Cowlitz County

Cowlitz County, Washington

312 SW 1st Ave
Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: (360) 577-3016
Fax: (360) 577-2323
www.co.cowlitz.wa.us

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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    San Francisco: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the 'A' rating on the following bonds issued by the Cowlitz County Public Utility District No.
    The company said the move was under consideration for several years as it evaluated opportunities for improving the services offered in Cowlitz County.
    The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has released the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminal facility in Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington.
    The Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminal facility in Longview, Cowlitz County, Washington.
    The money raised was presented to the YMCA of Southwest Washington, the Humane Society of Cowlitz County and Mark Morris High School athletics.
    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.
    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.
    283) Cowlitz County is both a preference wholesale customer of the Bonneville Power Administration and a project developer that has spearheaded several wind projects to export energy to meet California's RPS.
    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.