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
Unlike some cities, Chadron isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chadron are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
One of the benefits of Chadron is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.78 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.