West Longview, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 3,115.
Males: 1,511  (48.5%)
Females: 1,604  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

34.6 years
Washington median age:

35.3 years

Zip codes: 98632.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,000 (it was $34,421 in 2000)
West Longview:

$48,000
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,676 (it was $15,082 in 2000)

West Longview CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $281,075 (it was $125,000 in 2000)
West Longview:

$281,075
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $271,426; detached houses: $290,170; townhouses or other attached units: $351,818; in 2-unit structures: $203,831; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $223,508; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $237,029; mobile homes: $149,320; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $61,813
March 2019 cost of living index in West Longview: 103.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in West Longview, WA (2000)
    • 2,54588.3%White alone
    • 1204.2%Hispanic
    • 772.7%Two or more races
    • 722.5%Asian alone
    • 471.6%American Indian alone
    • 120.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 90.3%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (22.9%), United States (11.6%), English (11.2%), Norwegian (8.3%), Irish (7.6%), Swedish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 1.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,967 people per square mile   (low).

West Longview, Washington map

83 residents are foreign born (1.7% Asia, 0.9% North America).

This place:

2.9%
Washington:

10.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
West Longview CDP:

1.0% ($1,263)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vancouver, WA (41.4 miles , pop. 143,560).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (47.7 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (870.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Longview Heights, WA (1.4 miles ),
Longview, WA (1.6 miles ),
West Side Highway, WA (2.0 miles ),
Kelso, WA (2.1 miles ),
Rainier, OR (2.4 miles ),
Castle Rock, WA (2.9 miles ),
Prescott, OR (3.1 miles),
Clatskanie, OR (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 46.17 N, Longitude: 122.99 W

Distribution of median household income in West Longview, WA in 2019

West Longview satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.4%
Washington:

5.9%
Most common industries in West Longview, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.3%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Health care (8.7%)
  • Paper (7.9%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.7%)
  • Paper (13.3%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Chemicals (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.2%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in West Longview, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.4%)
  • Construction laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Child care workers (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.2%)

Average climate in West Longview, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.8. This is better than average.

City:

60.8
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.29. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.29
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

West Longview-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1457% 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 78.4 miles away from West Longview 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 66.7 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from West Longview center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 85.4 miles away from West Longview center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 399.4 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 West Longview center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cowlitz County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
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, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
West Longview topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West Longview:

  • FMC LONGVIEW (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • PSA HEALTHCARE CERTIFIED (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB CTR - BEACON HI (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • NORTHWEST CONTINUUM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • COWLITZ CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • COWLITZ CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • PEACHEALTH ST JOHN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)

Amtrak station near West Longview:

  • 5 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 West Longview:

  • Lower Columbia College (about 4 miles; Longview, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,595)
  • Centralia College (about 38 miles; Centralia, WA; FT enrollment: 2,354)
  • Clark College (about 41 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • University of Portland (about 44 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 45 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Pacific University (about 46 miles; Forest Grove, OR; FT enrollment: 2,967)
  • Portland State University (about 48 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)

Points of interest:

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Churches in West Longview include: Longview Bible Baptist Church (A), Longview Church of Christ (B), Robert Gray Baptist Church (C), United Pentecostal Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Clark Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.6 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

68.9%
Whole state:

66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.1%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.2%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.7%
Whole state:

4.6%

For population 15 years and over in West Longview:

Marital status in West Longview, WA
  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in West Longview:

  • High school or higher: 84.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Longview, 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
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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
This county:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Cowlitz County:

34.7%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
Washington:

13.9%

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Longview:

  • KBAM (1270 AM; 5 kW; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KLOG (1490 AM; 1 kW; KELSO, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in West Longview:

  • KLYK (94.5 FM; KELSO, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJVH (89.5 FM; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K216DH (91.1 FM; CATHLAMET, WA; Owner: TILLICUM FOUNDATION)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KITI-FM (95.1 FM; WINLOCK, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, 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.)

TV broadcast stations around West Longview:

  • K68DZ (Channel 68; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K36DG (Channel 36; LONGVIEW, WA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
West Longview fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

West Longview fatal accident list:

Jul 12, 2018 11:06 PM, Sr-4, Lat: 46.162675, Lon: -122.997831, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 24, 2009 05:16 PM, Sr-4, 48th Ave, Lat: 46.166094, Lon: -123.004878, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED9$176,4618$123,22157$147,8233$89,3503$132,2475$70,946
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$06$110,0280$00$02$57,420
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$126,9853$104,24321$176,8283$65,7173$146,8133$85,710
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$199,8201$85,47017$171,3741$180,1601$122,3701$163,650
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$68,4702$133,4200$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0007.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$160,4901$176,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$214,1500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
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: 0007.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Longview, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Longview, WA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Longview, WA
  • 90.3%Electricity
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Longview, WA
  • 97.9%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood


West Longview compared to Washington state average:

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