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Welcome to Chehalis ...

The city of Chehalis is located in Lewis County<1> and is the County Seat for Lewis County.

The pronunciation of Chehalis: chuh-HAY-list<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chehalis has a population of 7,644 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chehalis.

Chehalis is 280 feet [85 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Chehalis lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Chehalis: (360)

The ZIP code for Chehalis: 98532<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chehalis had an population of 7,644 people. This is an increase of 5.3% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chehalis had a population of 7,259 people (which is 9.62% of the total population of Lewis County). This makes Chehalis the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Chehalis represents 0.11% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 94th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,259 people, the population of Chehalis increased 2.86% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,057 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chehalis.

Communities Also Named Chehalis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Chehalis - it's located in Minnesota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Chehalis.

Communities near Chehalis ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chehalis.

  • Napavine [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napavine
    • Napavine [Lewis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Chehalis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,042 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napavine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napavine<7>
  • Tenino [Thurston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
    • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Chehalis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<7>
  • Winlock [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winlock
    • Winlock [Lewis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Chehalis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winlock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winlock<7>
  • Toledo [Lewis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toledo
    • Toledo [Lewis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Chehalis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 785 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toledo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toledo<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oakville [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Grays Harbor County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Chehalis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 697 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<7>
    • Pe Ell [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pe Ell
      • Pe Ell [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Chehalis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pe Ell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pe Ell<7>
    • Vader [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vader
      • Vader [Lewis County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Chehalis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vader
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vader<7>
    • Bucoda [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucoda
      • Bucoda [Thurston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Chehalis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucoda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucoda<7>
    • Adna [Lewis County]
    • Fords Prairie [Lewis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fords Prairie
      • Fords Prairie [Lewis County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Chehalis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fords Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fords Prairie

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chehalis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chehalis.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chehalis. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chehalis.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chehalis. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chehalis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chehalis ...

Looking for more information about Chehalis? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chehalis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chehalis.

Adding Chehalis to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chehalis in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chehalis was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Chehalis

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chehalis on our Genealogy Page.

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About Lewis County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chehalis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lewis County: www.co.lewis.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Lewis, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Chehalis. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chehalis.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chehalis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Chehalis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chehalis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chehalis) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chehalis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChehalisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chehalis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6619, Longitude: -122.9643    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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