Chehalis, WA Population

Population: 7,057. Estimated population in July 2020: 7,205 (+2.1% change)
Males: 3,564 (50.5%), Females: 3,493 (49.5%)

Lewis County

Zip code: 98532

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $33,482
Median house value: $111,200

Races in Chehalis:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.2%)
  • Hispanic (7.9%)
  • Other race (4.0%)
  • American Indian (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Black (1.3%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (18.8%), Irish (11.0%), English (10.9%), United States (7.7%), Norwegian (4.5%), Swedish (3.1%).

Elevation: 226 feet

Land area: 5.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chehalis

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chehalis city

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

5.6% Foreign born (3.9% Latin America, 0.8% North America, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +533 (+8.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Chehalis:

  • PROVIDENCE CENTRALIA HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • ST PETER CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER (about 28 miles; LACEY, WA)
  • COLUMBIA CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 29 miles; OLYMPIA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chehalis:

  • OLYMPIA (about 22 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: OLM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 40 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 48 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chehalis:

  • CHEHALIS-CENTRALIA (about 1 miles; CHEHALIS, WA; Abbreviation: CLS)
  • R & K SKYRANCH (about 14 miles; ROCHESTER, WA; Abbreviation: 8W9)
  • TOLEDO-WINLOCK ED CARLSON MEMORIAL FIELD (about 18 miles; TOLEDO, WA; Abbreviation: TDO)
Amtrak station near Chehalis:

  • 5 miles: CENTRALIA (210 RAILROAD AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chehalis:

  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 22 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,908)
  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 28 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 35 miles; LONGVIEW, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 45 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 47 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 54 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)

Schools

Public high schools in Chehalis:

  • W F WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 899; Location: 342 SW 16TH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GREEN HILL ACADEMIC SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 375 SW 11TH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chehalis:

  • CHEHALIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 635; Location: 1060 SW 20TH STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • OLYMPIC ELEMENTARY (Students: 403; Location: 2057 SW SALSBURY AVENUE; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • R E BENNETT ELEMENTARY (Students: 394; Location: 233 SOUTH MARKET BLVD; Grades: 01 – 03)
  • CASCADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 374; Location: 89 SW THIRD STREET; Grades: KG – 01)
  • ADNA MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 121 ADNA SCHOOL RD.; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • ADNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 255; Location: 220 DIECKMAN RD.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LEWIS COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION (Students: 26; Location: 1255 SW PACIFIC ST; Grades: 05 – 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Chehalis:

  • ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 151; Location: 123 SW 6TH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • LEWIS COUNTY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 69; Location: 2104 SCHENBER RD; Grades: PK – 10)