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|People QuickFacts||Cowlitz County||Washington|
|Population, 2013 estimate||101,860||6,971,406|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||102,410||6,724,543|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-0.5%||3.7%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.9%||6.4%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||23.2%||22.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||17.6%||13.6%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.4%||50.0%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||92.0%||81.2%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.8%||4.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.9%||1.9%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.6%||7.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||0.7%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||3.3%||4.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||8.2%||11.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||85.0%||71.0%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013||82.4%||82.7%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013||4.4%||13.2%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013||7.4%||18.5%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||87.4%||90.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013||15.4%||31.9%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2009-2013||24.1||25.7|
|Housing units, 2013||43,263||2,928,217|
|Homeownership rate, 2009-2013||66.2%||63.2%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-2013||18.8%||25.6%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2009-2013||$181,500||$262,100|
|Persons per household, 2009-2013||2.55||2.54|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2013 dollars), 2009-2013||$23,557||$30,742|
|Median household income, 2009-2013||$47,596||$59,478|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013||17.6%||13.4%|
|Business QuickFacts||Cowlitz County||Washington|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||2,170||175,5531|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||29,629||2,361,6971|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||-2.3%||0.3%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||4,219||412,542|
|Total number of firms, 2007||6,121||551,340|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||S|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||1.2%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||3.0%||6.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.2%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||1.7%||3.2%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||30.1%||28.7%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||2,914,723||112,053,283|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||1,415,763||76,790,966|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||1,219,672||92,968,519|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$12,129||$14,380|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||124,010||12,389,422|
|Building permits, 2012||132||28,118|
|Geography QuickFacts||Cowlitz County||Washington|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||1,140.13||66,455.52|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||89.8||101.2|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Longview, WA Metro Area|