|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Kelso is 12,719. Kelso, Washington is the 2,646th largest city in the US.
Kelso is located entirely in Cowlitz County.
The current population of Kelso (12,719) is it's peak population.
Kelso has grown 7.1% since the 2000. Kelso, Washington's growth is about average. 50% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Kelso has a population density of 1,464.8 people per square mile.
|2552||Lake Forest Park||13,358||4.0%|
|2642||Florida City, Florida||12,735||62.6%|
|2648||Grover Beach, California||12,711||-2.9%|
|2649||Brown Deer, Wisconsin||12,705||4.7%|
|2650||San Anselmo, California||12,693||2.5%|
The total voting age population of Kelso, Washington, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 8,329. The voting age population is 50.5% male and 49.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 13.4% of the residents of Kelso are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Kelso are 85.1% White, 6.2% Two or more races, 4.1% American Indian, 1.9% Other, 1.4% Asian and 1.3% Black. Additionally, 16.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Kelso, 23.7% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 37.3%. On a per-household basis, 18.7% of families are below the poverty line in Kelso.
Among those aged 16 and older, 53.7% of Kelso residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 84.6% of Kelso residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 9.7% have a bachelor's degree and 3.2% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Kelso residents aged 5 and older, 13.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 10.8% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.5% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Kelso is 8.6%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Kelso, 12.3% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Kelso is $39,044.
In Kelso, 49.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 50.1% of housing units in Kelso.
Of all the housing units in Kelso, 24.4% of them were build before 1940.
In Kelso, 9.0% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 430 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Kelso is $833.
In Kelso, 81.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.