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Longview, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Longview had a population of 37,411 as of July 1, 2017. Longview ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Longview is located at latitude 46.1468 and longitude -122.9641 in Cowlitz County. The formal boundaries for the City of Longview (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.28 sq. miles. Cowlitz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Longview (GNIS ID: 2410871) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Longview is located within Longview-Kelso Division of Cowlitz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Longview population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Longview, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,411
Daytime Population: Workers 19,645
Daytime Population: Residents 23,472
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 43,117
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 36,441
Population in Familes 27,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 970
Population Density2 2,573
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $42,830
Average Household Income $58,451
Per Capita Income $24,666


Total Housing Units 16,690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,005 (48.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,431 (44.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,253 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $188,113
Average Home Value $220,849


Total Households 15,437
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 9,114
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.32%
Households 0.07% 0.24%
Families -0.05% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.06%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

Longview, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Longview to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 95th
Population Density # 118 81st
Diversity Index # 241 62nd
Median Household Income # 508 19th
Per Capita Income # 441 30th

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