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Population (year 2000): 11,895. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,854 (-0.3% change)
Males: 5,936 (49.9%), Females: 5,959 (50.1%)

Cowlitz County

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Median resident age: 32.9 years
Median household income: $29,722 (year 2000)
Median house value: $96,000 (year 2000)

Kelso, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Kelso:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.2%)
  • Hispanic (6.9%)
  • American Indian (3.7%)
  • Other race (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.7%)
  • Black (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.9%), Irish (12.8%), English (10.5%), Norwegian (5.9%), United States (5.5%), French (4.1%).

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Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 8.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Kelso

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kelso city

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

4.2% Foreign born (2.0% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +76 (+0.6%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WA Vancouver, (40.9 miles www.ZipRealty.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OR Portland, (46.5 miles pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (890.0 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Side Highway, WA (3.1 miles West WA Longview, (3.4 miles Heights, WA (4.3 miles Longview OR Rainier, (4.4 miles Longview, WA (6.1 miles West Prescott, OR (6.5 miles) , Rock, WA (9.1 miles Castle WA (10.2 miles Kalama,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 36 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 1997: 24 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 1998: 38 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $235,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $128,300
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $119,300

Latitude: 46.14 N, Longitude: 122.91 W


Kelso, Washington business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.5%), Educational,health and social services (19.4%), Retail trade (13.4%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,635 (+13.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,339 (29.6%)


 

Crime in Kelso by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 1 0 3 1
    per 100,000 16.8 0.0 8.4 0.0 25.2 8.4
Rapes 19 12 18 13 22 9
    per 100,000 159.7 100.9 151.3 109.3 185.0 75.7
Robberies 12 23 17 16 10 14
    per 100,000 100.9 193.4 142.9 134.5 84.1 117.7
Assaults 46 40 52 42 48 33
    per 100,000 386.7 336.3 437.2 353.1 403.5 277.4
Burglaries 169 170 190 197 185 224
    per 100,000 1420.8 1429.2 1597.3 1656.2 1555.3 1883.1
Thefts 703 686 814 914 867 851
    per 100,000 5910.0 5767.1 6843.2 7683.9 7288.8 7154.3
Auto thefts 65 87 82 93 144 117
    per 100,000 546.4 731.4 689.4 781.8 1210.6 983.6
567.9 554.9 639.9 640.5 702.4 626.1


Average climate in Kelso, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hospitals/medical centers near Kelso:
  • HOSPICE CARE CENTER HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • PEACEHEALTH ST JOHN MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • S W WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (about 36 miles; VANCOUVER, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kelso:
  • PORTLAND INTL (about 45 miles; PORTLAND, OR; ID: PDX)
  • OLYMPIA (about 57 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; ID: OLM)
  • ASTORIA REGIONAL (about 67 miles; ASTORIA, OR; ID: AST)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kelso:
  • KELSO-LONGVIEW (about 3 miles; KELSO, WA; ID: KLS)
  • WOODLAND STATE (about 22 miles; WOODLAND, WA; ID: W27)
  • TOLEDO-WINLOCK ED CARLSON MEMORIAL FIELD (about 24 miles; TOLEDO, WA; ID: TDO)

Amtrak station:
KELSO-LONGVIEW (501 S 1ST AVE.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 2 $8,246 $49,476 0 $0
Other Government Administration 2 $10,095 $60,570 7 $1,400
Airports 0 $0   2 $3,919
Financial Administration 8 $26,964 $40,446 0 $0
Streets and Highways 12 $46,093 $46,093 0 $0
Police - Other 4 $10,850 $32,550 1 $583
Police Protection - Officers 27 $141,634 $62,948 0 $0
Local Libraries 4 $12,826 $38,478 4 $962
Water Supply 10 $38,417 $46,100 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4 $15,176 $45,528 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $9,650 $57,900 0 $0
Totals for Government 75 $319,951 $51,192 14 $6,864


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kelso:
  • LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 6 miles; LONGVIEW, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • CLARK COLLEGE (about 38 miles; VANCOUVER, WA; FT enrollment: 5,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND (about 40 miles; PORTLAND, OR; FT enrollment: 2,683)
  • PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 48 miles; PORTLAND, OR; FT enrollment: 13,255)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE (about 49 miles; PORTLAND, OR; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 54 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 12,132)
  • MT HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 55 miles; GRESHAM, OR; FT enrollment: 4,867)
Public high schools in Kelso:
  • KELSO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,207; Location: 1904 ALLEN ST; Grades: 10 - 12)
  • LOOWIT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 32; Location: 2001 ALLEN ST; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high school in Kelso:
  • CORNERSTONE COMM CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 77; Location: PO BOX 33; Grades: 7 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Kelso:
  • COWEEMAN JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 669; Location: 2000 ALLEN ST; Grades: 06 - 09)
  • HUNTINGTON JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 663; Location: 500 REDPATH; Grades: 07 - 09)
  • BUTLER ACRES ELEMENTARY (Students: 519; Location: 1609 BURCHAM ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • BARNES ELEMENTARY (Students: 438; Location: 401 BARNES; Grades: PK - 06)
  • CATLIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 395; Location: 404 LONG AVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • WALLACE ELEMENTARY (Students: 378; Location: 410 ELM ST; Grades: KG - 06)
  • ROSE VALLEY ELEMENTARY (Students: 203; Location: 1502 ROSE VALLEY RD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • CARROLLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 142; Location: 3902 OLD PACIFIC HWY S; Grades: KG - 06)
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION HOME & HOSPITAL (Students: 1; Location: 601 CRAWFORD ST; Grades: KG - 12)
Private primary/middle schools in Kelso:
  • KELSO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 144; Location: 403 ACADEMY; Grades: PK - 6)
  • KELSO-LONGVIEW SDA SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 96 GARDEN ST.; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Kelso:
  • KELSO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $279,744; Location: 314 ACADEMY ST.; 38,556 books; 1,999 audio materials; 1,726 video materials; 92 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Terrace (A). its location on the map

Shopping Centers: Gilles Shopping Center (1), Park-N-Shop Shopping Center (2). their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Harding Creek (A), Coweeman River (B). their locations on the map

Park in Kelso: Highland Park (1). its location on the map


Kelso compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Kelso:
  • KBAM (1270 AM; 5 kW; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLOG (1490 AM; 1 kW; KELSO, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KEDO (1400 AM; 1 kW; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kelso:
  • KUKN (105.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWYQ (90.3 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJVH (89.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLYK (94.5 FM; KELSO, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • K250AE (97.9 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRQT-FM1 (107.1 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KKCW (103.3 FM; BEAVERTON, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPDQ-FM (93.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OREGON, INC.)
  • KOPB-FM (91.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KKRZ (100.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMHD (89.1 FM; GRESHAM, OR; Owner: MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)

TV broadcast stations around Kelso:
  • K36DG (Channel 36; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • K68DZ (Channel 68; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KATU (Channel 2; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND TV, L.L.C.)
  • KPDX (Channel 49; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • KPTV (Channel 12; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K57IF (Channel 57; SALEM, OR; Owner: LaGRANDE BROADCASTING, INC.)

 

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