Kelso, WA 98626 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98626: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kelso, WA 98626

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 646
  • Single Family Addresses: 9,163
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 672
  • County: Cowlitz County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.145, Longitude -122.88
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Kelso, WA 98626 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,889
Population in Households 24,829
Population in Familes 20,012
Population in Group Qrtrs 60
Population Density1 189
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 9,461
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 6,533
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,993 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,468 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 811 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $181,646
Average Home Value $228,517


Median Household Income $45,904
Average Household Income $61,036
Per Capita Income $23,284
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.24%
Households 0.24% 0.19%
Families 0.11% 0.11%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kelso, WA 98626 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98626 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 118 80th
Population Density1 # 266 55th
Diversity Index2 # 291 51st
Median Household Income # 391 33rd
Per Capita Income # 425 28th

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