Kalama, WA Population

Population: 1,783. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,938 (+8.7% change)
Males: 873 (49.0%), Females: 910 (51.0%)

Cowlitz County

Zip code: 98625

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $38,152
Median house value: $139,200

Races in Kalama:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.9%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (18.5%), Irish (10.7%), English (9.4%), Norwegian (7.2%), United States (5.9%), French (5.7%).

Elevation: 210 feet

Land area: 2.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kalama

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kalama city

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 54.7%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

3.0% Foreign born (0.9% North America, 0.8% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +266 (+17.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Kalama:

  • HOSPICE CARE CENTER HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • PEACEHEALTH ST JOHN MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; LONGVIEW, WA)
  • S W WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (about 27 miles; VANCOUVER, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kalama:

  • PORTLAND INTL (about 35 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Abbreviation: PDX)
  • MC MINNVILLE MUNI (about 61 miles; MC MINNVILLE, OR; Abbreviation: MMV)
  • OLYMPIA (about 66 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: OLM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kalama:

  • KELSO-LONGVIEW (about 8 miles; KELSO, WA; Abbreviation: KLS)
  • WOODLAND STATE (about 12 miles; WOODLAND, WA; Abbreviation: W27)
  • SCAPPOOSE INDUSTRIAL AIRPARK (about 17 miles; SCAPPOOSE, OR; Abbreviation: SPB)
Amtrak station near Kalama:

  • 11 miles: KELSO-LONGVIEW (KELSO, 501 S 1ST AVE.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kalama:

  • LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 14 miles; LONGVIEW, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)
  • CLARK COLLEGE (about 28 miles; VANCOUVER, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND (about 30 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,683)
  • PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 13,255)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE (about 39 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,795)
  • PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; Portland, OR; Full-time enrollment: 12,132)
  • MT HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; GRESHAM, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,867)
Public primary/middle schools in Kalama:

  • KALAMA JR SR HIGH (Students: 573; Location: 548 CHINA GARDEN ROAD; Grades: 06 – 12)
  • KALAMA ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 456; Location: 548 CHINA GARDEN ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)

Libraries

Library in Kalama:

  • KALAMA (Operating income: $29,239; Location: 312 N 1ST; 10,985 books; 213 audio materials; 104 video materials; 51 serial subscriptions)