Zip Code 98626 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameKelso
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Cowlitz
Area Code360
Current Population:24523
Racial Majority:White 80.93%
Public School Racial Majority:White 71.7%
Unemployment Rate:7.5%
Median Household Income$47934
Average Adjusted Gross Income$56470
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time22.1 Minutes
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range184 - 1657 ft.
Area136 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.15040000, -122.79017700

Zip Code 98626 Description

Zip Code 98626 is located in the state of Washington in the Portland metro area. Zip code 98626 is primarily located in Cowlitz County. The official US Postal Service name for 98626 is KELSO, Washington. Portions of zip code 98626 are contained within or border the city limits of Kelso, WA, West Side Highway, WA, Longview, WA, and Longview Heights, WA. The area code for zip code 98626 is 360. 98626 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 98626 is 7.5% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 7.6% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 6.4% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 98626 increased to 24523 from 22549 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 98626 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 98626 public schools is White. 59.8% of students in 98626 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 19709 80.93% 20937 -6%
 Black Or African American 253 1.04% 126 +101%
 Hispanic 2749 11.29% 2000 +37%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 346 1.42% 332 +4%
 Asian 438 1.8% 294 +49%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 51 0.21% 35 +46%
 Other Race 15 0.09% 15 +40%
 Two Or More Races 784 3.22% 784 +0%

Zip Code 98626 Race/Ethnicity

 White 71.7%
 Black Or African American 0.5%
 Hispanic 16.4%
 Asian 1.3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2.4%
 Two or More Races 7%

Zip Code 98626 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2452322549
Male Population49.60%
Female Population50.40%
Total Households9382
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$47934
Income Under $50K Per Year52.20%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year34.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year13.40%
98626 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 3Jaime Herrera BeutlerRepublican
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$170569
Average Real Estate Sale Price$134023
Current Unemployment Level 7.5%
Previous Month Unemployment Level7.2%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago5.7%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 8b: 15F to 20F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCsb - Warm-Summer Mediterranean Climate
Ecoregion 2h - Cowlitz/Chehalis Foothills
Average First Frost DatesNovember 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 98626 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)33353739444852524842383442
Avg Max Temp (°F)45505560667176777362514561
Avg Precip (In.)6.55.334.763.812.852.341.051.342.363.857.447.2748.89
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Longview, WA
CBSA Type98626
CBSA Population101668
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours