Kelso, Washington

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Population in 2013: 11,810 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.7%
 
Males: 5,897  (49.9%)
Females: 5,913  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  32.8 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98632.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,991 (it was $29,722 in 2000)
Kelso:

$35,991
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,561 (it was $15,162 in 2000)

Kelso city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $124,078 (it was $91,300 in 2000)
Kelso:

$124,078
WA:

$250,800

Median gross rent in 2013: $767.

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  • Races in Kelso, WA (2013)

    Kelso races chart
    • 9,30678.4%White alone
    • 1,78815.1%Hispanic
    • 3492.9%Two or more races
    • 2372.0%Black alone
    • 1171.0%Asian alone
    • 890.8%American Indian alone
    • 120.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kelso: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.1%), Irish (9.3%), English (7.4%), Swedish (5.4%), Norwegian (5.0%), United States (4.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 80 feet

Land area: 8.08 square miles.

Population density: 1,461 people per square mile   (low).

Kelso,WA real estate house value index trend

Kelso, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Kelso:

  • High school or higher: 82.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kelso city:

  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 16.6%

801 residents are foreign born (4.5% Latin America, 1.2% Asia, 0.9% Europe).

This city:

6.8%
Washington:

13.5%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Kelso, Washington as of July 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kelso to the number of sex offenders is 438 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,511 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $522 (0.6%)

Kelso satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vancouver, WA (38.1 miles , pop. 143,560).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (44.7 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (867.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Longview, WA (1.5 miles ), West Side Highway, WA (1.8 miles ), Longview Heights, WA (1.9 miles ), Rainier, OR (2.0 miles ), West Longview, WA (2.1 miles ), Prescott, OR (2.5 miles) , Rose Valley, WA (2.8 miles ), Castle Rock, WA (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $186,000
  • 2006: 25 buildings, average cost: $189,300
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $203,400
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $201,700
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $164,400
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $166,100
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $174,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.14 N, Longitude: 122.91 W

Kelso nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): City of Friendly People, Smelt Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,152 (+18.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 985 (25.0%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Kelso household income distribution Kelso home values distribution

Crime rates in Kelso by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1031010000100
per 100,000 8.30.025.28.40.08.30.00.00.00.08.30.00.0
Rapes 18132291713162710249615
per 100,000 149.0106.1184.775.7141.9107.8131.6223.881.8197.774.349.8127.1
Robberies 17161014152019125181374
per 100,000 140.7130.684.0117.8125.2165.9156.399.540.9148.3107.358.133.9
Assaults 52424833412946313123262953
per 100,000 430.3342.9403.1277.7342.2240.5378.4257.0253.6189.4214.7240.6449.1
Burglaries 190197185224214213164129147139131134110
per 100,000 1,572.31,608.41,553.61,885.01,786.31,766.51,349.11,069.41,202.41,144.91,081.61,111.9932.0
Thefts 814914867851859795763641670600506551534
per 100,000 6,736.27,462.47,280.87,161.57,170.36,593.16,276.75,313.85,480.14,941.94,177.74,572.24,524.7
Auto thefts 829314411712211573757939462237
per 100,000 678.6759.31,209.3984.61,018.4953.7600.5621.7646.2321.2379.8182.6313.5
Arson 138710784331331
per 100,000 107.665.358.884.258.466.332.924.924.58.224.824.98.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 693.8660.7796.2661.7708.8660.6617.9594.0480.7540.9421.9378.5470.3

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Crime rate in Kelso detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 27 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Washington average:

1.49
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +76 (+0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Kelso: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Kelso, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kelso-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 176% 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 79.0 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 67.4 miles away from Kelso 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 85.7 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 399.1 miles away from the city 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 331.9 miles away from Kelso 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 355.0 miles away from the city 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Landslides: 3, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kelso topographic map

Birthplace of: Ed Negre - Former NASCAR driver, Trevor May - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Kelso:

  • MONTICELLO HALL (409 NORTH 19TH AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Kelso:

  • FRONTIER REHAB AND EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • PEACEHEALTH DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 1 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • MONTICELLO MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 1 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • COWLITZ CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • COWLITZ CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • EVERGREEN MANOR HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • AMERICANA HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Kelso:

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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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kelso:

  • Lower Columbia College (about 2 miles; Longview, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,595)
  • Clark College (about 38 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • Centralia College (about 40 miles; Centralia, WA; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • University of Portland (about 41 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 42 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Pacific University (about 45 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,967)
  • Portland State University (about 45 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)

Public high schools in Kelso:

Public elementary/middle schools in Kelso:

Private elementary/middle schools in Kelso:

  • KELSO-LONGVIEW SDA SCHOOL (Students: 75; Location: 96 GARDEN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FAMILY HOUSE ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 1220 CARROLL RD; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Kelso

Library in Kelso:

  • KELSO PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $432,376; Location: 314 ACADEMY ST.; 37,703 books; 1,992 audio materials; 3,051 video materials; 11 state licensed databases; 76 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Kelso: Terrace (A), American Medical Response (B), Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue Station 2 Kelso (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Three Rivers Mall (1), Gilles Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Tourist attraction: Cowlitz County Historical Museum (405 Allen Street).

Hotels: Motel 6 (106 N Minor Rd), Guesthouse Inn & Suites (501 3 Rivers Drive), GuestHouse Inns & Suites Kelso (501 Three Rivers Drive), Best Value Inn (505 North Pacific Avenue), Coffee Garden (510 Kelso Drive), Comfort Inn Kelso (440 Three Rivers Drive), Best Western Aladdin Motor Inn (310 Long Avenue), Red Lion Hotel Conference Center Kelso (510 Kelso Drive).

Courts: Longview City - Municipal Court (312 Southwest 1st), Cowlitz County - Family Court (312 Southwest 1st), Cowlitz County - Courts- Superior Court- Clerk (312 Southwest 1st Avenue).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 21.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

21.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 9.28. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.28
U.S.:

9.14

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

FAMILY HOUSE ACADEMY (Population served: 28, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
LONE FIR BAR AND GRILL LLC (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • BEACON HILL WATER & SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 10,237, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • CAMELOT SUBDIVISION (Population served: 142, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.0%
(26.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.1% for American Indian residents, 59.3% for other race residents, 51.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.9%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Kelso in 2010:

  • 26 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Kelso in 2000:

  • 204 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in other group homes
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Kelso, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Kelso compared to Washington state average:

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

Banks with branches in Kelso (2011 data):

  • Heritage Bank: Kelso Branch at 1000 South 13th, branch established on 1996/10/28. 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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kelso, Washington:

  • Red Lion Hotel Kelso / Longview, 510 Kelso Dr, Kelso, WA 98626 , Phone: (360) 636-4400, Fax: (360) 425-3296
  • Comfort Inn, 440 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626 , Phone: (360) 425-4600, Fax: (360) 423-0762
  • Motel 6, 106 Minor Rd, Kelso, WA 98626 , Phone: (360) 425-3229, Fax: (360) 423-4650
  • Guesthouse Inn & Suites, 501 Three Rivers Dr, Kelso, WA 98626 , Phone: (360) 414-5953
  • Super 8 Motel, 250 Kelso Dr, Kelso, WA 98626 , Phone: (360) 423-8880
  • Best Western Aladdin Motor Inn, 310 Long Ave, Kelso, WA 98626 , Phone: (360) 425-9660, Fax: (360) 577-9436
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kelso, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Washington average:

11.4

Kelso travel time to work - commute Kelso mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (91%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kelso city (based on Cowlitz County data)

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
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Cowlitz County:

34.7%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

13.9%
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
Financial Administration 7$29,995$51,4200$0
Other Government Administration 2$14,652$87,9127$3,200
Police Protection - Officers 24$151,725$75,8630$0
Police - Other 3$9,861$39,4441$792
Streets and Highways 11$56,628$61,7761$2,137
Airports 1$4,179$50,1480$0
Sewerage 2$9,922$59,5320$0
Parks and Recreation 1$4,640$55,6800$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$9,118$54,7081$1,650
Water Supply 11$48,331$52,7250$0
Local Libraries 4$14,263$42,7895$1,155
Totals for Government 68$353,314$62,35015$8,934

Kelso government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $1,213,000 ($102.71)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,307,000 ($195.34)
    Water Utilities: $1,192,000 ($100.93)
    General - Other: $841,000 ($71.21)
    Regular Highways: $507,000 ($42.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $453,000 ($38.36)
    Financial Administration: $375,000 ($31.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $359,000 ($30.40)
    Central Staff Services: $344,000 ($29.13)
    Libraries: $227,000 ($19.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $220,000 ($18.63)
    Sewerage: $178,000 ($15.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $92,000 ($7.79)
    Air Transportation: $80,000 ($6.77)
    Transit Utilities: $52,000 ($4.40)
    Corrections - Other: $25,000 ($2.12)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $176,000 ($14.90)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $128,000 ($10.84)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $410,000 ($34.72)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Housing & Community Development: $272,000 ($23.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,164,000 ($98.56)
    Regular Highways: $178,000 ($15.07)
    Sewerage: $162,000 ($13.72)
    Police Protection: $81,000 ($6.86)
    Libraries: $31,000 ($2.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $24,000 ($2.03)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($1.35)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,812,000 ($322.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $145,000 ($12.28)

Kelso government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,898,000 ($160.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,112,000 ($94.16)
    All Other: $286,000 ($24.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($2.20)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $201,000 ($17.02)
    From Other Government: $6,000 ($0.51)
    Interest Revenue: $3,000 ($0.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $16,000 ($1.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $352,000 ($29.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $591,000 ($50.04)
    General Revenue, NEC: $500,000 ($42.34)
    Rents: $131,000 ($11.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,961,000 ($166.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $944,000 ($79.93)
    Highways: $913,000 ($77.31)
    Housing & Community Development: $446,000 ($37.76)
    General Support: $103,000 ($8.72)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,726,000 ($146.15)
    Property: $1,084,000 ($91.79)
    Public Utilities: $930,000 ($78.75)
    NEC: $807,000 ($68.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $188,000 ($15.92)

Kelso government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,410,000 ($204.06)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,601,000 ($474.26)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $354,000 ($29.97)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,490,000 ($380.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,524,000 ($213.72)
    Other, NEC: $649,000 ($54.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $462,000 ($39.12)
    Water Utilities: $240,000 ($20.32)

Kelso government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,613,000 ($983.32)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $487,000 ($41.24)

5.16% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,370 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.16%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Cowlitz County:

0.04%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clark County, WA  1.14% ($38,027 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.26% ($40,054)
from Lewis County, WA  0.24% ($28,782)


5.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Cowlitz County:

0.07%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clark County, WA  1.40% ($39,407 average AGI)
to Lewis County, WA  0.24% ($28,709)
to King County, WA  0.23% ($32,561)

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.)
  • KEDO (1400 AM; 1 kW; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • KLYK (94.5 FM; KELSO, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K250AE (97.9 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRQT-FM1 (107.1 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKCW (103.3 FM; BEAVERTON, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)

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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Kelso fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 451m1,480ftTotal length
  • $448,635,000Total costs
  • 582,246Total average daily traffic
  • 105,810Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 42010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Kelso, WA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 79 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Kelso)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kelso, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 130 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kelso)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kelso)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$124,20421$110,718153$134,71513$68,2951$796,07023$82,0534$100,720
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$129,2074$100,53013$164,5242$110,6300$02$81,0251$39,860
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$114,1509$114,73369$144,1466$77,3530$09$103,2134$24,313
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$114,2141$136,53051$134,9062$72,2651$360,0003$109,5772$61,880
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$08$130,6362$155,5700$02$62,9200$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0003.00 , 0010.00, 0011.00, 0012.00, 0013.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$128,1271$229,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$335,1102$136,630
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$268,3701$153,880
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0003.00 , 0010.00, 0011.00, 0012.00, 0013.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 200
  • Hazardous Condition: 23
  • Service Call: 25
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Kelso

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kelso, WA
Businesses in Kelso, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike1
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax1
Best Western1Pac Sun1
Burger King1Payless1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Dennys1Safeway1
Econo Lodge1Sears2
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx1Starbucks1
GNC1Subway1
GameStop1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1Target1
Kroger1Toyota1
Macy's1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets3U-Haul1
Maurices1UPS3
McDonald's1Vans2
Motel 61Vons1
Motherhood Maternity1
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