Chehalis, Washington

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Population in 2017: 7,533 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 3,815  (50.6%)
Females: 3,718  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

32.2 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98532.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,061 (it was $33,482 in 2000)
Chehalis:

$38,061
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,731 (it was $15,944 in 2000)

Chehalis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $190,929 (it was $108,800 in 2000)
Chehalis:

$190,929
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $234,571; detached houses: $264,417; townhouses or other attached units: $145,245; in 2-unit structures: $193,382; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $319,334; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $187,172; mobile homes: $131,608; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $45,355

Median gross rent in 2017: $881.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chehalis: 90.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.2%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.6% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 84.2% for American Indian residents, 28.0% for other race residents, 45.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Chehalis, WA (2017)
    • 5,88978.0%White alone
    • 94512.5%Hispanic
    • 4225.6%Two or more races
    • 1532.0%Black alone
    • 310.4%Asian alone
    • 260.3%American Indian alone

Races in Chehalis detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Chehalis, Washington as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chehalis is 439 to 1.


Crime rates in Chehalis by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
21
(288.5)
9
(122.8)
5
(69.0)
3
(41.4)
3
(40.6)
6
(81.0)
3
(40.7)
4
(54.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.0)
1
(13.3)
1
(13.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(41.2)
4
(54.6)
11
(151.7)
5
(69.0)
2
(27.0)
3
(40.5)
4
(54.3)
4
(54.3)
3
(41.0)
3
(41.3)
7
(96.4)
4
(53.9)
5
(66.3)
2
(26.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(274.8)
20
(272.9)
12
(165.5)
8
(110.5)
6
(81.1)
16
(216.0)
12
(162.8)
12
(162.8)
8
(109.4)
7
(96.3)
10
(137.7)
9
(121.3)
11
(145.9)
14
(184.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
101
(1,388)
59
(805.0)
78
(1,076)
78
(1,077)
65
(878.7)
97
(1,309)
48
(651.0)
46
(624.1)
36
(492.3)
64
(880.2)
63
(867.6)
68
(916.8)
66
(875.6)
68
(897.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
613
(8,423)
463
(6,317)
581
(8,015)
537
(7,414)
474
(6,408)
579
(7,815)
322
(4,367)
376
(5,101)
292
(3,993)
466
(6,409)
425
(5,853)
514
(6,930)
442
(5,864)
365
(4,820)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
58
(796.9)
27
(368.4)
36
(496.6)
27
(372.8)
31
(419.1)
39
(526.4)
18
(244.1)
11
(149.2)
13
(177.8)
25
(343.8)
31
(426.9)
37
(498.9)
32
(424.5)
21
(277.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.7)
3
(40.9)
2
(27.6)
5
(69.0)
2
(27.0)
2
(27.0)
2
(27.1)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
2
(27.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.3)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)796.0507.7569.5477.7408.1566.5321.2351.9242.6388.1385.5443.3389.5333.3

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City-data.com crime index in Chehalis, WA

Crime rate in Chehalis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 22 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: Irish (12.1%), German (12.0%), English (8.2%), American (7.3%), Scottish (7.1%), European (4.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 226 feet

Land area: 5.61 square miles.

Population density: 1,344 people per square mile   (low).

Chehalis, Washington map

281 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.8% Europe).

This city:

3.7%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,775 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,574 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (40.5 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (73.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (902.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Newaukum, WA (1.9 miles ),
Centralia, WA (2.0 miles ),
Fords Prairie, WA (2.4 miles ),
Napavine, WA (2.5 miles ),
Jackson Prairie, WA (3.0 miles ),
Logan Hill, WA (3.0 miles ),
Grand Mound, WA (3.2 miles ),
Bucoda, WA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 46.66 N, Longitude: 122.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,602 (+74.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,677 (52.3%)

Area code: 360

Distribution of median household income in Chehalis, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chehalis, WA in 2017
Chehalis satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Chehalis, WA
Historical housing units in Chehalis, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +533 (+8.2%).
Most common industries in Chehalis, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.8%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Wood products (5.3%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Chehalis, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)

Average climate in Chehalis, Washington

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Chehalis, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.5. This is about average.

City:

62.5
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.96. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.96
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Chehalis-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 166% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 46.3 miles away from Chehalis center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 34.8 miles away from Chehalis center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 54.3 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 30.5 miles away from Chehalis center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 432.0 miles away from Chehalis center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 363.7 miles away from Chehalis center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lewis County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 14, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 7, Winds: 4, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chehalis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chehalis:

  • ST HELEN HOSP (500 SE WASHINGTON)
  • FMC CHEHALIS (505 SE ADAMS AVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Chehalis:

  • SOUTH TOWER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • CENTRALIA CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • EVERGREEN CENTRALIA HEALTH AND R (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE CENTRALIA HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • LIBERTY CARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • LIBERTY COUNTRY PLACE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)
  • WALKER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; CENTRALIA, WA)

Airports located in Chehalis:

See details about airports located in Chehalis, WA

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/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chehalis:

  • Centralia College (about 4 miles; Centralia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,354)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 26 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 29 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 36 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 40 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 42 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 42 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)

Public high schools in Chehalis:

  • ADNA MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 121 ADNA SCHOOL RD., Grades: 6-12)
  • GREEN HILL ACADEMIC SCHOOL (Location: 375 SW 11TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • W F WEST HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 342 SW 16TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • LEWIS COUNTY JUVENILE DETENTION (Location: 1255 SW PACIFIC ST, Grades: 5-12)
  • LEWIS COUNTY JAIL (Location: 345 NW NORTH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • LEWIS COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Location: 1265 SW PACIFIC AVE, Grades: 6-12)

Private high school in Chehalis:

  • LEWIS COUNTY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 69, Location: 2102 S SCHEUBER RD, Grades: PK-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chehalis:

  • ADNA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 220 DIECKMAN RD., Grades: PK-5)
  • CASCADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 89 SW THIRD STREET, Grades: PK-1)
  • OLYMPIC ELEMENTARY (Location: 2057 SW SALSBURY, Grades: 4-5)
  • R E BENNETT ELEMENTARY (Location: 233 SOUTH MARKET BLVD, Grades: 2-3)
  • CHEHALIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 1060 SW 20TH STREET, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Chehalis:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 118, Location: 123 SW 6TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chehalis: Riverside Golf Course (A), Chehalis Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Coal Creek (A), Dillenbaugh Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chehalis include: McFadden Park (1), John Dobson Park (2), Stan Hedwall Park (3), Recreation Park (4), Henderson Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Lewis County Historical Museum (599 Northwest Front Way).

Hotels: Lewis County Chemical (1970 South Market Boulevard), Best Western Park Place Inn (201 Southwest Interstate Avenue), Chehalis Howard Johnson (122 Interstate Ave), Relax Inn (550 Southwest Parkland Drive).

Court: Lewis - County Courthouse- District Court (Courthouse Annex).

Birthplace of: Morgan Christen - Judge, Ralph Towner - Jazz guitarist, Vean Gregg - Baseball player, Dave Gregg - Baseball player, Judianne Fotheringill - Figure skater, Kurt Newboles - College football player (Idaho Vandals).

Lewis County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chehalis and their reported violations in the past:

CHEHALIS WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 11,411, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 42 regular monitoring violations
MCDONALDS OF NAPAVINE (Population served: 1,544, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
CARRIAGE CLUB ESTATES (Address: 1162 NW State Ave , Population served: 230, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
JACKSON PRAIRIE CHURCH (Population served: 121, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
HIGHWAY 6 CHEVRON (Address: 1162 NW State Ave , Population served: 107, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LEWIS CO ANIMAL SHELTER (Population served: 57, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
COOPER POINT ESTATES (Address: 1162 NW State Ave , Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chehalis that have no violations reported:

  • HEADQUARTERS TAVERN (Address: 1162 NW State Ave , Population served: 41, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.6%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Chehalis in 2010:

  • 205 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 161 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 112 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Chehalis in 2000:

  • 233 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 170 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with branches in Chehalis (2011 data):

  • Security State Bank: Motor Plaza Branch, South Chehalis Branch, Airport Branch, Chehalis Main Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $338.0 mil, Deposits: $292.5 mil, headquarters in Centralia, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Security State Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Coffman-Dobson Mb Branch at 501 Nw Pacific Ave, branch established on 1938/06/06; Coffman-Dobson Branch at 473 North Market Blvd, branch established on 1938/06/04. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Timberland Bank: Chehalis Branch at 714 West Main Street, branch established on 2009/05/18. Info updated 2008/07/15: Bank assets: $731.3 mil, Deposits: $589.4 mil, headquarters in Hoquiam, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Timberland Bancorp, Inc.
  • Anchor Bank: 14 - Chehalis Branch at 1601 Nw Louisiana Ave, branch established on 2003/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $486.5 mil, Deposits: $352.2 mil, headquarters in Aberdeen, WA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Anchor Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Chehalis Branch at 401 North Market Boulevard, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • West Coast Bank: Chehalis Branch at 290 Nw Chehalis Avenue, branch established on 1994/07/27. Info updated 2010/09/16: Bank assets: $2,424.8 mil, Deposits: $1,925.6 mil, headquarters in Lake Oswego, OR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 63 total offices, Holding Company: West Coast Bancorp
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Chehalis Branch at 681 South Market Boulevard, branch established on 1976/01/07. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.

For population 15 years and over in Chehalis:

Marital status in Chehalis, WA
  • Never married: 35.7%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

For population 25 years and over in Chehalis:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 10.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chehalis
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chehalis, WA (based on Lewis County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,96166
Catholic8,10210
Other4,63716
Mainline Protestant3,62120
None47,134-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 26
Lewis County:

3.54 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Lewis County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 38
Lewis County:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 60
Lewis County:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Lewis County:

34.4%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lewis County:

10.0%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Chehalis:

48.2%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chehalis:

44.7%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Chehalis:

28.6
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Chehalis:

10.4%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Chehalis:

32.7%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

55.2%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.1%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chehalis, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 18$135,871$90,5810$0
Water Supply 13$60,441$55,7920$0
Firefighters 13$86,470$79,8180$0
Sewerage 12$57,761$57,7612$5,814
Streets and Highways 5$14,924$35,8180$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$22,952$55,0852$1,269
Other Government Administration 4$27,282$81,8467$750
Police - Other 4$13,804$41,4120$0
Airports 4$17,848$53,5440$0
Financial Administration 3$16,453$65,8120$0
Natural Resources 3$12,840$51,3600$0
Judicial and Legal 3$11,573$46,2922$2,257
Other and Unallocable 2$9,269$55,6140$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,446$50,6761$1,362
Fire - Other 1$3,924$47,0880$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 92$499,858$65,19914$11,452

Chehalis government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $80,000 ($10.62)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($3.05)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,730,000 ($362.41)
    Police Protection: $2,078,000 ($275.85)
    Water Utilities: $1,868,000 ($247.98)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,342,000 ($178.15)
    Parks and Recreation: $828,000 ($109.92)
    Central Staff Services: $790,000 ($104.87)
    Regular Highways: $621,000 ($82.44)
    General - Other: $573,000 ($76.07)
    Health - Other: $406,000 ($53.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $377,000 ($50.05)
    Financial Administration: $312,000 ($41.42)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $118,000 ($15.66)
    Correctional Institutions: $48,000 ($6.37)
    Parking Facilities: $44,000 ($5.84)
    Libraries: $14,000 ($1.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($1.46)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $123,000 ($16.33)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $90,000 ($11.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,212,000 ($160.89)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $141,000 ($18.72)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $79,000 ($10.49)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $321,000 ($42.61)
    Sewerage: $113,000 ($15.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $19,000 ($2.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000 ($1.86)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($1.46)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($1.06)
    Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($0.53)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,566,000 ($738.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $26,000 ($3.45)

Chehalis government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,830,000 ($508.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000 ($20.05)
    Other: $137,000 ($18.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $21,000 ($2.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($0.93)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $12,000 ($1.59)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $18,000 ($2.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $48,000 ($6.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $124,000 ($16.46)
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000 ($16.33)
    Special Assessments: $115,000 ($15.27)
    General Revenue - Other: $79,000 ($10.49)
    Rents: $70,000 ($9.29)
    Interest Earnings: $27,000 ($3.58)
    Sale of Property: $5,000 ($0.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,458,000 ($326.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $171,000 ($22.70)
    Other: $163,000 ($21.64)
    General Local Government Support: $86,000 ($11.42)
    Health and Hospitals: $2,000 ($0.27)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,140,000 ($416.83)
    Property: $1,422,000 ($188.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,079,000 ($143.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $197,000 ($26.15)
    Other License: $65,000 ($8.63)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $54,000 ($7.17)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $15,000 ($1.99)

Chehalis government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,032,000 ($4252.22)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,054,000 ($4122.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,133,000 ($283.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,155,000 ($153.33)

Chehalis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $100,000 ($13.27)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,348,000 ($975.44)

7.56% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,462 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.56%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Thurston County, WA  1.75% ($41,901 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.65% ($48,747)
from King County, WA  0.53% ($63,745)


6.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,231 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Thurston County, WA  1.87% ($39,481 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.51% ($39,479)
to Cowlitz County, WA  0.34% ($43,745)
Businesses in Chehalis, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
Applebee's1Nike2
Best Western1Payless1
Burger King1Penske1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid1
Dennys1Rue211
FedEx5SAS Shoes1
Ford1Sears1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Starbucks2
H&R Block2Subway3
Holiday Inn1True Value2
Home Depot1U-Haul2
Jack In The Box1U.S. Cellular1
Kmart1UPS7
Lane Furniture1Vans1
Little Caesars Pizza1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walgreens1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's4Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chehalis:

  • KELA (1470 AM; 5 kW; CENTRALIA-CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KITI (1420 AM; 5 kW; CENTRALIA-CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chehalis:

  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KACS (90.5 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CHEHALIS VALLEY EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KUKN (105.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJET (105.7 FM; SOUTH BEND, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWYQ (90.3 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K282AB (104.3 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: TWIN CITY GOSPEL ECHO)
  • KCED (91.3 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: STATE OF WASH. CENTRALIA COLLEGE)
  • K254AP (98.7 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K201GB (88.1 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Chehalis:

  • KCKA (Channel 15; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K42CM (Channel 42; CENTRALIA, ETC., WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
Chehalis fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Chehalis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 40Number of bridges
  • 528ft / 161mTotal length
  • $96,422,000Total costs
  • 783,876Total average daily traffic
  • 134,458Total average daily truck traffic
  • 543,174Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Chehalis, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 141950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chehalis, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chehalis)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 140 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Chehalis, WA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 212 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chehalis)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 49 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chehalis)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 162. The highest number of fire incidents - 221 took place in 2016, and the least - 68 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chehalis, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (38.9%), and Outside Fires (29.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chehalis, WA
    • 1,06838.9%Structure Fires
    • 80129.1%Outside Fires
    • 47417.2%Other
    • 40614.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chehalis, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chehalis, Washington:

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 730 NW Liberty Pl, Chehalis, Washington 98532 , Phone: (360) 740-1800, Fax: (360) 740-1817
  • Econo Lodge Chehalis - Centralia, 122 Interstate Ave, Chehalis, Washington 98532 , Phone: (360) 740-5339, Fax: (360) 740-5744
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chehalis, Washington
Most common first names in Chehalis, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John16277.3 years
William11376.0 years
James9875.7 years
Robert8674.5 years
George8276.6 years
Mary8282.5 years
Charles7675.8 years
Helen5083.7 years
Frank4578.7 years
Harold4376.6 years
Most common last names in Chehalis, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson7681.0 years
Smith5578.3 years
Anderson4378.8 years
Miller4076.5 years
White2978.2 years
Davis2875.2 years
Peterson2777.6 years
Jones2679.1 years
Brown2279.4 years
Hamilton2283.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chehalis, WA
  • 56.3%Electricity
  • 38.7%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chehalis, WA
  • 82.3%Electricity
  • 14.5%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood


Chehalis compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Chehalis on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children (population 1,000+)"
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