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Population in 2012: 7,298 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 

Males: 3,658  (50.1%)
Females: 3,640  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  33.5 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98532.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,363 (it was $33,482 in 2000)
Chehalis:

$36,363
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,851

Chehalis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $181,237 (it was $108,800 in 2000)
Chehalis:

$181,237
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $194,066; Detached houses: $199,442; Townhouses or other attached units: $175,064; In 2-unit structures: $202,127; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,832; Mobile homes: $50,574; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $27,232

Median gross rent in 2012: $714.

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  • White alone - 6,138 (84.3%)
  • Hispanic - 758 (10.4%)
  • Asian alone - 149 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 142 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 65 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chehalis: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.4%), Irish (12.2%), English (10.5%), United States (5.6%), Norwegian (4.4%), Swedish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 226 feet

Land area: 5.61 square miles.

Population density: 1,302 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Chehalis:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.2%
  • Unemployed: 11.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chehalis city:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

491 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe).

This city:  6.7%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Chehalis, Washington as of November 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Chehalis to the number of sex offenders is 487 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,593 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,442 (0.8%)

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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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 18 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $90,700
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $65,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $109,400
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $105,100
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2006: 48 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2007: 88 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2008: 44 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,600
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $129,200
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $140,100
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $127,000

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 46.66 N, Longitude: 122.96 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,042 (+55.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,200 (39.3%)

Area code: 360

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Crime rates in Chehalis by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 91154219533634
per 100,000 125.5151.470.055.6288.5122.869.041.440.681.040.754.3
Robberies 66106341152344
per 100,000 83.782.6140.083.541.254.6151.769.027.040.554.354.3
Assaults 1612201720201286161212
per 100,000 223.2165.1280.0236.5274.8272.9165.5110.581.1216.0162.8162.8
Burglaries 98881027310159787865974846
per 100,000 1367.01211.01427.81015.41387.7805.01076.01076.9878.71309.2651.0624.1
Thefts 496552476551613463581537474579322376
per 100,000 6918.77596.06662.97664.58422.66317.48014.97414.16408.07814.84367.35101.1
Auto thefts 352853385827362731391811
per 100,000 488.2385.3741.9528.6796.9368.4496.6372.8419.1526.4244.1149.2
Arson 435113252221
per 100,000 55.841.370.013.913.740.927.669.027.027.027.113.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 563.3579.4561.5519.8770.8491.7551.5462.6395.2548.6311.0340.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 22 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Washington average:

1.47

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Chehalis, Washington accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.5%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +533 (+8.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

Chehalis-area historical earthquake activity is above Washington state average. It is 440% 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 the city 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 the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 45.1 miles away from Chehalis center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lewis County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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).


Hospitals/medical centers in Chehalis:

  • FMC CHEHALIS (Dialysis Facility, 505 SE ADAMS AVE)
  • ST HELEN HOSP (Nursing Home, 500 SE WASHINGTON)

Other hospitals/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)

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Airports located in Chehalis:


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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:

  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 26 miles; Olympia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,017)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 28 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,271)
  • Lower Columbia College (about 36 miles; Longview, WA; FT enrollment: 2,579)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 41 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 3,085)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 42 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,298)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 42 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 2,757)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 46 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,801)

Public high schools in Chehalis:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chehalis:

Private elementary/middle schools in Chehalis:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 161; Location: 123 SW 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LEWIS COUNTY ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 64; Location: 2104 S SCHEUBER RD; Grades: PK - 11)
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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).

 
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: 7100, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In MAY-2005
Past monitoring violations:
  • 70 regular monitoring violations
MCDONALDS OF NAPAVINE (Population served: 1531, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-30-1997), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
WEST COAST OIL PACIFIC PRIDE (Population served: 1211, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
SCHAEFER COUNTY PARK (Address: 351 NW NORTH ST , Population served: 452, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MUSTARD SEED (Population served: 404, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-1998)
FOOD MART 01 380 (Population served: 356, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 routine major monitoring violations
CARRIAGE CLUB ESTATES (Address: 1286 NW MARYLAND AVE , Population served: 230, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-30-1997), St Public Notif requested (JUN-30-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-30-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and JUN-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-01-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-30-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1999 and JAN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2000)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 34 regular monitoring violations
LINCOLN CREEK LUMBER CO (Population served: 118, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 11 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • BOISTFORT VALLEY (Population served: 2274, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • SOUTH LEWIS COUNTY REGIONAL PARK (Population served: 301, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • THOUSAND TRAILS CHEHALIS (Population served: 159, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • HIGHWAY 6 CHEVRON (Population served: 107, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HAMILTON, BETTY (Population served: 93, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • HEADQUARTERS TAVERN (Population served: 41, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SOUTH FORK VETERINARY SERV (Population served: 37, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST MARYS CONFERENCE CENTER (Population served: 30, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.3%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 42.1% for other race residents, 11.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chehalis, WA

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

Chehalis compared to Washington state average:

Chehalis, Washington environmental map by EPA

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


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chehalis, Washington:

  • Howard Johnson Inn, 122 Interstate Ave, Chehalis, WA 98532 , Phone: (360) 748-0101
  • Best Western Parkplace Inn & Suites, 201 SW Interstate Ave, Chehalis, WA 98532 , Phone: (360) 748-4040
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 730 NW Liberty Pl, Chehalis, WA 98532 , Phone: (360) 740-1800, Fax: (360) 740-1817
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chehalis, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Chehalis travel time to work - commute


Chehalis mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Utility gas (30%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chehalis city (based on Lewis County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 32.87%
Here32.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents24.5%18.2%11.0%5.6%5.5%
Congregations10.1%18.0%6.7%7.9%4.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Other
Adherents4.9%4.9%4.3%3.4%17.8%
Congregations6.7%5.6%5.6%3.4%31.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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.
State:

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

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

10.0%
State:

13.9%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,104$45,3120$0
Other Government Administration 10$54,111$64,9330$0
Judicial and Legal 2$10,856$65,1361$3,115
Police Protection - Officers 15$74,410$59,5280$0
Police - Other 4$11,962$35,8860$0
Firefighters 14$61,279$52,5250$0
Fire - Other 1$3,503$42,0360$0
Streets and Highways 7$23,780$40,7660$0
Sewerage 10$36,453$43,7441$1,557
Parks and Recreation 7$28,028$48,0481$2,119
Water Supply 8$29,741$44,6120$0
Other and Unallocable 6$26,400$52,8000$0
Totals for Government 88$375,627$51,2223$6,791

Chehalis government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $379,000 ($51.93)
    General: $37,000 ($5.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($4.80)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($2.19)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $1,580,000 ($216.50)
    Police Protection: $1,413,000 ($193.61)
    Water Utilities: $1,024,000 ($140.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $814,000 ($111.54)
    Health Services - Other: $656,000 ($89.89)
    Regular Highways: $601,000 ($82.35)
    Fire Protection: $502,000 ($68.79)
    Central Staff Services: $329,000 ($45.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $302,000 ($41.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $285,000 ($39.05)
    Financial Administration: $158,000 ($21.65)
    General - Other: $146,000 ($20.01)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $101,000 ($13.84)
    Housing & Community Development: $45,000 ($6.17)
    Parking Facilities: $33,000 ($4.52)
    Corrections - Other: $23,000 ($3.15)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $407,000 ($55.77)
    Benefit Payments: $57,000 ($7.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000 ($8.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $406,000 ($55.63)
    General - Other: $225,000 ($30.83)
    Parks & Recreation: $32,000 ($4.38)
    Police Protection: $23,000 ($3.15)
    Fire Protection: $22,000 ($3.01)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($1.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.55)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,220,000 ($578.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($2.06)

Chehalis government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,081,000 ($285.15)
    All Other: $300,000 ($41.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $284,000 ($38.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $127,000 ($17.40)
    Housing & Community Development: $58,000 ($7.95)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $84,000 ($11.51)
    Interest Revenue: $24,000 ($3.29)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $62,000 ($8.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $465,000 ($63.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $151,000 ($20.69)
    Rents: $75,000 ($10.28)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($0.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,737,000 ($238.01)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $342,000 ($46.86)
    All Other: $282,000 ($38.64)
    Housing & Community Development: $100,000 ($13.70)
    General Support: $62,000 ($8.50)
    Health & Hospitals: $8,000 ($1.10)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,455,000 ($336.39)
    Property: $1,013,000 ($138.81)
    Public Utilities: $839,000 ($114.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $129,000 ($17.68)
    NEC: $109,000 ($14.94)

Chehalis government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $308,000 ($42.20)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,011,000 ($138.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $117,000 ($16.03)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $765,000 ($104.82)
    Water Utilities: $298,000 ($40.83)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $129,000 ($17.68)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($1.37)

Chehalis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,846,000 ($526.99)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($3.97)

7.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,833 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($240 average AGI)
Lewis County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Thurston County, WA  1.85% ($33,630 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.78% ($42,995)
from King County, WA  0.66% ($41,134)


6.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,756 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($139 average AGI)
Lewis County:

0.04%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Thurston County, WA  1.56% ($38,049 average AGI)
to Cowlitz County, WA  0.57% ($31,667)
to Pierce County, WA  0.54% ($32,594)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Chehalis, Washington:
  • Fatal accident count: 15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 20
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Washington average:
  • Fatal accident count: 119
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 53
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 300
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19

See more detailed statistics of Chehalis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 94 meters (308ft)
Total costs: $97,435,000
Total average daily traffic: 450,841
Total average daily truck traffic: 92,918

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 9
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chehalis, WA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chehalis)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chehalis, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 36 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (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: 150 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chehalis)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 62 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chehalis)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 203
  • Hazardous Condition: 53
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Chehalis


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chehalis, WA

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
Businesses in Chehalis, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Nike2
Applebee's1Payless1
Best Western1Penske1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Cold Stone Creamery1Rite Aid1
Dennys1Rue211
FedEx5SAS Shoes1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Staples1
H&R Block2Starbucks2
Holiday Inn1Subway3
Home Depot1True Value2
Jack In The Box1U-Haul2
Kmart1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS7
Little Caesars Pizza1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Vons1
Maurices1Walgreens1
McDonald's4Walmart1
New Balance1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Chehalis, WA

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  • Bambi Allred-Forsman (2)
  • Darla Agnew-Von Moos (2)
  • Mark D. Winsor (1)
  • Richard W. Hilliker (1)
  • Ronald Holt (1)
  • Willard M. Latimer (1)
  • Debra Reed (1)
  • Clancy Holt (1)
  • Katheryne Wilson (1)

Total of 12 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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