Cowlitz County

Cowlitz County, Washington

312 SW 1st Ave
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 577-3016
Fax: (360) 577-2323

In southwestern WA, north of Portland, OR; organized Apr 21, 1854 (prior to statehood) from Lewis County. Name Origin: For the Cowlitz River, which flows through the county; from an Indian tribal name; meaning uncertain but possibly 'river of shifting sand.'

Area (sq mi):: 1166.33 (land 1138.64; water 27.69) Population per square mile: 85.50
Population 2005: 97,325 State rank: 12 Population change: 2000-20005 4.70%; 1990-2000 13.20% Population 2000: 92,948 (White 89.90%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 4.60%; Asian 1.30%; Other 6.30%). Foreign born: 3.70%. Median age: 36.90
Income 2000: per capita $18,583; median household $39,797; Population below poverty level: 14.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,665-$25,039
Unemployment (2004): 8.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.50% Median travel time to work: 21.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.40%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Longview (35,943)
  • Kelso County seat (11,820)

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    The Cowlitz County sheriff's office said Dylan Bunnell of Mulino, a community in Clackamas County, and another boy were driving off-road motorcycles at Riverdale Raceway on Saturday but didn't realize the track was temporarily closed for watering to keep dust down.
    A Plus Bail Bonds is licensed and insured in all Washington counties, including Kitsap County, Clark County, Pierce County, King County, and Cowlitz County, just to name a few.
    She says she was notified of his death by the Cowlitz County Chaplaincy in Longview after Canadian police contacted local authorities.
    Cowlitz CU was established in 1957 as Cowlitz County Employees Credit Union.
    Don McMaster - General Manager, Cowlitz County Public Utility District
    Dave then moved to Longview, Washington where he spent 12 years as the Director of the Environmental Health Division for Cowlitz County.
    Cowlitz Bancorporation is the holding company of Cowlitz Bank, which has four branches in Cowlitz County, Washington.
    3-mile-long send-out pipeline, crossing Clatsop and Columbia Counties OR and Cowlitz County, WA, connecting the terminal with the existing Williams Northwest Pipeline Corporation interstate system near Kelso, WA.
    The Emergency Support Shelter in Cowlitz County routinely refers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to the family planning services at the neighboring welfare office for emergency contraception.
    Cowlitz Public Utility District: "Cowlitz PUD is thrilled that Burgerville is willing to step forward and make such a significant investment into the development of wind power and other renewable resources in the Pacific Northwest," said Dave Andrew, Spokesman for Cowlitz County PUD.
    Bill Lehning, Cowlitz County Commissioner, told the group, "I just want to say: this is working.