Cowlitz County

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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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    COUNTYWIDE ELECTRIC SERVICE PROVIDER: Cowlitz PUD provides electric service to approximately 49,115 customers in Cowlitz County, WA. The district maintains two systems: a production system that largely consists of the Swift No.
    Cowlitz PUD provides electricity to approximately 49,115 customers throughout Cowlitz County, WA. The district accounts for its production and electric distribution systems separately.