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Welcome to Chelan ...

The city of Chelan is located in Chelan County<1>.

The pronunciation of Chelan: sheh-LAN<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chelan has a population of 4,219 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Chelan is 1,330 feet [405 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The ZIP code for Chelan: 98816<5>

Websites for Chelan ...

Official Website: www.cityofchelan.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chelan had an population of 4,219 people. This is an increase of 8.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chelan had a population of 3,890 people (or 5.37% of the total population of Chelan County). This makes Chelan the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Chelan represents 0.06% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 128th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,890 people, the population of Chelan increased 10.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,522 people).

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

Communities Also Named Chelan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Washington communities named Chelan: This one is located in Chelan County and the other is located in Okanogan County.

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

Communities near Chelan ...

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

  • Bridgeport [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
    • Bridgeport [Douglas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Chelan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,585 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<7>
  • Entiat [Chelan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Entiat
    • Entiat [Chelan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Chelan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entiat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Entiat<7>
  • Waterville [Douglas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterville
    • Waterville [Douglas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Chelan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville<7>
  • Pateros [Okanogan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pateros
    • Pateros [Okanogan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Chelan
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 721 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pateros
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pateros<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mansfield [Douglas County]
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      • Mansfield [Douglas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Chelan
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 337 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<7>
    • Manson [Chelan County]
    • Granite Falls [Chelan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Chelan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Chelan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
    • Okanogan City [Douglas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okanogan City
      • Okanogan City [Douglas County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Chelan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Okanogan City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Withrow [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Withrow
      • Withrow [Douglas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Chelan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Withrow
    • Ardenvoir [Chelan County]

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 Chelan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chelan.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chelan. 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 Chelan.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chelan. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chelan.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chelan ...

Looking for more information about Chelan? 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 Chelan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chelan.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Chelan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chelan: www.cityofchelan.com/

The official website for Chelan County: www.co.chelan.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 Chelan, 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 Chelan. 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 Chelan.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chelan - 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 Chelan). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chelan 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chelan) 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 Chelan. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChelanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chelan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.8426, Longitude: -120.0167    
<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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