Kelso, Washington 

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Population

11,864

-0.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

6.6%

Median Income

$33,492

Median Home Price

$242,000

Best Places to Live in Kelso, Washington

Industrial town/Port town complex - Southwest Washington, north of Portland, Oregon. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Kelso, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
Nearby mountains
Close to Portland
Pleasant climate
Cons
Unattractive downtown
Economic cycles
Property crime rate
 $294,990 
2824 Allen St
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2680 SqFt
 $189,000 
710 Pacific Ave
Bed 5 | Bath 2 | 2256 SqFt
 $155,000 
206 SW 6th Ave
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 587 SqFt

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 The area contains a complex of grain elevators and mills, an outdated urban core and set of working class neighborhoods and urban sprawl uncharacteristic of many Pacific Northwest towns.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.


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QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale
Country:
United States
State: Washington
County: Cowlitz County
Metro Area: Longview Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Kelso
Zip Codes: 98626
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 26 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Kelso is 6.6% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kelso jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kelso's cost of living is 4.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Kelso's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Kelso, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Cowlitz county flipped Republican in the last Presidential election, after voting Democratic in the previous four. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Kelso's population is 11,864 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 0.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kelso is $242,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 19.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Kelso public schools spend $9,528 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.8 students per teacher in Kelso. More Education



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Housing Market in Kelso

It's a good time to buy in Kelso. Home Appreciation is up 19.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Kelso Real Estate

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Reviews for Kelso   3 Reviews
A great place for those who can afford it. - 6/14/2019
Disclaimer: This was written in 2019. All info subject to change! Kelso is a quieter town, with a lot to offer if you have the money. If you do NOT have money, the... Read More

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Climate - 6/10/2010
It rains here so much if you have SAD do not move here. If you have allergies not a good place to... Read More

Rains - 3/13/2010
It is overcast here a lot and not good if you are... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN KELSO, WASHINGTON
98626

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