Chelan, Washington Population 2024

4,546

Chelan is a city located in Chelan County and Okanogan County Washington. Chelan has a 2024 population of 4,546. Chelan is currently growing at a rate of 1.72% annually and its population has increased by 7.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,238 in 2020.

The average household income in Chelan is $88,450 with a poverty rate of 8.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Chelan is 39.8 years, 45.1 years for males, and 37.5 years for females.

Chelan Demographics

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

  • White: 69.64%
  • Two or more races: 14.83%
  • Other race: 13.59%
  • Asian: 1.41%
  • Native American: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.14%
  • Black or African American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
678.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
7.27% (308)
The current population of Chelan, Washington is 4,546 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,238.

Chelan, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,97369.64%
Two or more races63314.83%
Other race58013.59%
Asian601.41%
Native American170.4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.14%
Black or African American00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Black or African American

Chelan Population by Race

Chelan Population Pyramid 2024

Chelan Median Age

39.8

Total

45.1

Male

37.5

Female

Chelan Adults

There are 3,380 adults, (968 of whom are seniors) in Chelan.

Chelan Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Chelan Sex Ratio

Female2,24052.47%
Male2,02947.53%

Chelan Population by Age

Chelan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7192.4652.647.4
Married8523.4161.538.5
Non Family7411.251.348.7
Female1263.450100
Male0000

3.4

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

52.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chelan Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1826.12%
9th to 12th Grade34711.66%
High School Graduate87429.37%
Some College56919.12%
Associates Degree1936.49%
Bachelors Degree37512.6%
Graduate Degree43614.65%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chelan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chelan Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,3082,165781
Hispanic60221624
2+ Races275710
Other Race24211324
Asian26260
Native American666
Islander660

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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

Chelan Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$49,545$54,879$42,795
Less Than 9th Grade$36,724$36,164$38,475
High School Graduate$44,861$53,639$26,532
Some College$44,088$63,750$0
Bachelors Degree$60,610$76,058$58,185
Graduate Degree$80,236$85,927$76,076

$49,545

Average Earnings

$54,879

Average Male

$42,795

Average Female

Chelan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chelan Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chelan Language

66.7% of Chelan residents speak only English, while 33.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 31.2% of the population.

Chelan Language

Chelan Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,75437913.76%

8.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.41%

Male Poverty Rate

6.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chelan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chelan is White, with 13.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chelan is White, with 13.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.1%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.63%.

Chelan Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School21.39%
Some College4.52%
Less Than 9th Grade0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Chelan Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed4.99%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Chelan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chelan Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$75,099$88,450
Families$78,370$101,410
Married Families$84,423$-999,999,999
Non Families$60,078$69,743

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chelan Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

56.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.1%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Chelan Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chelan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chelan Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chelan Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

263

Number of Veterans

250

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam143
Second Gulf War30
First Gulf War28
World War II13
Korea0

Chelan Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7497
75+94
35 to 5444
55 to 6428
18 to 340

Chelan Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2359.01%
2+ Races287.67%

Chelan Veterans by Race

Chelan Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

61.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chelan Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Chelan Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chelan Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chelan 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

39.78%

Born in Chelan

75.94%

Native Born

24.06%

Foreign Born

19.04%

Non Citizen

5.01%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

75.94% of Chelan residents were born in the United States, with 39.78% having been born in Washington. 19.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chelan Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,931771.59%
20284,854771.61%
20274,777771.64%
20264,700771.67%
20254,623771.69%
20244,546771.72%
20234,469771.75%
20224,392390.9%
20214,3531152.71%
20204,238190.45%
20194,21970.17%
20184,212781.89%
20174,134671.65%
20164,067611.52%
20154,006671.7%
20143,939110.28%
20133,92870.18%
20123,921-3-0.08%
20113,924220.56%
20103,90238010.79%
20003,52255318.63%
19902,9691675.96%
19802,80227911.06%
19602,52300%

Chelan Population by Year