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The population of Kelso is approximately 11,820 (1990), 11925 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,872 (1990), 4720 (2010).

The amount of land area in Kelso is 19.998 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Kelso is 8.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.778 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kelso to Washington DC is 2475 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 63 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kelso is positioned 46.12 degrees north of the equator and 122.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Kelso elevation is 12-120 feet above sea level with an average of 80 feet above sea level.
Kelso median income is $29,722 (2000).

The Kelso median home price is $96,000 (2000).

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Kelso location: in southwestern Washington. The cities of Kelso and Longview are located on the Columbia River 145 miles south of Seattle, Washington and 50 miles north of Portland, Oregon on Interstate 5. Other nearby communities include West Side Highway, Longview Heights, West Longview, Castle Rock, Kalama and Vader, Washington and Rainier, Oregon.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Kelso is mild
Kelso average annual rainfall is 44.68 inches per year
Kelso average annual precipitation is 48.1 inches per year.
Kelso average annual snowfall is 7.1 inches per year.
Kelso average temperature is (July mean daytime) 76 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (January) 34, (July) 52 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (January) 46, (July) 76 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 39.9 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 50.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 64.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 53.0 degrees F.

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Kelso history:

Peter Crawford, a surveyor and Scotsman, founded this town in the 1840's on the banks of the Cowlitz River. He named it Kelso after his home in Scotland.

Mount St. Helens Volcano violently erupted on May 18th, 1980 disrupting the entire area.
There are five visitor centers along the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway that leads into the blast zone, each with interesting displays explaining the events that occurred around the time of the eruption.
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Kelso attractions:

See this page to learn more about the Highlander Festival and the Air Show

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