Population Characteristics

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kelso, WA was 36. The highest age distribution is between 0-5 years old, followed by 45-49 year olds.

Race & Ethnicity

The following bar chart shows 7 races and ethnicities represented in Kelso, WA as a share of the total population. The most represented race in Kelso, WA is white.


As of 2017, 82% of the population in Kelso, WA had graduated from high school, while 8% had attained a bachelors degree or higher. For year 2017, the majority of the population were enrolled in elementary school (1st – 8th grade), followed by high school then college.

Global Diversity

This chart identifies the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents residing within Kelso, WA. In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kelso, WA was  in the region of Latin America, followed by Asia.

Commuter Transportation

This graph shows the most commonly used mode of transportation within Kelso, WA and the average commute time. In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kelso, WA was driving alone.

Health Care Coverage

The following visualization shows health insurance coverage for residents in Kelso, WA. In 2017, 90% of the population had health insurance, with the majority having private health coverage.

Household Characteristics

In 2017 there were a total of 4,519 households in Kelso, WA with an average family size of 3 people per household. In 2017 there were more renters than homeowners with 53% of the housing units in Kelso, WA being renter occupied.