Chehalis, Washington Population 2024

7,807

Chehalis is a city located in Lewis County Washington. Chehalis has a 2024 population of 7,807. It is also the county seat of Lewis County. Chehalis is currently growing at a rate of 1.05% annually and its population has increased by 4.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,483 in 2020.

The average household income in Chehalis is $74,708 with a poverty rate of 12.9%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chehalis is 32.2 years, 33.1 years for males, and 31.7 years for females.

Chehalis Demographics

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

  • White: 80.02%
  • Two or more races: 12.23%
  • Other race: 3.31%
  • Asian: 2.14%
  • Black or African American: 2.05%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,344.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.33% (324)
The current population of Chehalis, Washington is 7,807 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,483.

Chehalis, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,01180.02%
Two or more races91912.23%
Other race2493.31%
Asian1612.14%
Black or African American1542.05%
Native American180.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chehalis Population by Race

Chehalis Population Pyramid 2024

Chehalis Median Age

32.2

Total

33.1

Male

31.7

Female

Chehalis Adults

There are 5,654 adults, (1,227 of whom are seniors) in Chehalis.

Chehalis Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Chehalis Sex Ratio

Female3,40245.29%
Male4,11054.71%

Chehalis Population by Age

Chehalis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9392.3749.750.3
Non Family1,3641.3126.773.3
Married1,0443.3681.818.2
Female2933.532872
Male2382.6367.232.8

3.14

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

49.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chehalis Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1282.59%
9th to 12th Grade2895.85%
High School Graduate1,46329.61%
Some College1,36527.63%
Associates Degree50810.28%
Bachelors Degree81616.51%
Graduate Degree3727.53%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chehalis Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chehalis Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,0173,8261,028
2+ Races531430111
Hispanic47833592
Black128650
Other Race120680
Asian635320
Native American13130

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.75%.

Chehalis Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$42,524$48,445$29,680
Less Than 9th Grade$40,563$41,125$26,625
High School Graduate$37,391$41,908$29,677
Some College$44,329$48,563$21,950
Bachelors Degree$45,500$49,394$42,647
Graduate Degree$69,554$73,750$0

$42,524

Average Earnings

$48,445

Average Male

$29,680

Average Female

Chehalis Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chehalis Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chehalis Language

90.93% of Chehalis residents speak only English, while 9.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.87% of the population.

Chehalis Language

Chehalis Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,63370712.55%
Hispanic81513015.95%
Multiple8959710.84%
Black1073734.58%
Asian1611710.56%
Other12221.64%

12.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.14%

Male Poverty Rate

11.5%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chehalis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chehalis is Black, with 34.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chehalis is Other, with 1.64% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.32%.

Chehalis Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.52%
High School16.63%
Some College13.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.88%

Chehalis Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed51.09%
Female Unemployed10.56%
Male Employed6.85%
Female Employed3%

Chehalis Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chehalis Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$61,378$74,708
Families$77,385$84,889
Married Families$94,392$-999,999,999
Non Families$40,125$61,496

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chehalis Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chehalis Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chehalis Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

467

Number of Veterans

456

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam106
Second Gulf War86
World War II69
Korea48
First Gulf War47

Chehalis Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+206
55 to 6493
65 to 7467
35 to 5462
18 to 3439

Chehalis Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3707.95%
Black6549.24%
2+ Races315.05%
Hispanic91.43%
Native American17.69%

Chehalis Veterans by Race

Chehalis Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chehalis Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Chehalis Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chehalis Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chehalis Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

62.13%

Born in Chehalis

94.98%

Native Born

5.02%

Foreign Born

2.82%

Non Citizen

2.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.98% of Chehalis residents were born in the United States, with 62.13% having been born in Washington. 2.82% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,212811%
20288,131811.01%
20278,050811.02%
20267,969811.03%
20257,888811.04%
20247,807811.05%
20237,726811.06%
20227,645-34-0.44%
20217,6791962.62%
20207,483-161-2.11%
20197,644390.51%
20187,605821.09%
20177,5231281.73%
20167,3951041.43%
20157,291991.38%
20147,192-11-0.15%
20137,203-60-0.83%
20127,26370.1%
20117,25630.04%
20107,2531962.78%
20007,0575308.12%
19906,5274277%
19806,1003736.51%
19705,72752810.16%
19605,199-440-7.8%
19505,63978216.1%
19404,857-50-1.02%
19304,9073497.66%
19204,558511.13%
19104,50700%
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Chehalis Population by Year