Longview, TX
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Longview is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 82,287 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Longview is the 41st largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Longview is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Longview is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Longview who work in office and administrative support (13.27%), sales jobs (12.96%), and management occupations (8.39%).

The education level of Longview citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.81% of adults 25 and older in Longview have a college degree.

The per capita income in Longview in 2010 was $24,300, which is upper middle income relative to Texas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,200 for a family of four. However, Longview contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Longview is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Longview home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Longview residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Longview also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Longview include German, English, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Longview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.