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.

Demographics

People

Total Population82,256
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+36,490
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married43.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$32,040
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,339
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,089

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,832
% Above Poverty Level82.4%
% Below Poverty Level17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$819
Median House Value$137,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.9%
Irish10.2%
German9.5%
English7.9%
Italian1.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Polish0.7%
Swedish0.5%
African0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Greek0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Longview Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyGregg County
Standard Zip Codes75602, 75603, 75605, 75601, 75604
P.O. Box Zip Codes75607, 75606, 75608, 75615
Phone Area Codes4,30,903
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude32.45
Approximate Longitude-94.67

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)

StationLONGVIEW
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp51 to 77 F
Jul Temp72 to 95 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationLONGVIEW 11 SE
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp38 to 56 F
Apr Temp55 to 76 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp57 to 77 F
Annual Precip48.9 inches
StationHENDERSON
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp50 to 76 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarksville City744$70,938
East Mountain1,311$78,611
Hallsville4,134$90,610
Kilgore14,867$64,777
Lakeport1,120$66,250

Longview Public Libraries

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

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Longview Hospitals

Longview Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2901 N 4th Street
Select Specialty Hospital - Longview
(Proprietary)
700 East Marshall Avenue
Behavioral Hospital Of Longview
(Proprietary)
22 Bermuda Lane
Good Shepherd Medical Center
(Non-profit)
700 East Marshall Avenue
Audubon Behavioral Healthcare Of Longview
(Proprietary)
615 Clinic Drive

Longview Public Schools

Billie Nelms Campus
2402 Alpine Rd
ZIP: 75601
(903) 753-9400
Bramlette El
111 Tupelo
ZIP: 75601
(903) 803-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Dan Chadwick Campus
2402 Alpine Rd
ZIP: 75601
(903) 753-9400
High
Total Enrollment 174
Forest Park Magnet School
1644 N Eastman Rd
ZIP: 75601
(903) 446-2510
Other
Total Enrollment 532
J L Everhart Magnet El
2919 Tryon Rd
ZIP: 75601
(903) 803-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 723
Juvenile Detent Ctr
310 Turk St
ZIP: 75601
(903) 758-0386
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Lead Academy H S
500 N Third St
ZIP: 75601
(903) 381-3921
High
Total Enrollment 190
Foster Middle
1504 Mlk
ZIP: 75602
(903) 446-2710
Middle
Total Enrollment 784
Hudson El
1311 Lilly St
ZIP: 75602
(903) 803-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Playing For Keeps Early Childhood Center
510 Martin Luther King Blvd
ZIP: 75602
(903) 381-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 51
South Ward El
1011 S Mobberly Ave
ZIP: 75602
(903) 803-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Ware El
601 W Garfield
ZIP: 75602
(903) 803-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 767
Ned E Williams El
5230 Estes Pkwy
ZIP: 75603
(903) 803-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Excel H S Of Choice
1005 W Fairmont Building B
ZIP: 75604
(903) 295-6753
High
Total Enrollment 49
Pine Tree Daep
1701 Pine Tree Rd
ZIP: 75604
(903) 295-5131
Other
Pine Tree Daep
1701 Pine Tree Rd
ZIP: 75604
(903) 759-4404
Pine Tree El
815 Birch St
ZIP: 75604
(903) 295-5120
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Pine Tree H S
1005 W Fairmont St
ZIP: 75604
(903) 295-5031
High
Total Enrollment 1256
Pine Tree Int
601 P T Pkwy
ZIP: 75604
(903) 295-5151
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
Pine Tree J H
2100 N W Loop 281
ZIP: 75604
(903) 295-5081
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
Pine Tree Middle
600 Pt Pkwy
ZIP: 75604
(903) 295-5160
Middle
Total Enrollment 669
Pine Tree Pri
1808 Silver Falls Rd
ZIP: 75604
(903) 295-5095
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Johnston-mcqueen El
422 Fm 2751
ZIP: 75605
(903) 803-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 726
Judson Middle
5745 Judson Rd
ZIP: 75605
(903) 446-2610
Middle
Total Enrollment 542
Longview H S
201 E Tomlinson Pkwy
ZIP: 75605
(903) 663-1301
High
Total Enrollment 1920
Spring Hill H S
3101 Spring Hill Rd
ZIP: 75605
(903) 446-3338
High
Total Enrollment 497
Spring Hill Int
3101 Spring Hill Rd
ZIP: 75605
(903) 323-7701
Primary
Total Enrollment 467
Spring Hill J H
3101 Spring Hill Rd
ZIP: 75605
(903) 323-7718
Middle
Total Enrollment 404
Spring Hill Pri
2700 Spring Hill Rd
ZIP: 75605
(903) 323-7848
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Ut Tyler Innovation Academy - Longview
3201 N Eastman Rd, Innovation Academy
ZIP: 75605
(903) 686-0018
Primary
Total Enrollment 125

Longview Private Schools

New Life Christian School
800 Doyle St
ZIP: 75601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 34
The Prep School
720 N 6th St
ZIP: 75601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Trinity School Of Texas
215 N Teague St
ZIP: 75601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 225
East Texas Christian School
5621 Fm 2087 S
ZIP: 75603
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 166
Longview Christian Academy
2200 W Loop 281
ZIP: 75604
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
Alpine Christian Academy
610 E Loop 281
ZIP: 75605
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Christian Heritage School
2715 Fm 1844
ZIP: 75605
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 247
Crisman School
2455 N Eastman Rd
ZIP: 75605
Elementary
Total Enrollment 76
Oak Forest Montessori School
2000 Greenleaf St
ZIP: 75605
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
St Mary S Catholic School
405 Hollybrook Dr
ZIP: 75605
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 172
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