Cowlitz County is located in southwest Washington. The County Seat is Kelso and the largest city is Longview. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.cowlitz.wa.us . The 2014 population estimate is 102,133 and the 2010 census population was 102,410. The land area is 1,140.13 square miles and there are 89.8 persons per square mile.
92% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 8.2% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.6% is Asian, 1.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.3% is two or more races. 87.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $181,500, there are 39,602 households, an average of 2.55 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,557, the median household income is $47,596, and 17.6% of the persons in Cowlitz County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,121. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,219,672, and sales per capita were $12,129. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.1%.
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