Chetek, WI
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Chetek is a very small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 2,191 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Chetek is the 237th largest community in Wisconsin.

When you are in Chetek, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 41.17% of Chetek’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Chetek is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chetek who work in sales jobs (11.17%), office and administrative support (10.21%), and personal care services (5.64%).

A relatively large number of people in Chetek telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.34% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Chetek is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Chetek is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.22 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.

As is often the case in a small city, Chetek doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Chetek with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.78% of adults in Chetek have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chetek in 2010 was $18,879, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,516 for a family of four.

The people who call Chetek home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chetek residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Chetek include Irish, Norwegian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Chetek is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

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