Chelan, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 3,522. Estimated population in July 2020: 3,684 (+4.6% change)
Males: 1,695 (48.1%), Females: 1,827 (51.9%)

Chelan County

Zip code: 98816

Median resident age: 41.1 years
Median household income: $28,047
Median house value: $141,300

Races in Chelan:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.3%)
  • Hispanic (14.5%)
  • Other race (9.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.1%), English (14.2%), United States (10.2%), Irish (9.4%), Norwegian (5.8%), Scottish (3.8%).

Elevation: 1130 feet

Land area: 3.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Chelan

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chelan city

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 15.6%

12.0% Foreign born (9.6% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +519 (+17.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Chelan:

  • LAKE CHELAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (503 E HIGHLAND/PO BOX 908)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Chelan:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Chelan:

  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 34 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Abbreviation: EAT)
  • GRANT CO INTL (about 66 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; Abbreviation: MWH)
  • YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL/MCALLISTER FIELD (about 95 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Abbreviation: YKM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Chelan:

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chelan:

  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,420)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 92 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,906)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 126 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS (about 127 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 32,742)
  • BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 148 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,013)
  • LAKE WASHINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 151 miles; KIRKLAND, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,328)

Schools

Public high schools in Chelan:

  • CHELAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 392; Location: 215 WEBSTER; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GLACIER VALLEY/CHELAN PREP HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 80; Location: 324 E JOHNSON; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Chelan:

  • MORGEN OWINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 545; Location: 407 E WOODIN; Grades: KG – 06)
  • CHELAN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 313; Location: 215 WEBSTER; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LAKE CHELAN PRESCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 324 E JOHNSON; Grades: PK – PK)
  • HOLDEN VILLAGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: HCOO STOP 2; Grades: KG – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Chelan:

  • CHELAN VALLEY INDEPENDENT SCHO (Students: 37; Location: PO BOX 1330/317 E. JOHNSON; Grades: KG – 6)