Chewelah, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chewelah, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Chewelah had a population of 2,618 as of July 1, 2016. Chewelah ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Chewelah is located at latitude 48.2826 and longitude -117.7169 in Stevens County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chewelah (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stevens County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,667 feet.

The City of Chewelah (GNIS ID: 2409444) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Chewelah is located within Chewelah Division of Stevens County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chewelah population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Chewelah, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,618
Population in Households 2,571
Population in Familes 1,988
Population in Group Qrtrs 47
Population Density1 879
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,177
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 717
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,344 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 698 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 478 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $138,532
Average Home Value $183,130


Median Household Income $29,450
Average Household Income $39,814
Per Capita Income $17,797
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.06%
Households 0.37% 0.25%
Families 0.62% 0.19%
Median Household Income   -0.43%
Per Capita Income   0.39%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Chewelah, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chewelah to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 272 57th
Population Density1 # 318 49th
Diversity Index2 # 503 20th
Median Household Income # 617 2nd
Per Capita Income # 584 7th

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