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Chehalis, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Chehalis had a population of 7,309 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Chehalis is located at latitude 46.6642 and longitude -122.9654 in Lewis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chehalis (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lewis County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 243 feet.

The City of Chehalis (GNIS ID: 2409439) 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 Chehalis is located within Centralia-Chehalis Division of Lewis County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Chehalis population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Chehalis: Saundersville.

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Chehalis, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,309
Daytime Population: Workers 7,101
Daytime Population: Residents 4,021
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,122
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 6,803
Population in Familes 5,072
Population in Group Qrtrs 506
Population Density2 1,321
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $42,883
Average Household Income $58,301
Per Capita Income $23,675


Total Housing Units 3,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,359 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,512 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 315 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $192,822
Average Home Value $226,728


Total Households 2,870
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 1,697
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.16%
Households 0.01% 0.16%
Families 0.35% 0.12%
Median Household Income   4.28%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

Chehalis, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chehalis to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 152 76th
Population Density # 228 64th
Diversity Index # 221 65th
Median Household Income # 504 20th
Per Capita Income # 477 24th

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