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-Nearby mountains
-Close to Portland
-Pleasant climate


-Unattractive downtown
-Economic cycles
-Property crime rate

What Bert Has To Say About Longview Metro Area

Longview and its sister city Kelso make up a grain-loading and forest-products center serving ocean traffic coming up the Columbia River. The area contains a complex of grain elevators and mills, an outdated urban core and set of working class neighborhoods and urban sprawl uncharacteristic of many Pacific Northwest towns. The area is close to Portland, 40 miles to the south, and is a western gateway to the Mount St. Helens area.


Quick Facts About Kelso

    The unemployment rate in Kelso is 7.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kelso jobs have Increased by 1.82 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Kelso's cost of living is 2.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Kelso's population is 11,929 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.23 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Kelso is $139,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.00 percent.
    Kelso public schools spend $9,522 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.2 students per teacher in Kelso.

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