Includes Cowlitz County demographics and select social and economic characteristics. Published October 2023.
Cowlitz County Leading Causes of Death Provides an analysis of death certificate data from 2015-2021 in an effort to better understand how COVID-19 deaths compared to the leading causes of death in Cowlitz County. Final death certificate data for a given year are typically available in the fall of the following year. Death certificate data can take several months to become final. Death records undergo a thorough review and investigations of sudden or unexplained deaths often rely on lab results that can take several months to process.