Cowlitz County, Washington Population 2018

Cowlitz County, Washington's estimated population is 106,910 with a growth rate of 3.94% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cowlitz County, Washington is the 12th largest county in Washington.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017106,9104,0563.94%
2016102,854-1,902-1.82%
2016104,7561,7361.69%
2015103,0201,2361.21%
2014101,7843030.30%
2013101,481-168-0.17%
2012101,649-642-0.63%
2011102,291-62-0.06%
2010102,35320,23424.64%
199082,1192,5713.23%
198079,54810,93215.93%
197068,61610,81518.71%
196057,8014,4328.30%
195053,36913,21432.91%
194040,1558,24925.85%
193031,90620,115170.60%
192011,791-770-6.13%
191012,5614,68459.46%
19007,8771,96033.12%
18905,9173,855186.95%
18802,0621,332182.47%
187073032479.80%
18604060.00%

Cowlitz County, Washington Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White93,319
Two or More Races4,683
Some Other Race1,405
Asian1,310
American Indian and Alaska Native1,209
Black or African American634
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander294

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Cowlitz County, Washington Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Cowlitz County, Washington Median Age

41.7


Total

40.6


Male

42.7


Female

Cowlitz County, Washington Adults

There are 79,095 adults, (18,514 of which are seniors) in Cowlitz County, Washington.

Cowlitz County, Washington Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cowlitz County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

52,194

50.75%

Male

50,660

49.25%

Cowlitz County, Washington Households and Families

Cowlitz County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cowlitz County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.2%18.8%
All65.8%34.2%
Non Family53.6%46.4%
Male49.6%50.4%
Female41.1%58.9%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cowlitz County, Washington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All39,6712.5665.8
Married19,8353.1281.2
Non Family13,5791.2953.6
Female4,4383.5641.1
Male1,8193.549.6

3.08

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

7.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cowlitz County, Washington Households

Cowlitz County, Washington Education

Cowlitz County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5563.61%
9th to 12th Grade5,9828.44%
High School Graduate21,94530.97%
Some College22,00131.05%
Associates Degree7,14410.08%
Bachelors Degree6,9649.83%
Graduate Degree4,2746.03%

Cowlitz County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White62,89056,56210,378
Hispanic3,7702,441186
Multiple Races2,1531,968290
Asian1,018635227
Other Race82937316
Native American77156246
Black486390114
Islander592812

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 91.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 23.46%.

Cowlitz County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,280$42,126$26,451
Less Than High School$22,424$26,566$18,433
High School Grad$30,196$38,098$19,591
Some College$35,253$44,135$27,259
Bachelors Degree$51,226$64,286$42,460
Graduate Degree$55,488$70,900$49,538

$34,280

Average Earnings

$42,126

Average Male

$26,451

Average Female

Cowlitz County, Washington Language

Cowlitz County, Washington Language by Age

Cowlitz County, Washington Language

92.49% of Cowlitz County, Washington residents speak only English, while 7.51% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.87% of the population.

Cowlitz County, Washington Poverty

Cowlitz County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White85,70212,63714.75%
Hispanic8,5022,83133.30%
Multiple4,4681,07524.06%
Other1,40435024.93%
Native1,16335030.09%
Islander29420168.37%
Black60516126.61%
Asian1,2591108.74%

16.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.62%

Male Poverty Rate

18.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cowlitz County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cowlitz County, Washington is Islander, with 68.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cowlitz County, Washington is Asian, with 8.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.32%.

Cowlitz County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School24.44%
High School15.84%
Some College12.17%
Bachelors or Greater5.02%

Cowlitz County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.25%
Male Unemployed38.24%
Female Employed8.82%
Male Employed7.28%

Cowlitz County, Washington Income

Cowlitz County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$49,127$62,094
Families$59,350$71,454
Married Families$70,078$81,788
Non Families$26,411$40,405

Cowlitz County, Washington Marital Status

Cowlitz County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cowlitz County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

Cowlitz County, Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Cowlitz County, Washington Marital Status by Race

Cowlitz County, Washington Veterans

Cowlitz County, Washington Veterans by War

9,592

Number of Veterans

9,075

Male Veterans

517

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam3,855
First Gulf War1,143
Second Gulf War1,128
Korea1,010
World War II650

Cowlitz County, Washington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 742,913
75+2,264
35 to 541,909
55 to 641,777
18 to 34729

Cowlitz County, Washington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9,06612.44%
2 or More2358.72%
Black12322.86%
Indian11513.79%
Hispanic711.48%
Other303.14%
Asian232.15%

Cowlitz County, Washington Veterans by Education

8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cowlitz County, Washington Employment Status

Cowlitz County, Washington Employment by Age

56%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

9.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cowlitz County, Washington Employment by Race

Cowlitz County, Washington Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Cowlitz County, Washington

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Longview36836373375011.36%
Kelso11914120471331.12%
Woodland 554959524037.26%
Kalama234424841405.97%
Castle Rock21172212954.49%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990