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 small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Chadron to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
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.