Chehalis, Washington Population 2021

7,734
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Chehalis is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 7,734, it is the 105th largest city in Washington and the 3713th largest city in the United States. Chehalis is currently growing at a rate of 0.52% annually and its population has increased by 6.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,259 in 2010. Chehalis reached it's highest population of 7,734 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Chehalis has a population density of 1,332 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chehalis is $59,404 with a poverty rate of 16.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $867 per month, and the median house value is $182,000. The median age in Chehalis is 33.6 years, 32.6 years for males, and 35.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 115.1 males.

Chehalis Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Chehalis was:

  • White: 84.22%
  • Two or more races: 9.52%
  • Other race: 2.81%
  • Black or African American: 2.13%
  • Asian: 1.11%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chehalis, Washington is 7,734, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,614.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,259.

Chehalis, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,31484.22%
Two or More Races7149.52%
Some Other Race2112.81%
Black or African American1602.13%
Asian831.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.20%
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Chehalis Population by Race

Chehalis Population Pyramid 2021

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Chehalis Median Age

33.6


Total

32.6


Male

35.9


Female

Chehalis Adults

There are 5,905 adults, (1,169 of whom are seniors) in Chehalis.

Chehalis Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chehalis Sex Ratio

Female

3,486

46.50%

Male

4,011

53.50%

Chehalis Population by Age

Chehalis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chehalis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.6%29.4%
Male47.2%52.8%
All47.2%52.8%
Non Family35%65%
Female25.6%74.4%

47.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chehalis Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9682.3147.2
Non Family1,3391.3835
Married1,0383.2770.6
Female3602.9725.6
Male2312.4247.2

2.92

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

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Chehalis Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2444.82%
9th to 12th Grade2775.47%
High School Graduate1,36326.92%
Some College1,61031.79%
Associates Degree59811.81%
Bachelors Degree62412.32%
Graduate Degree3486.87%
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Chehalis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chehalis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,3144,007920
Hispanic42722819
Multiple Races37825314
Other Race10261
Black8175
Asian635419
Native American1313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.16%.

Chehalis Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,008$32,265$25,846
Less Than High School$21,109$21,714$13,214
High School Grad$26,750$28,846$25,313
Some College$30,042$31,552$27,875
Bachelors Degree$45,263$63,382$
Graduate Degree$68,750$73,036$64,417

$30,008

Average Earnings

$32,265

Average Male

$25,846

Average Female

Chehalis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chehalis Language by Age

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Chehalis Language

89.89% of Chehalis residents speak only English, while 10.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.78% of the population.

Chehalis Language

Chehalis Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,61195817.07%
Hispanic89710611.82%
Multiple67510114.96%
Other1374935.77%
Black833339.76%
Native5120.00%

16.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.19%

Male Poverty Rate

17.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chehalis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chehalis is Black, with 39.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chehalis is Hispanic, with 11.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.29%.

Chehalis Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.65%
High School22.62%
Some College18.76%
Bachelors or Greater4.05%

Chehalis Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed47.16%
Female Unemployed32.78%
Male Employed9.67%
Female Employed8.94%

Chehalis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chehalis Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,209$59,404
Families$63,053$68,687
Married Families$79,028-
Non Families$27,773$45,556
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Income by Household Type

Chehalis Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Chehalis Married by Age and Sex

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Chehalis Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chehalis Marital Status by Race

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Chehalis Marital Status

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553

Number of Veterans

536

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam176
First Gulf War130
Korea62
Second Gulf War56
World War II49

Chehalis Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64142
75+140
35 to 54127
65 to 74117
18 to 3427

Chehalis Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White50710.03%
2 or More428.92%
Hispanic162.37%
Indian320.00%
Black10.70%

Chehalis Veterans by Race

Chehalis Veterans by Education

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5.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chehalis Veterans by Education

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58.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

9.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chehalis Employment by Age

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Chehalis Employment by Race

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Chehalis Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.02%

Born in Washington

95.48%

Native Born

4.52%

Foreign Born

3.44%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.48% of Chehalis residents were born in the United States, with 62.02% having been born in Washington. 3.44% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chehalis Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,734400.52%
20207,694400.52%
20197,654400.53%
20187,614851.13%
20177,5291341.81%
20167,3951051.44%
20157,2901021.42%
20147,188-14-0.19%
20137,202-62-0.85%
20127,26460.08%
20117,25830.04%
20107,2551980.28%
20007,0575300.78%
19906,5274270.68%
19806,1003730.63%
19705,7275280.97%
19605,199-440-0.81%
19505,6397821.50%
19404,857-50-0.10%
19304,9073490.74%
19204,558510.11%
19104,5070.00%

Chehalis Population by Year