Cowlitz County, Washington (WA)

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County population in 2012: 101,996 (71% urban, 29% rural); it was 92,948 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 18,152
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,325
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 24,252
Renter-occupied apartments: 13,767 (it was 11,598 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

36%

Land area: 1139 sq. mi.

Water area: 27.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 90 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cowlitz County: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (20.7%), Educational, health and social services (19.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cowlitz County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (1.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years
Males: 50,542  (45.0%)
Females: 51,868  (55.0%)
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Cowlitz County,WA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cowlitz County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,417 ($39,797 in 1999)

This county:

$48417
Washington:

$58405

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $632 (lower quartile is $516, upper quartile is $789)
This county:

$632
State:

$867


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $179,300 (it was $125,100 in 2000)
Cowlitz:

$179,300
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $126,000 - $250,800
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,324
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $423

Institutionalized population: 892

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 485 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2008: 268 buildings, average cost: $234,300
  • 2009: 147 buildings, average cost: $207,800

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,880 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,628 (1.0%)

Cowlitz County household income distribution in 2009 Cowlitz County home values distribution Cowlitz County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 26.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.6% for American Indian residents, 69.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 52.3% for other race residents, 25.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.5%
Cowlitz County:

14.5%
Washington:

14.1%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Black residents, 25.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.9% for American Indian residents, 71.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 47.4% for other race residents, 27.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 75 years old, American Indian residents: 36 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

Area name: Longview, WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cowlitz County is $506 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $588 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $857 a month.

Cities in this county include: Longview, Kelso, Rose Valley, West Side Highway, Woodland, Longview Heights, West Longview, Castle Rock, Kalama, Ryderwood.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cowlitz County: Coweeman Ranger Station (A), Cloverdale (B), Green River Salmon Hatchery (C), Camp Cowlitz (D), Kalama Falls Salmon Hatchery (E), Alder Creek Rearing Pond (F), North Fork Ranger Station (G), Cleaveland Landing (H), Ferndale School (I), Finn Hall (J), Camp Baker (K), Kalama Ranger Station (L), Speelyai Hill Viewpoint (M), Saddle Dam Campground (N), Beaver Bay Park (O), Yale Park (P), Gardner (Q), Tucker (R), Meridian Lookout (S), Castle Rock Fairgrounds (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cowlitz County include: Abernathy Assembly of God Church (A), Stella Lutheran Chapel (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (C), Longview Laestadian Lutheran Church (D), Oak Point Community Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (1), Jackson Cemetery (2), Lone Pine Cemetery (3), Mount Pleasant Cemetery (4), Rose Valley Cemetery (5), Rosin Cemetery (6), Silver Lake Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Log Pond (A), Coldwater Lake (B), Castle Lake (C), Ryderwood Pond (D), McBride Lake (E), Merrill Lake (F), Silver Lake (G), Elochoman Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baird Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Brooks Creek (C), Brown Creek (D), Bush Creek (E), Butler Creek (F), Castle Creek (G), Coldspring Creek (H), Coldwater Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cowlitz County include: Speelyai Picnic Area (1), Kid Valley Park (2), Hoffstadt Creek Park (3), Barnes State Park (4), Goat Marsh Research Natural Area (5), Al Raught Park (6), Seaquest State Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Columbia County, Oregon , Clark County , Lewis County , Skamania County , Wahkiakum County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 3,602
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,452 (43% naturalized citizens)

Cowlitz County:

3.7%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 913
  • 1990 to 1994: 561
  • 1985 to 1989: 346
  • 1980 to 1984: 348
  • 1975 to 1979: 295
  • 1970 to 1974: 169
  • 1970 to 1974: 139
  • 1965 to 1969: 681

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 85.6%

Cowlitz County marital status for males Cowlitz County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cowlitz County with a mortgage: 13,025 (1,604 second mortgage, 1,451 home equity loan, 85 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,542

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cowlitz County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,10079
Catholic9,2945
Other4,80616
Mainline Protestant3,46017
Orthodox201
None66,730-
Cowlitz County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Cowlitz County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This 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.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 65
This county:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cowlitz County:

8.7%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Cowlitz County:

34.7%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Cowlitz County:

Average size of farms: 74 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,443
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1270.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.74%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $49,872
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.57%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 35.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,772
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.49
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 15.27%
Vegetables: 1,249 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 46 acres

Tornado activity:

Cowlitz County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 57755053.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Cowlitz County-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 75.5 miles away from Cowlitz County 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 64.0 miles away from the county 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 81.6 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 403.8 miles away from the county 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 337.0 miles away from Cowlitz County 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 358.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (32%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • Cambodia (7%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cowlitz County (%):

  • German (19%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Finnish (3%)

Cowlitz County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 32,104 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 4,563 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 104 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (0%)
  • Taxi: 26 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 231 (1%)
  • Walked: 885 (2%)
  • Other means: 267 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,123 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Cowlitz County, Washington in 2000:

  • 594 people in nursing homes
  • 274 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 225 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 66 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 64 people in halfway houses
  • 59 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 53 people in other group homes
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

People in group quarters in Cowlitz County, Washington in 2010:

  • 512 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 291 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 106 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 63 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 57 people in state prisons
  • 42 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 38 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,367.

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%

2.50% relocated from other counties in Washington ($17,386 average AGI)
2.62% relocated from other states ($18,814 average AGI)
Cowlitz County:

2.62%
Washington average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


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)
from King County, WA  0.22% ($36,825)
from Columbia County, OR  0.20% ($33,889)
from Pierce County, WA  0.16% ($37,000)
from Washington County, OR  0.12% ($49,182)


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%

2.90% relocated to other counties in Washington ($18,812 average AGI)
2.63% relocated to other states ($14,770 average AGI)
Cowlitz County:

2.63%
Washington average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


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% ($32,561)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.20% ($-1,068)
to Pierce County, WA  0.17% ($28,197)
to Columbia County, OR  0.16% ($33,052)
to Washington County, OR  0.14% ($35,122)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Cowlitz County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Cowlitz County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cowlitz County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 15,448 (12,810 aged, 2,638 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9465.740
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 210
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38465.94

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1283.330
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 985.360
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100.690

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.14

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 39.0. This is more than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 153.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 84.1
  • Other - 69.1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 101,203

Size of family households: 12,560 2-persons, 5,945 3-persons, 4,811 4-persons, 2,251 5-persons, 964 6-persons, 710 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,399 1-person, 2,158 2-persons, 253 3-persons, 121 4-persons, 54 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

15,948 married couples with children.
6,518 single-parent households (1,760 men, 4,758 women).

94.0% of residents of Cowlitz County speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 32% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $501,632,000 ($5215 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $21,403,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $257,562,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $103,485,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $444,000
Federal grants: $104,922,000
Federal procurement contracts: $13,362,000 ($2,945,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $21,856,000 ($7,738,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $964,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $66,361,000
Federal Government insurance: $265,880,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 6,248
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,931
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +765
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,468
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cowlitz County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.64 millions of gallons per day (25% from ground, 75% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 230
  • 2000 to 2004: 6,081
  • 1990 to 1999: 7,248
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,052
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,502
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,854
  • 1950 to 1959: 4,686
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,964
  • 1939 or earlier: 5,642
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cowlitz County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 75
  • 2 rooms: 279
  • 3 rooms: 832
  • 4 rooms: 2,037
  • 5 rooms: 4,818
  • 6 rooms: 6,046
  • 7 rooms: 4,309
  • 8 rooms: 2,952
  • 9+ rooms: 2,904
  • 1 room: 387
  • 2 rooms: 1,345
  • 3 rooms: 1,928
  • 4 rooms: 3,539
  • 5 rooms: 2,275
  • 6 rooms: 1,248
  • 7 rooms: 508
  • 8 rooms: 239
  • 9+ rooms: 129
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cowlitz County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 90
  • 1 bedroom: 961
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,060
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,208
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,994
  • 5+ bedrooms: 939
  • no bedroom: 570
  • 1 bedroom: 3,051
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,069
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,380
  • 4 bedrooms: 445
  • 5+ bedrooms: 83
Cars and other vehicles available in Cowlitz County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 789
  • 1 vehicle: 5,440
  • 2 vehicles: 10,433
  • 3 vehicles: 5,317
  • 4 vehicles: 1,574
  • 5+ vehicles: 699
  • no vehicle: 1,897
  • 1 vehicle: 5,071
  • 2 vehicles: 3,348
  • 3 vehicles: 944
  • 4 vehicles: 209
  • 5+ vehicles: 129

53% of Cowlitz County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Washington.

Cowlitz County:

53.1%
State average:

50.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $92,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cowlitz County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (85.4%)
  • Wood (6.7%)
  • Utility gas (4.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Electricity (93.5%)
  • Wood (2.5%)
  • Utility gas (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 698
Here:

6.1%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 237
Here:

4.2%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 302
Here:

9.0%
Washington:

15.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cowlitz County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,249,000
    Regular Highways: $1,560,000
    Air Transportation: $104,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $95,000
    Correctional Institutions: $76,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $11,619,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,019,000
    Regular Highways: $6,382,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,179,000
    Police Protection: $5,053,000
    Financial Administration: $3,358,000
    Sewerage: $2,731,000
    General - Other: $2,716,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,119,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,784,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,782,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,542,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,453,000
    Central Staff Services: $467,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $260,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $31,000
    Gas Utilities: $13,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,547,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,818,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $279,000
    Police Protection: $57,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $54,000
    Sewerage: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $26,209,000

Cowlitz County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $6,306,000
    Sewerage: $5,992,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,675,000
    Parks and Recreation: $303,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $645,000
    Natural Resources: $11,000
    General Local Government Support: $8,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $5,022,000
    All Other: $3,411,000
    Highways: $241,000
    Education: $13,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $2,122,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,066,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,025,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $938,000
    Rents: $517,000
    Special Assessments: $270,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $136,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $5,510,000
    Highways: $5,162,000
    All Other: $3,204,000
    General Local Government Support: $271,000
    Housing and Community Development: $139,000
    Education: $1,000
  • Tax - Property: $22,046,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,287,000
    Severance: $1,368,000
    Other License: $1,283,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $880,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $718,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $559,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $430,000
    Other Selective Sales: $394,000

Cowlitz County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $62,242,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $60,054,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,303,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,115,000

Cowlitz County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $943,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $41,962,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $331,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Cowlitz County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cowlitz County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 23 full 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 ORIGINATED401$169,628309$163,9712,758$169,532159$90,89912$899,917160$123,431263$129,886
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED34$160,08832$158,000288$193,45831$87,5160$017$139,47131$112,484
APPLICATIONS DENIED80$163,925110$192,5641,064$191,94785$88,6590$085$137,271103$122,456
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN73$156,49378$155,423792$176,63339$148,4361$360,00047$133,74565$143,600
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$178,33317$232,706100$193,07013$158,8460$010$90,00014$124,929
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 20 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED54$205,61149$220,0414$131,2502$183,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED34$246,14726$227,5004$161,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$282,46215$270,6000$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$250,6007$296,5710$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$235,3334$249,7502$171,5000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Cowlitz County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John54775.4 years
William52874.7 years
Robert46371.6 years
James41671.2 years
Mary38378.9 years
Charles33674.4 years
George33276.3 years
Donald22670.0 years
Helen20980.5 years
Dorothy20078.2 years
Most common last names in Cowlitz County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson29676.8 years
Smith21574.0 years
Anderson13276.4 years
Jones12874.9 years
Miller12776.1 years
Davis12574.8 years
Wilson10775.9 years
Nelson10777.7 years
Williams10576.2 years
Brown9773.8 years
Businesses in Cowlitz County, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Maurices1
Ace Hardware2McDonald's4
Applebee's1Motel 62
Arby's1Motherhood Maternity1
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance3
Bath & Body Works1Nike1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Pac Sun1
Burger King4Panda Express1
Chevrolet1Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Curves2Quiznos2
Dairy Queen4RadioShack1
Dennys1Red Lobster1
Econo Lodge1Rite Aid2
Famous Footwear1Safeway4
Fashion Bug1Sears2
FedEx11Sprint Nextel2
Ford1Starbucks8
GNC2Subaru1
GameStop2Subway8
Goodwill4Super 81
H&R Block3T-Mobile2
Home Depot1Taco Bell2
Honda1Target1
JCPenney1Toyota1
Jack In The Box1Travelodge1
Jones New York1True Value4
KFC1U-Haul6
Kroger3U.S. Cellular2
La-Z-Boy1UPS14
Lane Bryant1Vans1
Lane Furniture1Vons4
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1
Macy's1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets6YMCA1

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