Chewelah, WA Population

Population: 2,186. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,285 (+4.5% change)
Males: 1,034 (47.3%), Females: 1,152 (52.7%)

Stevens County

Zip code: 99109

Median resident age: 41.9 years
Median household income: $25,238
Median house value: $90,400

Races in Chewelah:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.4%)
  • American Indian (4.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.7%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Other race (0.9%)

Ancestries: German (22.6%), United States (14.9%), English (11.7%), Irish (11.7%), French (4.8%), Norwegian (3.9%).

Elevation: 1671 feet

Land area: 2.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chewelah

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chewelah city

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

3.3% Foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +199 (+10.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Chewelah:

  • ST JOSEPH’S HOSPITAL OF CHEWELAH (500 EAST WEBSTER)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chewelah:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chewelah:

  • FAIRCHILD AFB (about 48 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Abbreviation: SKA)
  • SPOKANE INTL (about 48 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Abbreviation: GEG)
  • COEUR D’ALENE AIR TERM (about 72 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; Abbreviation: COE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chewelah:

  • SAND CANYON (about 2 miles; CHEWELAH, WA; Abbreviation: 1S9)
  • COLVILLE MUNI (about 21 miles; COLVILLE, WA; Abbreviation: 63S)
  • CROSS WINDS (about 26 miles; CLAYTON, WA; Abbreviation: C72)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chewelah:

  • SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,284)
  • SPOKANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)
  • GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,860)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; CHENEY, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,852)
  • NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (about 78 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,988)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 100 miles; PULLMAN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 18,110)
  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 123 miles; MOSCOW, ID; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)

Schools

Public high schools in Chewelah:

  • JENKINS SENIOR HIGH (Students: 385; Location: E. 702 LINCOLN; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CHEWELAH ALTERNATIVE (Students: 44; Location: N. 210 PARK; Grades: 08 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chewelah:

  • GESS ELEMENTARY (Students: 446; Location: E. 405 LINCOLN; Grades: PK – 06)
  • JENKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: W. 106 LINCOLN; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HOME LINK ALTERNATIVE (Students: 71; Location: W. 106 LINCOLN; Grades: KG – 12)

Libraries

Library in Chewelah:

  • CHEWELAH (Operating income: $108,170; Location: 301 EAST CALY AVE; 45,000 books; 879 audio materials; 1,837 video materials; 150 serial subscriptions)