Chehalis, Washington Population 2020

7,901

Chehalis is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 7,901, it is the 104th largest city in Washington and the 3662nd largest city in the United States. Chehalis is currently growing at a rate of 1.73% annually and its population has increased by 8.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,259 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Chehalis has a population density of 1,361 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chehalis is $55,642 with a poverty rate of 17.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $834 per month, and the median house value is $172,300. The median age in Chehalis is 33.2 years, 32.5 years for males, and 35.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 109.4 males.

Chehalis Demographics

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

  • White: 84.93%
  • Two or more races: 8.12%
  • Black or African American: 3.04%
  • Other race: 2.57%
  • Asian: 1.00%
  • Native American: 0.35%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Chehalis, Washington is 7,901, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,633.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,259.

Chehalis, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,28884.93%
Two or More Races6018.12%
Black or African American2253.04%
Some Other Race1902.57%
Asian741.00%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.35%

Chehalis Population Pyramid 2020

Chehalis Median Age

33.2


Total

32.5


Male

35.1


Female

Chehalis Adults

There are 5,647 adults, (1,138 of whom are seniors) in Chehalis.

Chehalis Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Chehalis Sex Ratio

Female

3,535

47.74%

Male

3,869

52.26%

Chehalis Households and Families

Chehalis Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Chehalis Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.1%26.9%
All46.4%53.6%
Non Family33.1%66.9%
Male30.3%69.7%
Female19.2%80.8%

46.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,9012.3446.4
Non Family1,2491.2133.1
Married1,1123.3773.1
Female3952.9719.2
Male1452.4330.3

3.09

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Chehalis Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1673.43%
9th to 12th Grade2875.90%
High School Graduate1,31927.11%
Some College1,66734.26%
Associates Degree51710.62%
Bachelors Degree58011.92%
Graduate Degree3296.76%

Chehalis Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,2013,876873
Hispanic3402294
Multiple Races27126114
Black10195
Other Race9158
Asian594718
Native American1919

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 30.51%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,385$40,150$23,854
Less Than High School$13,226$$9,643
High School Grad$26,167$30,795$24,201
Some College$27,407$28,688$24,219
Bachelors Degree$37,500$64,154$18,651
Graduate Degree$73,906$96,917$66,250

$30,385

Average Earnings

$40,150

Average Male

$23,854

Average Female

Chehalis Language

Chehalis Language by Age

Chehalis Language

89.71% of Chehalis residents speak only English, while 10.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.87% of the population.

Chehalis Poverty

Chehalis Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,53999617.98%
Multiple57413423.34%
Hispanic808536.56%
Other1364331.62%
Black1683722.02%
Native15640.00%

17.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.41%

Male Poverty Rate

19.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chehalis

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chehalis is Native, with 40.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chehalis is Hispanic, with 6.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.46%
High School19.59%
Some College17.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.11%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed67.96%
Male Unemployed27.37%
Female Employed11.47%
Male Employed6.12%

Chehalis Income

Chehalis Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,330$55,642
Families$61,818$68,442
Married Families$76,250-
Non Families$21,893$37,109

Chehalis Marital Status

Chehalis Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Chehalis Married by Age and Sex

Chehalis Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Chehalis Marital Status by Race

Chehalis Veterans

695

Number of Veterans

658

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam216
First Gulf War184
Second Gulf War93
World War II59
Korea47
Name Veterans % of Total
White65513.31%
2 or More339.76%
Hispanic142.48%
Indian522.73%
Black21.27%

$Chehalis Veterans by Education

3.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chehalis Employment Status

56.3%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Chehalis Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

63.64%

Born in Washington

96.60%

Native Born

3.40%

Foreign Born

2.05%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.60% of Chehalis residents were born in the United States, with 63.64% having been born in Washington. 2.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,9011341.73%
20197,7671341.76%
20187,6331011.34%
20177,5321341.81%
20167,3981021.40%
20157,296981.36%
20147,198-10-0.14%
20137,208-60-0.83%
20127,26870.10%
20117,26130.04%
20107,2582010.28%
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%