Chehalis, WA


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Chehalis is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 7,391 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Chehalis is the 102nd largest community in Washington. Chehalis has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Chehalis isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chehalis are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chehalis is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Chehalis who work in office and administrative support (15.81%), food service (11.35%), and sales jobs (10.98%).

In terms of college education, Chehalis is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.84% of adults 25 and older in Chehalis have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Chehalis in 2010 was $19,137, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,548 for a family of four. However, Chehalis contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Chehalis is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Chehalis home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chehalis residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Chehalis also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Chehalis include Irish, English, Scottish, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Chehalis is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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