Living in Kelso, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Kelso SnackAbility

3
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
7
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
8
Education
4
Commute
8

Kelso, WA Crime Report

538
Total Crimes
4,422.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
72.21%
Above National Average

Kelso, WA Cost Of Living

102
Kelso's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Kelso, Washington Info Snack

Kelso is a city in southwest Washington State, United States, and is the county seat of Cowlitz County. At the 2010 census, the population was 11,925. Kelso is part of the Longview, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area, which has a population of 102,410. Kelso shares its long western border with Longview. It is near Mount St. Helens.
Population
11,983
Unemployment
10.8%
Poverty
27.4%
Median Home
$133,900
Median Income
$37,450
Median Rent
$835

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Rankings for Kelso in Washington

Best Places Around Kelso

1

Woodland, WA
Population 5,912

2

West Side Highway, WA
Population 5,877

3

Longview, WA
Population 37,092

4

Columbia, PA
Population 10,389

5

St. Helens, OR
Population 13,446

Map Of Kelso, WA

Population over time in Kelso

Year Population % Change
2017 11,983 1.0%
2016 11,864 -0.1%
2015 11,871 0.3%
2014 11,837 0.0%
2013 11,837 -0.3%
2012 11,878 -0.4%
2011 11,929 -0.4%
2010 11,974 -0.0%
2009 11,977 -
Crime/100k Kelso WA USA
Violent Crime 427.5 311.5 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.1 5.0
Robbery 32.9 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 287.7 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 3995.4 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 624.8 533.5 376.0
Larceny 3000.7 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 369.9 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Kelso

White
74.7% (8,956)
African American
1.5% (182)
American Indian
1.8% (215)
Asian
1.3% (153)
Hawaiian
0.4% (51)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
4.1% (490)
Hispanic
16.2% (1,936)
Race Kelso WA USA
White 74.7% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 1.5% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 1.8% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.3% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.1% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 16.2% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Kelso, Washington

Less than $10,000
9.5% (113,388)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.0% (84,376)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.2% (157,839)
$25,000 to $34,999
16.0% (191,642)
$35,000 to $49,999
18.3% (219,856)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.9% (202,821)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.3% (99,281)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.0% (83,577)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.4% (29,278)
$200,000 or more
1.4% (16,236)
Income Kelso WA USA
Less than $10,000 9.5% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.2% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 16.0% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 18.3% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.9% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.3% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.0% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.4% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.4% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Kelso

Female
51.8% (6,211)
Male
48.2% (5,772)
Gender Kelso WA USA
Female 51.8% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 48.2% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Kelso for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.0% (958)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (1,437)
High School / GED
36.0% (4,313)
Some College
27.0% (3,235)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (1,078)
Bachelor's Degree
5.0% (599)
Master's Degree
3.0% (359)
Professional Degree
0.0% (0)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Kelso WA USA
< 9th Grade 8.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 36.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 27.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 5.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 0.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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