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Overview

Introduction to Longview, Texas

Longview, Texas, in Gregg county, is 121 miles E of Dallas, Texas. Part of the surrounding Longview - Marshall metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Longview History

Longview was established in the year 1870. The city was named by a surveyor of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The first post office of the city was established on January 27, 1871. It was incorporated on May 17, 1871. The first railroad entered the city on February 22, 1872. The Santa Fe line that runs from Longview Junction was started in 1877 by the Longview and Sabine Valley Railroad Company. The fortune of the city of Longview changed with the discovery of the East Texas Oil Field. Oil was also discovered in the city on January 28, 1931.

Longview and nearby Attractions

  • Cargill Long Park
  • Gregg County Historical Museum
  • R.G. LeTourneau Museum
  • Longview Museum and Arts Center
  • Tyler Municipal Rose Garden
  • Caldwell Zoo

Things To Do In Longview

The city of Longview offers a number of recreational facilities that will make your vacations memorable. The local parks include Pinewood Park, Ingram Park, Leaders' Core Park, Akin Park, Benny Jackson Park, Hinsley Park, and Rollins Park. You can explore the region's history and culture at the Gregg County Historical Museum and Longview Art Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at Longview Shopping Center.

Longview Transportation

East Texas Regional Airport is close to the city.

Longview Higher Education

Letourneau University, Star College of Cosmetology, and Brown Institute of Court Reporting and Business are the local higher educational institutes.

People

Total Population 82,112
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 36,472
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 44.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.8%
Median Earnings25+ $30,473
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,023
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,095

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,169
% Above Poverty Level 82.1%
% Below Poverty Level 17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.3%
Median Gross Rent $782
Median House Value $130,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.8%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 9.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Longview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 121 miles E of Dallas, Texas
County Gregg
Metro Area Longview - Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 75601, 75602, 75603, 75604, 75605
P.O. Box Zip Codes 75606, 75607, 75608, 75615
Phone Area Codes 903
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.5
Longitude -94.74

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 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 72 to 95 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station LONGVIEW 11 SE
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 56 F
Apr Temp 55 to 76 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 57 to 77 F
Annual Precip 48.9 inches
Station HENDERSON
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 50 to 76 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Longview, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Greggton (75604, 75605)

Longview Heights (75601)

Pinewood (75602)

Tenneryville (75601)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarksville City 768 $60,515
East Mountain 985 $57,361
Hallsville 3,888 $81,786

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Longview Public Libraries

Library
Longview Public Library
222 W COTTON ST
Longview, Texas
(903) 237-1350
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Longview Hospitals

GOOD SHEPHERD MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
700 EAST MARSHALL AVENUE
(903) 315-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

LONGVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
2901 N FOURTH ST
(903) 758-1818
Emergency Service: Yes

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Longview High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LONGVIEW H S
1301 E YOUNG ST
903-663-1301
Serves 2,161 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

PINE TREE H S
1001 W FAIRMONT ST
903-295-5031
Serves 1,072 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

SPRING HILL H S
3101 SPRING HILL RD
903-759-4404
Serves 498 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

DAN CHADWICK CAMPUS
2402 ALPINE RD
903-753-9400
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 140 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.2

MEADOW PINES ALTERNATIVE CENTER
22 BERMUDA LN
903-663-5796
A Non-traditional School
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

STUDENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER
1301 E YOUNG ST
903-758-9282
A Special Education School
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.3

JUVENILE DETENT CTR
1301 E YOUNG ST
903-758-0386
A Non-traditional School
Serves 11 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.6

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