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Longview is a city in Gregg County. (The community straddles Gregg and Harrison counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
It is the county seat.
The community was named by railroad surveyors, for the vista from Rock Hill
The latitude of Longview is 32.500N. The longitude is -94.74W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 371 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 74,902.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Longview demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gregg County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Longview-Marshall area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 75601 ZIP code.
10% of Longview residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Longview ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Longview was $18,768, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Longview residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Longview, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $825.
Libraries in Longview include Broughton Branch Library, Longview Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Longview include Longview News-Journal
TV stations in Longview include KCEB, KFXK.
Gregg County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Longview political report.
The average commute time for Longview workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 24 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Longview between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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