who work in food service (13.63%), office and administrative support (13.07%) and management occupations (11.16%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Chadron is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Chadron to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Chadron spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.78 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.