Washington Cowlitz County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Cowlitz County, Washington. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Washington Cowlitz County.

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1. Library System CASTLE ROCK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 137 Cowlitz St W., Castle Rock, WA 98611
Phone Number: (360) 274-6961 Cowlitz 9,098 8,300

2. Central Library CASTLE ROCK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 137 Cowlitz St W., Castle Rock, WA 98611
Phone Number: (360) 274-6961 Cowlitz N/A N/A

3. Central Library KALAMA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 312 N 1st, Kalama, WA 98625
Phone Number: (360) 673-4568 Cowlitz N/A N/A

4. Library System KALAMA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 312 N 1st, Kalama, WA 98625
Phone Number: (360) 673-4568 Cowlitz 9,201 4,800

5. Library System KELSO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 314 Academy ST., Kelso, WA 98626
Phone Number: (360) 423-8110 Cowlitz 91,547 67,608

6. Central Library KELSO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 314 Academy ST., Kelso, WA 98626
Phone Number: (360) 423-8110 Cowlitz N/A N/A

7. Central Library LONGVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1600 Louisiana Street, Longview, WA 98632
Phone Number: (360) 442-5300 Cowlitz N/A N/A

8. Library System LONGVIEW PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1600 Louisiana Street, Longview, WA 98632
Phone Number: (360) 442-5300 Cowlitz 428,226 261,173

Overview of Cowlitz County, Washington

Cowlitz County is a county located in the state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 92,948. The county seat is at Kelso. Its name derives from a Cowlitz word meaning “seeker (in the spiritual sense).”

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,021 km² (1,166 mi²). 2,949 km² (1,139 mi²) of it is land and 72 km² (28 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.37% water.

Geographic features

  • Cascade Mountains
  • Columbia River
  • Cowlitz River

Major highways

  • Interstate 5

Adjacent counties

  • Lewis County, Washington- north
  • Skamania County, Washington- east
  • Clark County, Washington- south
  • Columbia County, Oregon- southwest
  • Wahkiakum County, Washington- west

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 92,948 people, 35,850 households, and 25,059 families residing in the county. The population density is 32/km² (82/mi²). There are 38,624 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.80% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 1.52% Native American, 1.30% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 2.11% from other races, and 2.62% from two or more races. 4.55% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 35,850 households out of which 32.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% are married couples living together, 10.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.10% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 98.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $39,797, and the median income for a family is $46,532. Males have a median income of $40,378 versus $25,710 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,583. 14.00% of the population and 10.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.50% of those under the age of 18 and 6.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Castle Rock
  • Kalama
  • Kelso
  • Longview
  • Longview Heights
  • Toutle
  • West Longview
  • Woodland