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Welcome to Chetek ...

The city of Chetek is located in Barron County<1>.

The location of Chetek has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chetek has a population of 2,095 people<3> (see below for details).

Chetek is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chetek lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Chetek: (715) & (534)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chetek had an population of 2,095 people. This is a decrease of 5.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chetek had a population of 2,221 people. This makes Chetek the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Chetek represents 0.04% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 395th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,221 people, the population of Chetek increased 1.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,180 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chetek.

Communities near Chetek ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chetek.

  • Rice Lake [Barron County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Lake
    • Rice Lake [Barron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Chetek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,509 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake
  • Bloomer [Chippewa County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomer
    • Bloomer [Chippewa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Chetek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,505 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomer
  • Barron [Barron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barron
    • Barron [Barron County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Chetek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,322 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barron
  • Rice Lake [Barron County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rice Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rice Lake
    • Rice Lake [Barron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Chetek
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,086 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice Lake
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stanley [Barron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Barron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Chetek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
    • Cameron [Barron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Barron County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Chetek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,788 people
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    • Prairie Lake [Barron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie Lake
      • Prairie Lake [Barron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Chetek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,538 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie Lake
    • Bloomer [Chippewa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomer
      • Bloomer [Chippewa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Chetek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomer
    • Maple Grove [Barron County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [Barron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Chetek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 975 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Woodmohr [Chippewa County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodmohr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmohr
      • Woodmohr [Chippewa County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Chetek
      • Estimated population in 2019: 963 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodmohr

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chetek. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chetek.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chetek. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chetek.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chetek. See our Newspapers Page for Chetek.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Barron County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chetek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Barron County: www.co.barron.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Barron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chetek.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chetek - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chetek) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chetek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Chetek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chetek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.3158, Longitude: -91.6532       In this case, the coordinates for Chetek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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