Kelso, Washington 

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Population

11,901

1% Growth

Unemployment Rate

7.6%

Median Income

$33,492

Avg. Home Price

$217,700

Best Places to Live in Kelso, Washington

Industrial town/Port town complex - Southwest Washington, north of Portland, Oregon
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Close to Portland
-Pleasant climate
Cons
-Unattractive downtown
-Economic cycles
-Property crime rate

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 The area contains a complex of grain elevators and mills, an outdated urban core and set of working class neighborhoods and urban sprawl uncharacteristic of many Pacific Northwest towns.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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Cowlitz County
Metro Area: Longview Metro Area
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 7.6% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kelso jobs have increased by 2.09%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kelso's cost of living is 0.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Kelso's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Kelso's population is 11,901 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 0.69%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kelso is $217,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 23.09%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Kelso

It's a good time to buy in Kelso. Home Appreciation is up 23.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Kelso Real Estate.

The median home price in Kelso is $217,700. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Kelso   2 Reviews
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

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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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