Chelan, Washington Population 2021

4,255
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Chelan is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 4,255, it is the 129th largest city in Washington and the 5237th largest city in the United States. Chelan is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 9.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,890 in 2010. Chelan reached it's highest population of 4,255 in 2021. Spanning over 7 miles, Chelan has a population density of 636 people per square mile.

The average household income in Chelan is $77,024 with a poverty rate of 9.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $867 per month, and the median house value is $334,300. The median age in Chelan is 42.2 years, 48.6 years for males, and 38.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.6 males.

Chelan Demographics

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

  • White: 83.98%
  • Other race: 16.02%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Chelan, Washington is 4,255, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,228.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,890.

Chelan, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,48283.98%
Some Other Race66416.02%
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Chelan Population by Race

Chelan Population Pyramid 2021

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Chelan Median Age

42.2


Total

48.6


Male

38.6


Female

Chelan Adults

There are 3,239 adults, (760 of whom are seniors) in Chelan.

Chelan Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Chelan Sex Ratio

Female

2,258

54.46%

Male

1,888

45.54%

Chelan Population by Age

Chelan Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Chelan Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.2%30.8%
Non Family61%39%
All59.4%40.6%
Male25%75%
Female6.4%93.6%

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Chelan Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6282.5259.4
Married8153.1869.2
Non Family6281.1461
Female1414.646.4
Male443.1625

3.32

Average Family Size

2.52

Average Household Size

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Chelan Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade29110.11%
9th to 12th Grade1906.60%
High School Graduate94632.87%
Some College61921.51%
Associates Degree2287.92%
Bachelors Degree29010.08%
Graduate Degree31410.91%
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Chelan Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chelan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,2102,111604
Hispanic668286
Other Race285154

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 27.33%.

Chelan Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,564$32,182$26,891
Less Than High School$29,091$30,085$24,104
High School Grad$26,591$$26,422
Some College$28,705$28,571$31,250
Bachelors Degree$52,275$52,734$52,017
Graduate Degree$35,400$71,563$

$29,564

Average Earnings

$32,182

Average Male

$26,891

Average Female

Chelan Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chelan Language by Age

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Chelan Language

69.42% of Chelan residents speak only English, while 30.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 29.97% of the population.

Chelan Language

Chelan Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,84836112.68%
Hispanic1,250131.04%

9.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.55%

Male Poverty Rate

7.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chelan

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chelan is White, with 12.68% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chelan is Hispanic, with 1.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.23%.

Chelan Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School12.89%
Some College6.61%
Less Than High School2.60%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Chelan Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Employed5.79%
Female Employed0.92%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Chelan Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chelan Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,778$77,024
Families$66,087$89,695
Married Families$68,919-
Non Families$49,630$55,257
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Income by Household Type

Chelan Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Chelan Married by Age and Sex

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Chelan Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Chelan Marital Status by Race

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Chelan Marital Status

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358

Number of Veterans

293

Male Veterans

65

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam149
First Gulf War121
Second Gulf War84
World War II11
Korea

Chelan Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54158
65 to 74126
75+60
55 to 6414
18 to 34

Chelan Veterans by Age

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Chelan Veterans by Race

Chelan Veterans by Education

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7.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chelan Veterans by Education

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71.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

11%

Unemployment Rate

Chelan Employment by Age

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Chelan Employment by Race

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Chelan 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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50.89%

Born in Washington

82.15%

Native Born

17.85%

Foreign Born

14.74%

Non Citizen

3.11%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.15% of Chelan residents were born in the United States, with 50.89% having been born in Washington. 14.74% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,25590.21%
20204,24690.21%
20194,23790.21%
20184,228832.00%
20174,145681.67%
20164,077631.57%
20154,014691.75%
20143,945100.25%
20133,93580.20%
20123,927-3-0.08%
20113,930220.56%
20103,9083861.05%
20003,5225531.72%
19902,9691670.58%
19802,8022790.53%
19602,5230.00%

Chelan Population by Year