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The City of Longview had a population of 83,852 as of July 1, 2016. Longview ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Longview is located at latitude 32.5193 and longitude -94.7646 in Gregg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Longview (see map below) encompass a land area of 55.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Gregg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 371 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Longview are located in Gregg County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Harrison County.

The City of Longview (GNIS ID: 2410870) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Longview is located within Longview Division of Gregg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Longview population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Longview, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 83,852
Population in Households 80,329
Population in Familes 65,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,523
Population Density1 1,506
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 31,808
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 20,746
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 34,677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,936 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,873 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,869 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $138,844
Average Home Value $174,237


Median Household Income $45,197
Average Household Income $62,111
Per Capita Income $24,741
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.64%
Households 0.64% 0.64%
Families 0.57% 0.56%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Longview, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Longview to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 44 98th
Population Density1 # 432 75th
Diversity Index2 # 236 86th
Median Household Income # 834 52nd
Per Capita Income # 686 61st

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