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Overview

Introduction to Longview, Washington

Longview, Washington, in Cowlitz county, is 37 miles N of Vancouver, Washington (center to center) and 44 miles N of Portland, Oregon. The city is home to some 34,660 residents.

Longview History

The earliest settlers came to Longview during the early 1850s. Development was slow over the next 60 years and the area mainly consisted of wilderness and farmland. In 1918, Robert A. Long, a Missouri based timber baron, decided to shift operations to the west coast. In 1921, Wesley Vandercook decided to construct a mill at Kelso, which was a small town, but realized that it would not be able to support the workforce required for the mill. This led the Long-Bell Company to get a city planner for building a city that would support the two mills. As a result of these efforts, Longview was officially founded in February 1924.

Longview and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Sacajawea Park
  • The Nutty Narrows Bridge
  • Koth Art Gallery
  • Mint Valley Golf Course
  • Columbia Theater
  • Cedar Street Reservoir

Things To Do In Longview

The Nutty Narrows Bridge is a unique attraction because it is a bridge built for squirrels. It was built in 1963 to enable squirrels to cross the busy thoroughfare safely and has attracted considerable international attention. Lake Sacajawea Park is another popular spot and has 3.5 miles of trails for jogging, hiking, and biking. The park has exquisite gardens and amenities for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and picnicking. It also serves as the venue for concerts and other special events.

Longview Transportation

Portland International Airport provides air transportation.

Longview Higher Education

Lower Columbia College is the local institution for higher education. Clark College and University of Portland are other institutions in neighboring areas.

People

Total Population 36,589
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 13,385
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 45.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $29,219
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,328

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,293
% Above Poverty Level 77.2%
% Below Poverty Level 22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 35.5%
Median Gross Rent $709
Median House Value $167,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.5%
Irish 13.1%

Longview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles N of Vancouver, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles N of Portland, Oregon
County Cowlitz
Standard Zip Codes 98632
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.138
Longitude -122.936

Longview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station LONGVIEW
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 53 to 77 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station TOLEDO
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 45 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 51 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station BATTLE GROUND
Distance 31.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 46 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 51 to 78 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Castle Rock 2,030 $45,400
Kalama 2,616 $52,399
Kelso 11,837 $36,324
Toledo 668 $73,125
Vader 645 $46,625
Woodland 5,535 $64,500

Longview Hospitals

HOSPICE CARE CENTER HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
1035 11TH AVENUE
(360) 425-8510
Emergency Service: No

PEACEHEALTH ST JOHN MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1615 DELAWARE STREET
(360) 414-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Longview High Schools

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MARK MORRIS HIGH SCHOOL
1602 MARK MORRIS COURT
360-575-7663
Serves 1,141 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.3

R A LONG HIGH SCHOOL
2903 NICHOLS BLVD.
360-575-7225
Serves 1,132 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

COWLITZ CO DETENTION CTR
1725 1ST AVE
360-577-3100
Serves 6 students.

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