Longview, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Longview, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Longview had a population of 38,235 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Longview, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 38,235
Population in Households 37,220
Population in Familes 27,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,015
Population Density2 2,630
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $45,268
Average Household Income $61,582
Per Capita Income $25,949


Total Housing Units 16,867 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,332 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,431 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,104 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $196,343
Average Home Value $239,936


Total Households 15,763
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 9,296
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.44% 0.64%
Households 0.31% 0.58%
Families 0.2% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.61%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2018 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 # 32 95th
Population Density # 116 82nd
Diversity Index # 233 63rd
Median Household Income # 492 22nd
Per Capita Income # 437 30th

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