Chehalis, Washington

Chehalis: City in and county seat of Lewis County, Washington, United States


Chehalis is a city located in the county of Lewis in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 7,259 and a population density of 504 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 7,825 inhabitants.

Chehalis locator map
Location of Chehalis on Washington map.

Quick Facts about Chehalis

Population : 7,825 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : Lewis County
Postal code : 98532
Phone Area Codes : 360
Area : 14.39 km2
Altitude : 243 feet / 74 meters
Capital city : Chehalis is capital of Lewis County
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−08:00, UTC−07:00
Local time : 01:41:35 (29th November 2023)
Density : 544 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 7.23% (2010-2020)
Weather : 26℉ Partly Cloudy 7-days weather
Lewis County Historic Courthouse image
Lewis County Historic Courthouse
Lewis County Historic Courthouse image


Chehalis is located at 46°39'43"N 122°57'50"W (46.6620500, -122.9640200).

Chehalis map


Chehalis forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. East southeast wind around 5 mph. more


The population of Chehalis increased by 7.23% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 7,259 - census
2011 7,258 -0.01% estimation process
2012 7,264 0.08% estimation process
2013 7,202 -0.86% estimation process
2014 7,188 -0.19% estimation process
2015 7,290 1.4% estimation process
2016 7,395 1.42% estimation process
2017 7,529 1.78% estimation process
2018 7,614 1.12% estimation process
2019 7,654 0.52% estimation process
2020 7,825 2.19% estimation process

Chehalis zip code is 98532. County name: Lewis, County fips: 53041

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People born in Chehalis (10)

People born in Chehalis, including screenwriter, film producer Seton I. Miller, musician Ralph Towner, swimmer, Olympic bronze medalist, coach Olive McKean, .


  • Dave Gregg (American baseball player) he was born in 14/03/1891
  • Judianne Fotheringill (figure skater) she was born in 21/07/1944
  • Morgan Christen (United States Circuit Court judge) she was born in 05/12/1961
  • Vean Gregg (American baseball player) he was born in 13/04/1885
  • Bill Markham (American politician) he was born in 09/10/1922
  • Kay Bell (American football player, actor and professional wrestler (1914-1994)) he was born in 14/10/1914
  • Andrew Barkis (Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives) he was born in 01/01/1968

Schools in Chehalis

College & universities near Chehalis, WA

Code Name City ZIP
234845 Centralia College Centralia (WA) 98531-4099

Stations (16)

Amtrak & bus stations near Chehalis, WA

Code Name Address Type
CTL Centralia station 210 Railroad Avenue RAIL
OLW Centennial Station 6600 Yelm Highway S.E. RAIL
KEL Kelso Multimodal Transportation Center 501 South First Street RAIL
TAC Tacoma Dome Station 1001 Puyallup Avenue RAIL
ART Astoria Transit Center 900 Marine Drive BUS

Post offices near Chehalis

Post Office Name City ZIP
Chehal Post Office Chehalis (WA) 98532

Other cities in Lewis County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Lewis County , WA.

City Name Population Title
Centralia 17,995 City in Washington State
Napavine 2,042 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Fords Prairie 1,959 Census designated place
Winlock 1,490 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Morton 1,217 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Mossyrock 838 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States
Toledo 785 City in Washington, United States
Pe Ell 683 Town of the United States
Vader 677 City in Lewis County, Washington, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Chehalis distances to largest Washington cities