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The City of Longview had a population of 84,544 as of July 1, 2018. Longview ranks in the upper quartile for 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, 2018.

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Longview, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 84,544
Population in Households 81,200
Population in Familes 66,186
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,344
Population Density2 1,518
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $48,110
Average Household Income $66,812
Per Capita Income $26,476


Total Housing Units 34,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,268 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,809 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,503 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $159,385
Average Home Value $198,812


Total Households 32,077
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 20,952
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.6% 0.59%
Households 0.59% 0.58%
Families 0.55% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 2018 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 # 45 97th
Population Density # 448 74th
Diversity Index # 232 87th
Median Household Income # 830 53rd
Per Capita Income # 657 62nd

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