Chewelah, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Chewelah, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Chewelah had a population of 2,610 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,610
Daytime Population: Workers 1,383
Daytime Population: Residents 1,720
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,103
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 2,566
Population in Familes 1,979
Population in Group Qrtrs 44
Population Density2 876
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $31,536
Average Household Income $42,667
Per Capita Income $18,907


Total Housing Units 1,329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 693 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 475 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 161 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $146,356
Average Home Value $197,435


Total Households 1,168
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 712
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 0.02% 0.17%
Households 0.21% 0.31%
Families 0.43% 0.22%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 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 # 275 56th
Population Density # 321 49th
Diversity Index # 523 17th
Median Household Income # 614 2nd
Per Capita Income # 582 7th

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