Kalama, Washington

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Population in 2017: 2,687 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +50.7%
Males: 1,335  (49.7%)
Females: 1,352  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98625.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,098 (it was $38,152 in 2000)
Kalama:

$57,098
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,510 (it was $19,592 in 2000)

Kalama city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $231,514 (it was $105,400 in 2000)
Kalama:

$231,514
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $239,296; detached houses: $258,322; townhouses or other attached units: $253,605; in 2-unit structures: $167,350; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $254,555; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $217,950; mobile homes: $120,753; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $33,166

Median gross rent in 2017: $749.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kalama: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.0%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.7% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Kalama, WA (2010)
    • 2,08989.1%White alone
    • 1144.9%Hispanic
    • 672.9%Two or more races
    • 281.2%Asian alone
    • 251.1%American Indian alone
    • 140.6%Black alone
    • 40.2%Other race alone
    • 30.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Kalama detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Kalama, Washington as of July 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kalama is 1,337 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Kalama by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(91.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(215.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.9)
1
(36.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(124.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(36.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(260.1)
1
(50.7)
2
(96.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.6)
2
(87.3)
4
(168.8)
2
(86.4)
2
(86.8)
2
(85.1)
4
(166.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(988.6)
30
(1,522)
6
(288.9)
7
(320.8)
7
(305.0)
14
(610.8)
10
(422.1)
8
(345.4)
7
(303.7)
7
(298.0)
6
(249.0)
6
(239.1)
11
(401.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
123
(6,400)
62
(3,146)
82
(3,948)
58
(2,658)
39
(1,699)
35
(1,527)
31
(1,309)
32
(1,382)
28
(1,215)
21
(894.0)
27
(1,120)
23
(916.7)
28
(1,023)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(416.2)
3
(152.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(91.7)
4
(174.3)
3
(130.9)
5
(211.1)
4
(172.7)
1
(43.4)
5
(212.9)
4
(166.0)
4
(159.4)
1
(36.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(52.0)
6
(304.4)
1
(48.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(42.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)410.5254.7197.4209.4112.0131.8132.5283.290.7124.7146.198.0112.2

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City-data.com crime index in Kalama, WA

Crime rate in Kalama detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.19
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: English (12.3%), German (11.9%), Irish (9.5%), American (9.1%), Norwegian (4.3%), Scottish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 210 feet

Land area: 2.28 square miles.

Population density: 1,180 people per square mile   (low).

Kalama, Washington map

39 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,807 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,520 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vancouver, WA (28.4 miles , pop. 143,560).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (35.0 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (857.5 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Prescott, OR (1.9 miles),
Goble, OR (2.0 miles ),
Deer Island, OR (2.3 miles ),
Rainier, OR (2.7 miles ),
Columbia City, OR (2.9 miles ),
Woodland, WA (2.9 miles ),
Kelso, WA (3.1 miles ),
St. Helens, OR (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 46.01 N, Longitude: 122.84 W

Area code: 360

Distribution of median household income in Kalama, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kalama, WA in 2017
Kalama satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.7%
Washington:

5.2%
Population change in the 1990s: +266 (+17.5%).
Most common industries in Kalama, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Paper (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.7%)
  • Paper (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.9%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.2%)
  • Utilities (3.5%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.2%)
  • Public administration (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Kalama, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)

Average climate in Kalama, Washington

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Kalama, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.04. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.04
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Kalama-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 178% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 75.8 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 93.7 miles away from Kalama center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 391.6 miles away from Kalama center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 324.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 346.6 miles away from Kalama center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cowlitz County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 7, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kalama topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Kalama:

  • AMERICANA HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • COMMUNITY HOME HEALTH/HOSPICE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • PEACHEALTH ST JOHN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • PARK ROYAL HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • PEACEHEALTH DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • MONTICELLO MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • FRONTIER REHAB AND EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)

Amtrak station near Kalama:

  • 10 miles: KELSO-LONGVIEW (KELSO, 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kalama:

  • Lower Columbia College (about 11 miles; Longview, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,595)
  • Clark College (about 28 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • University of Portland (about 31 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 33 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Portland State University (about 36 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • Pacific University (about 37 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,967)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 40 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)

Public high school in Kalama:

Public elementary/middle school in Kalama:

See full list of schools located in Kalama

Library in Kalama:

  • KALAMA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $36,337; Location: 312 N 1ST; 14,149 books; 805 audio materials; 482 video materials; 11 state licensed databases; 48 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kalama: Hoffman Landing (A), Port of Kalama Marina (B), Cowlitz County Fire District 5 Station 51 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Kalama River Inn (602 Northeast Frontage Road).

Cowlitz County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kalama and their reported violations in the past:

MAHAFFEY RV PARK (Population served: 49, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kalama that have no violations reported:

  • MERRY ETTA PARK (Population served: 20, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

68.8%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Banks with branches in Kalama (2011 data):

  • Heritage Bank: Kalama Branch at 195 N 1st Street, branch established on 1937/09/02. Info updated 2011/09/02: Bank assets: $1,202.8 mil, Deposits: $1,009.5 mil, headquarters in Olympia, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Kalama:

Marital status in Kalama, WA
  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 41.5%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

For population 25 years and over in Kalama:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kalama
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kalama, WA (based on Cowlitz County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,10079
Catholic9,2945
Other4,80616
Mainline Protestant3,46017
Orthodox201
None66,730-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Cowlitz County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Cowlitz County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
Here:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
This county:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 65
Cowlitz County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

34.7%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Cowlitz County:

12.0%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.4%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kalama:

45.6%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.7%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.5%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

36.5%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.0%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.3%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kalama, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 5$45,798$109,9150$0
Water Supply 5$48,080$115,3920$0
Financial Administration 3$24,586$98,3441$3,118
Sewerage 2$7,264$43,5840$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$800
Police - Other 0$0 1$2,648
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$2,370
Local Libraries 0$0 3$2,729
Other and Unallocable 0$0 3$1,480
Totals for Government 15$125,728$100,58215$13,145

Kalama government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $169,000 ($62.90)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $649,000 ($241.53)
    Police Protection: $536,000 ($199.48)
    Sewerage: $426,000 ($158.54)
    Financial Administration: $266,000 ($99.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $261,000 ($97.13)
    General - Other: $165,000 ($61.41)
    Central Staff Services: $98,000 ($36.47)
    Regular Highways: $97,000 ($36.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000 ($21.59)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $34,000 ($12.65)
    Natural Resources - Other: $30,000 ($11.16)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($10.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($3.72)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $337,000 ($125.42)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $30,000 ($11.16)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000 ($5.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $109,000 ($40.57)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($6.33)
    General - Other: $15,000 ($5.58)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($1.49)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($1.49)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($1.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($1.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,019,000 ($379.23)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($5.58)

Kalama government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $773,000 ($287.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $279,000 ($103.83)
    Other: $22,000 ($8.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($7.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000 ($7.44)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $77,000 ($28.66)
    General Revenue - Other: $37,000 ($13.77)
    Fines and Forfeits: $25,000 ($9.30)
    Donations From Private Sources: $19,000 ($7.07)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($1.49)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($1.49)
    Rents: $1,000 ($0.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,136,000 ($422.78)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $139,000 ($51.73)
    Highways: $70,000 ($26.05)
    General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($10.42)
  • Tax - Property: $354,000 ($131.75)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $280,000 ($104.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $274,000 ($101.97)
    Other Selective Sales: $27,000 ($10.05)
    Other License: $18,000 ($6.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $16,000 ($5.95)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $14,000 ($5.21)
    Amusements Sales: $8,000 ($2.98)

Kalama government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,794,000 ($3272.79)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,070,000 ($3003.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $724,000 ($269.45)

Kalama government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,770,000 ($658.73)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $232,000 ($86.34)

7.22% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, WA  2.49% ($47,300 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.34% ($42,893)
from Columbia County, OR  0.28% ($44,849)


5.83% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($53,518 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clark County, WA  1.53% ($59,210 average AGI)
to Lewis County, WA  0.37% ($37,350)
to Columbia County, OR  0.20% ($34,355)

Businesses in Kalama, WA

  • FedEx: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kalama:

  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • 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)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBAM (1270 AM; 5 kW; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLOG (1490 AM; 1 kW; KELSO, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFXX (910 AM; 10 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • 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 Kalama:

  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJVH (89.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KUKN (105.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWYQ (90.3 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS 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)
  • KKRZ (100.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMHD (89.1 FM; GRESHAM, OR; Owner: MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • KVMX (107.5 FM; BANKS, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KLTH (106.7 FM; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: INIFINITY RADIO OF PORTLAND INC.)
  • KUPL-FM (98.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF PORTLAND INC.)
  • KUFO-FM (101.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBVM (88.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kalama:

  • 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.)
  • KOIN (Channel 6; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KNMT (Channel 24; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KGW (Channel 8; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOPB-TV (Channel 10; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K36DG (Channel 36; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • KPXG-LP (Channel 54; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K68DZ (Channel 68; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • Kalama, Washington
  • Fatal accident count15
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents27
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents44
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Washington average
  • Fatal accident count6950
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10238
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3539
  • Fatalities7778
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents17972
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents460
See more detailed statistics of Kalama fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 302ft / 92.3mTotal length
  • $69,315,000Total costs
  • 349,651Total average daily traffic
  • 60,492Total average daily truck traffic
  • 338,946Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kalama, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 81970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kalama, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kalama)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Kalama, WA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kalama)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kalama)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$161,8601$336,28013$200,1432$190,240
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$362,1500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$190,5906$214,6651$132,050
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$04$228,3481$90,710
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0016.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$150,7001$178,090
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0016.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kalama, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kalama, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 24. The highest number of fire incidents - 63 took place in 2009, and the least - 7 in 2002. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Kalama, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (40.3%), and Structure Fires (34.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kalama, WA
    • 16240.3%Outside Fires
    • 14034.8%Structure Fires
    • 7618.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 246.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kalama, WA
Most common first names in Kalama, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3175.0 years
William2574.0 years
Robert2472.3 years
James1677.4 years
George1478.0 years
Charles1177.8 years
Mary1184.5 years
Donald1169.5 years
Jack1064.1 years
Kenneth970.5 years
Most common last names in Kalama, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1275.8 years
Brewer1074.3 years
Miller1079.3 years
Smith871.0 years
Schauble683.0 years
Stone677.0 years
Mahaffey576.8 years
Wilson580.6 years
Hendrickson577.8 years
Olson582.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kalama, WA
  • 78.8%Electricity
  • 11.9%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kalama, WA
  • 94.7%Electricity
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%No fuel used


Kalama compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Kalama on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Indonesia (population 500+)"
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