Longview, TX

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Population

216,934

0.0733% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Median Age

37


Median Household Income

$48,359

2.24% growth

Number of Employees

92,297

0.213% growth

Median Property Value

$121,100

5.4% growth

About

In 2017, Longview, TX had a population of 217k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $48,359. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Longview, TX grew from 216,775 to 216,934, a 0.0733% increase and its median household income grew from $47,301 to $48,359, a 2.24% increase.

The population of Longview, TX is 64.1% White Alone, 17.3% Black or African American Alone, and 15.8% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Longview, TX speak a non-English language, and 94.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Longview, TX are Kilgore College (1,032 degrees awarded in 2017), LeTourneau University (587 degrees), and Barber Institute of Texas (7 degrees).

The median property value in Longview, TX is $121,100, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in Longview, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Longview, TX is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Longview, TX employs 92.3k people. The largest industries in Longview, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,655 people), Retail Trade (11,418 people), and Manufacturing (10,748 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,583), Utilities ($60,864), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,188).

Median household income in Longview, TX is $48,359. Males in Longview, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Longview, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,359

2017 value

± $1,224

2.24%

1 Year Growth

± 3.56%

Households in Longview, TX have a median annual income of $48,359, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,301 in 2016, which represents a 2.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Texas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Longview, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Longview, TX was Rockwall County, TX with a value of $100,595, followed by Collin County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $96,051 and $91,931.

The following map shows all of the counties in Longview, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Longview, TX (34.1k out of 207k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    21,477 ± 1,138

  2. Black

    10,552 ± 777

  3. Hispanic

    7,939 ± 671

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Longview, TX is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

92.3k

2017 Value

± 2,209

0.213%

1 Year growth

± 3.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Longview, TX grew at a rate of 0.213%, from 92.1k employees to 92.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Longview, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,180 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,095 people), and Production Occupations (8,692 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Longview, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Longview, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (12,180 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,095 people), and Production Occupations (8,692 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Longview, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.65 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.62 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Longview, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($74,558), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,888), and Management Occupations ($60,518).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

92.3k

2017 Value

± 2,209

0.213%

1 Year growth

± 3.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Longview, TX grew at a rate of 0.213%, from 92.1k employees to 92.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Longview, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,655 people), Retail Trade (11,418 people), and Manufacturing (10,748 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Longview, TX, though some of these residents may live in Longview, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Longview, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,655 people), Retail Trade (11,418 people), and Manufacturing (10,748 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Longview, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.3 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.81 times), and Construction (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Longview, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,583), Utilities ($60,864), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,188).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.1% of the population of Longview, TX has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Longview, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Longview, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.9%

Uninsured

42%

Employer Coverage

15.9%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Longview, TX declined by 3.6% from 19.6% to 18.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Longview, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Longview, TX is home to a population of 217k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.27% of Longview, TX residents were born outside of the country (15.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Longview, TX is composed of 139k White Alone residents (64.1%), 37.4k Black or African American Alone residents (17.3%), 34.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.8%), 3.09k Two or More Races residents (1.43%), 2.01k Asian Alone residents (0.928%), 784 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.361%), 304 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.14%), and 64 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0295%).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Longview, TX was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Longview, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Longview, TX residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.27%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.8k people

7.38%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

16k people

As of 2017, 7.27% of Longview, TX residents (15.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Longview, TX was 7.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

94.7%

2017 Citizenship

94.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.7% of Longview, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Longview, TX was 94.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    139k ± 96

  2. Black or African American Alone

    37.4k ± 393

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    34.3k ± 1.4k

In 2017, there were 3.71 times more White Alone residents (139k people) in Longview, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.4k Black or African American Alone and 34.3k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Longview, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,089 ± 452

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,187 ± 396

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,052 ± 375

Longview, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Longview, TX awarded 1,626 degrees. The student population of Longview, TX is skewed towards women, with 3,863 male students and 4,830 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Longview, TX are White (959 and 61.8%), followed by Black or African American (269 and 17.3%), Hispanic or Latino (210 and 13.5%), and Two or More Races (67 and 4.32%).

The largest universities in Longview, TX by number of degrees awarded are Kilgore College (1,032 and 63.5%), LeTourneau University (587 and 36.1%), and Barber Institute of Texas (7 and 0.431%).

The most popular majors in Longview, TX are Fire Science & Fire-Fighting (144 and 8.86%), General Business Administration & Management (118 and 7.26%), and General Studies (105 and 6.46%).

The median tuition costs in Longview, TX are $28,770 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 105 degrees awarded

  2. 99 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Longview, TX was General Studies with 105 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Longview, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,032 degrees awarded

  2. 587 degrees awarded

  3. 7 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,770

Median Private

In 2017, the Longview, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kilgore College with 1,032 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

753

Degrees Awarded to Men

873

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 753 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Longview, TX, which is 0.863 times less than the 873 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    959 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    269 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    210 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Longview, TX were to White students. These 959 degrees mean that there were 3.57 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 269 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Longview, TX was $121,100 in 2017, which is 0.527 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $114,900 to $121,100, a 5.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Longview, TX is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Longview, TX have an average commute time of 21.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Longview, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$121,100

2017 Median

± $2,850

$114,900

2016 Median

± $2,993

In 2017, the median property value in Longview, TX grew to to $121,100 from the previous year's value of $114,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Longview, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Longview, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$48,359

Median Household Income

± $1,224

77.7k

Number of Households

± 1,929

In 2017, the median household income of the 77.7k households in Longview, TX grew to $48,359 from the previous year's value of $47,301.

The following chart displays the households in Longview, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Longview, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Longview, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

66.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.1% of the housing units in Longview, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Longview, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Longview, TX have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.56% of the workforce in Longview, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.79%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.11%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Longview, TX was Drove Alone (85.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.79%) and those who Worked At Home (3.11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Longview, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Longview, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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