98626 Zip Code Detailed Profile




Cities: Kelso, WA (5.10%), West Side Highway, WA (1.19%), Castle Rock, WA (0.02%), Longview, WA (0.02%)
County: Cowlitz County, WA
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 23,927
Zip code population in 2010: 24,523
Zip code population in 2000: 22,549

Houses and condos: 9,851
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,345
% of renters here:

36%
State:

38%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 98626: 92.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 136.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.
Population density: 175 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.1% ($1,848)
Washington:

1.1% ($2,743)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,962 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,477 (1.1%)

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Males: 12,185  (50.9%)
Females: 11,742  (49.1%)

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For population 15 years and over in 98626:

Zip code 98626 compared to 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 98626

  • Zip code 98626 races chart
    • 20,937White population
    • 126Black population
    • 332American Indian population
    • 294Asian population
    • 35Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 15Some other race population
    • 784Two or more races population
    • 2,000Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 17,049
Rural population: 6,877

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $161,200
98626:

$161,200
Washington:

$250,800



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 28 registered sex offenders living in 98626 zip code as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 98626 to the number of sex offenders is 843 to 1.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

37.7 years
Washington median age:

37.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Washington:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 98626, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $46,500 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$46,500
State:

$69,533

Salary/wage: $41,491 (reported on 83.7% of returns)
Here:

$41,491
State:

$57,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 75.1% for AGIs below $25k, 76.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 75.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 49.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,376 (reported on 30.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,376
Washington:

$1,816
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,130 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,130
State:

$8,163
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$4,344 (reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

+$4,344
State:

+$21,568
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,590 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
Here:

+$8,590
State:

+$16,521
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $15,086 (reported on 9.4% of returns)
98626:

$15,086
Washington:

$18,648
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.7% for AGIs below $25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $19,363 (23% of AGI, reported on 25.4% of returns)
Here:

$19,363
State:

$23,872

Here:

23.0% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $25k, 9.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 10.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 13.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,555 (reported on 17.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,555
State:

$4,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $4,801 (reported on 24.9% of returns)
98626:

$4,801
State:

$6,400
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,232 (reported on 22.3% of returns)
Here:

$2,232
State:

$2,073
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.4% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 98626, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,206 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,206
State:

$54,331

Salary/wage: $35,953 (reported on 85.1% of returns)
Here:

$35,953
State:

$45,761
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 111.1% for AGIs below $10k, 76.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 84.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 61.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,257 (reported on 44.0% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,257
Washington:

$2,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.5% for AGIs below $10k, 2.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,724 (reported on 14.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,724
State:

$5,879
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$6,236 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,236
State:

+$15,835
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -0.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$8,075 (reported on 10.5% of returns)
Here:

+$8,075
State:

+$13,994
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.0% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,682 (reported on 2.3% of returns)
98626:

$2,682
Washington:

$3,001
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $7,294 (reported on 0.4% of returns)
Here:

$7,294
Washington:

$14,244

Total itemized deductions: $15,830 (23% of AGI, reported on 28.3% of returns)
Here:

$15,830
State:

$19,669

Here:

23.1% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 11.6% for AGIs below $10k, 7.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 11.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 12.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,054 (4% of AGI, reported on 22.0% of returns)
Here:

$3,054
State:

$3,569

Here:

4.2% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $5,104 (reported on 71.1% of returns)
98626:

$5,104
State:

$9,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.2% for AGIs below $10k, 3.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,603 (reported on 19.5% of returns)
Here:

$1,603
State:

$1,607

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 47.3%
Here:

47%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 40.4% for AGIs below $10k, 47.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 47.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 47.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 52.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$44,636
Washington:

$58,405
Kelso, WA (98626) map Nearest zip codes: 98625, 98645, 98611, 97048, 98674, 98591.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

50.2%
Washington:

49.7%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

11.3%
Washington:

7.2%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 2,369
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 6,865


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 360 (70 now married, 290 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 4,985 (2,456 now married, 2,529 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 98626 with a mortgage: 3,848 (215 second mortgage, 471 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,041

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,358
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S457

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

19.5%
Whole state:

14.1%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

10.9%
Whole state:

7.8%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 98626: Coweeman Ranger Station (A), Tucker (B), Meridian Lookout (C), Terrace (D), Mount Brynion (E), American Medical Response (F), Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue Station 24 Rose Valley (G), Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue Station 25 Lexington (H), Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue Station 2 Kelso (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Cemeteries: Mount Pleasant Cemetery (1), Rose Valley Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Baird Creek (A), Coweeman River (B), Mulholland Creek (C), Blackman Creek (D), Davis Creek (E), Goble Creek (F), Jim Watson Creek (G), Nye Creek (H), Ostrander Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Parks in zip code 98626 include: Riverside County Park (1), Highland Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 402010 or later
  • 1,3052000 to 2009
  • 1,6091990 to 1999
  • 9081980 to 1989
  • 1,6651970 to 1979
  • 8821960 to 1969
  • 1,0631950 to 1959
  • 9511940 to 1949
  • 1,4281939 or earlier

Zip code 98626 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Kelso, WA (98626)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 1471 bedroom
  • 1,4602 bedrooms
  • 3,1103 bedrooms
  • 8894 bedrooms
  • 2835+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kelso, WA (98626)

  • 153no bedroom
  • 4211 bedroom
  • 1,6412 bedrooms
  • 8703 bedrooms
  • 1574 bedrooms
  • 1035+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Kelso, WA (98626) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 149no vehicle
  • 1,1451 vehicle
  • 2,4762 vehicles
  • 1,4043 vehicles
  • 4524 vehicles
  • 2635+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Kelso, WA (98626) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 328no vehicle
  • 1,5621 vehicle
  • 1,0882 vehicles
  • 2333 vehicles
  • 794 vehicles
  • 555+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $759.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $247,807.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $161,200
98626:

$161,200
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $101,900 - $236,200

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 15.9%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 85.0%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,769

Size of family households: 3,006 2-persons, 1,099 3-persons, 1,194 4-persons, 494 5-persons, 198 6-persons, 129 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 2,265 1-person, 769 2-persons, 80 3-persons

3,307 married couples with children.
1,820 single-parent households (541 men, 1,279 women).

91.3% of residents of 98626 zip code speak English at home.
6.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% very well, 38% well, 4% not well, 1% not at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (31% very well, 55% well, 15% not well).
1.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% very well, 27% well, 8% not well).

Foreign born population: 1,106 (4.6%)
(41.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

4.6%
Whole state:

13.5%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 47%Mexico
  • 6%Canada
  • 6%Romania
  • 6%Colombia
  • 6%Cambodia
  • 4%Ukraine
  • 4%Poland

Most common first ancestries reported in 98626 (%)

  • 25%Other groups
  • 14%German
  • 8%Irish
  • 7%American
  • 6%English
  • 4%Norwegian
  • 3%Swedish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 132010 or later
  • 3262000 to 2009
  • 3211990 to 1999
  • 543Before 1990

Zip code 98626 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 98626:

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Zip code 98626 marital status for males
Zip code 98626 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.5%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 87%Electricity
  • 7%Wood
  • 3%Utility gas
  • 1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1%No fuel used

Population in 1990: 20,593. Population change in the 1990s: +1,956 (+9.5%).

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


53% of the 98626 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Washington.

83% of the 98626 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 66% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 13% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 21% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 281
Here:

10.4%
Washington:

10.0%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 47
Here:

4.0%
Washington:

6.5%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 129
Here:

11.3%
Washington:

17.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 77,368Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 73,015Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 65,859Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 62,011Business and financial operations occupations
  • 59,077Management occupations
  • 58,333Health technologists and technicians

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


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)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 26 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 29 people in other group homes
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 4 people in nursing homes

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 16 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 ORIGINATED127$151,37277$142,151821$156,07155$87,1814$787,25868$83,27180$123,054
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$160,39013$158,38894$185,33416$61,6180$08$122,8468$123,795
APPLICATIONS DENIED26$122,12942$158,118347$182,56832$78,5470$036$93,47425$96,821
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$135,47818$154,867274$163,8969$113,0922$327,53014$131,44925$97,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$96,9601$249,60038$184,2226$167,8330$04$58,8684$154,320
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED11$152,35512$212,331
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$249,4537$195,427
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$183,4538$242,755
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$311,225
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$360,9101$174,910
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 98626 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William12373.8 years
John11475.3 years
Robert11370.9 years
Charles10073.5 years
James9867.0 years
George8475.0 years
Mary8378.1 years
Donald6267.0 years
Frank5679.1 years
Helen5477.3 years
Most common last names in zip code 98626 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6576.6 years
Smith4068.9 years
Miller2872.4 years
Nelson2781.0 years
Anderson2775.8 years
Brown2775.5 years
Clark2777.5 years
Lee2676.9 years
Wilson2578.9 years
Moore2472.1 years
Businesses in zip code 98626
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's1Vans1
Motel 61Vons1
Motherhood Maternity1

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