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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,720
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+13,159
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married44.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$28,907
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,629
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,927

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,115
% Above Poverty Level76.6%
% Below Poverty Level23.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone35.6%
Median Gross Rent$771
Median House Value$161,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)28.4%
Irish12.9%
English10.9%
Norwegian6.9%
Swedish3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Italian2.9%
Scottish2.3%
Finnish1.9%
Polish1.8%
Welsh1.3%
Canadian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Romanian0.6%
Swiss0.5%
Portuguese0.3%
Greek0.3%
Czech0.2%
Croatian0.2%
African0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
German0.1%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Longview Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cowlitz County
Standard Zip Codes98632
Phone Area Codes360
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude46.19
Approximate Longitude-123.05

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
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp53 to 77 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationTOLEDO
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp33 to 45 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp51 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches
StationBATTLE GROUND
Distance31.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 46 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp51 to 78 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip53.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Castle Rock2,593$46,452
Kalama2,596$57,583
Kelso11,871$40,030
Toledo552$54,659
Vader712$46,827
Woodland5,684$63,264

Longview Public Libraries

Longview Public Library
1600 LOUISIANA STREET
Longview, Washington
(360) 442-5300

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Longview Hospitals

Peacehealth Saint John Medical Center - Broadway Campus
(Non-profit)
600 Broadway
(360) 414-2236
Peacehealth St. John Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1615 Delaware Ln
(360) 414-2000

Longview Public Schools

Beacon Hill Elementary
257 Alpha Dr
ZIP: 98632
(360) 501-1450
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Broadway Learning Center
1410 8th Avenue
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7429
Primary
Total Enrollment 75
Cascade Middle School
2821 Parkview Drive
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7772
Middle
Total Enrollment 485
Columbia Heights Elementary
2820 Parkview Drive
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7461
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Columbia Valley Garden Elem Schl
2644 30th Avenue
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7502
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Cowlitz County Youth Services Center
1725 1st Ave.
ZIP: 98632
(360) 577-3100
Other
Total Enrollment 42
Kessler Elementary School
1902 E Kessler Blvd.
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7580
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Longview School District Special Services
1600 3rd Avenue
ZIP: 98632
(360) 425-9810
Primary
Total Enrollment 47
Mark Morris High School
1602 Mark Morris Court
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7663
High
Total Enrollment 918
Mint Valley Elementary
2745 38th Avenue
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7581
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Monticello Middle School
1225 28th Avenue
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7040
Middle
Total Enrollment 472
Mt. Solo Middle School
5300 Mt. Solo Road
ZIP: 98632
(360) 577-2800
Middle
Total Enrollment 485
Northlake Elementary School
2210 Olympia Way
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7630
Primary
Total Enrollment 345
Olympic Elementary School
1324 30th Avenue
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7084
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
On Track Academy
2742 Harding Blvd
ZIP: 98632
(360) 414-2920
High
Total Enrollment 199
R A Long High School
2903 Nichols Blvd.
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7225
High
Total Enrollment 922
Robert Gray Elementary
4622 Ohio Street
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7302
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Saint Helens Elementary
431 27th Avenue
ZIP: 98632
(360) 575-7362
Primary
Total Enrollment 373

Longview Private Schools

Montessori Childrens House Of Long View
3137 Columbia Heights Rd
ZIP: 98632
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Rose School
720 26th Ave
ZIP: 98632
Elementary
Total Enrollment 150
Three Rivers Christian School
2610 Ocean Beach Hwy
ZIP: 98632
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 246
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