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Kelso has the 2316th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 0.2% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Kelso is part of the Longview metro area. Unemployment in the Longview area is 7%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Longview has the 356th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Kelso is below average at $45,260, and the median cost of a home in Kelso is $115,900, which is below the national average. 10% of workers in Kelso hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 79% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Kelso. 80% of Kelso workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Kelso spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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WorkSource Cowlitz/Wahkiakum-WorkSource Center Serving Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties

305 South Pacific Avenue
Suite A
Kelso, WA 98626