West Side Highway, Washington

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Population in 2010: 5,517.
Population change since 2000: +20.9%
Males: 2,646  (48.0%)
Females: 2,871  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

32.0 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 98626.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $71,074 (it was $46,604 in 2000)
West Side Highway:

$71,074
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,452 (it was $18,790 in 2000)

West Side Highway CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $254,363 (it was $122,900 in 2000)
West Side Highway:

$254,363
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $224,019; detached houses: $244,587; mobile homes: $36,318

Median gross rent in 2019: $896.

March 2019 cost of living index in West Side Highway: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.7%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.8% for American Indian residents, 1.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in West Side Highway, WA (2019)
    • 5,26683.5%White alone
    • 5799.2%Hispanic
    • 2253.6%Two or more races
    • 1081.7%American Indian alone
    • 771.2%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: Irish (21.7%), German (16.9%), English (11.3%), American (9.0%), European (8.1%), Italian (5.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 2,209 people per square mile   (low).

West Side Highway, Washington map

158 residents are foreign born (0.7% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

This place:

2.5%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,742 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,166 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vancouver, WA (41.0 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 (870.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Longview Heights, WA (1.4 miles ),
Kelso, WA (1.8 miles ),
Longview, WA (1.9 miles ),
West Longview, WA (2.0 miles ),
Castle Rock, WA (2.5 miles ),
Rainier, OR (2.6 miles ),
Rose Valley, WA (2.9 miles ),
Prescott, OR (3.1 miles)

Latitude: 46.19 N, Longitude: 122.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Distribution of median household income in West Side Highway, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in West Side Highway, WA in 2019
West Side Highway satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.4%
Washington:

5.9%
Most common industries in West Side Highway, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Paper (13.0%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Health care (8.9%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (19.2%)
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Wood products (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Health care (16.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.0%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Paper (4.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in West Side Highway, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.2%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)

Average climate in West Side Highway, 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 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.29
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

West Side Highway-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1469% 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 76.2 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 64.5 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 67.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 83.0 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 401.8 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 334.5 miles away from West Side Highway 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 Side Highway topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near West Side Highway:

  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB CTR - BEACON HI (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • NORTHWEST CONTINUUM CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • MONTICELLO HALL (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; KELSO, WA)
  • COWLITZ CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • COWLITZ CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • FRONTIER REHAB AND EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • PEACEHEALTH DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; LONGVIEW, WA)

Amtrak station near West Side Highway:

  • 4 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 Side Highway:

  • Lower Columbia College (about 4 miles; Longview, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,595)
  • Centralia College (about 37 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 47 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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Notable location: Cowlitz 2 Fire and Rescue Station 25 Lexington (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in West Side Highway: Beacon Hill Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in West Side Highway: Riverside County Park (1). 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:

2.7 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

74.6%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.4%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
61 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in West Side Highway in 2000:

  • 74 people in nursing homes
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

For population 15 years and over in West Side Highway:

Marital status in West Side Highway, WA
  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 49.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

For population 25 years and over in West Side Highway:

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for West Side Highway, WA (based on Cowlitz County data)

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

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Cowlitz County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
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
This 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.
Washington:

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

8.7%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Cowlitz County:

34.7%
Washington:

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

12.0%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.7%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.1%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
West Side Highway:

28.8
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
West Side Highway:

22.7%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
West Side Highway:

9.9%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
West Side Highway:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.0%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
West Side Highway:

53.9%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
West Side Highway:

77.0%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of West Side Highway, WA Residents

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 Side Highway:

  • 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.)
  • KLOG (1490 AM; 1 kW; KELSO, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON INTERSTATE BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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 West Side Highway:

  • 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)
  • KLYK (94.5 FM; KELSO, 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 Side Highway:

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

West Side Highway fatal accident list:

Mar 29, 2019 08:46 PM, Sr-411, Lat: 46.187889, Lon: -122.906228, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 31, 2013 10:29 PM, Cr-Beacon Hill Dr, Lat: 46.170197, Lon: -122.915597, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Sep 27, 2012 08:01 AM, Cr-Beacon Hill Rd, Lat: 46.178614, Lon: -122.931919, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 240ft / 73.2mTotal length
  • $46,970,000Total costs
  • 235,256Total average daily traffic
  • 47,069Total average daily truck traffic
  • 191,171Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in West Side Highway, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for West Side Highway, WA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
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 ORIGINATED17$181,5955$98,26491$152,1316$61,7933$108,2773$99,827
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$216,2400$010$205,7121$108,1200$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$110,9902$304,74043$160,2972$138,0201$121,0401$24,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$216,2405$189,92429$165,5270$01$128,6902$72,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$209,3000$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0009.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$212,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$261,210
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0009.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Side Highway, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in West Side Highway, WA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in West Side Highway, WA
  • 95.0%Electricity
  • 5.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in West Side Highway, WA
  • 97.4%Electricity
  • 2.6%Wood


West Side Highway compared to Washington state average:

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

West Side Highway on our top lists:

  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Cambodia (population 500+)"
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