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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Chadron is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Chadron area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Chadron maintain a good 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.