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Kelso is a city in Cowlitz County, in the Longview-Kelso metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after a town in Scotland.
The latitude of Kelso is 46.146N. The longitude is -122.907W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,744.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kelso demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cowlitz County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98632 ZIP code.
18% of Kelso residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kelso ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kelso was $15,162, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Kelso residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Kelso, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $437. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $884.
Libraries in Kelso include Kelso Public Library ... View libraries
Cowlitz County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kelso political report.
The average commute time for Kelso workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kelso between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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