Demographics: As of the 2010 census Longview had a population of
80,455. The median age was 34. The racial and ethnic composition of
the population was 56.2% non-Hispanic white, 22.6% non-Hispanic
black, 0.5% Native American, 1.4% Asian, 9.5% from some other race,
2.3% from two or more races and 18.0% Hispanic or Latino.
As of the
of 2000, there were 73,344 people, 28,363
households, and 19,116 families residing in the city. The
population density was 1,341.8
people per square mile (518.1/km²). There were 30,727 housing units
at an average density of 562.1 per square mile (217.0/km²). The
racial makeup of the city was 70.10%
African American, 0.50%
Native American, 0.83%
Pacific Islander, 4.92% from
other races, and 1.51% from two or
Latino of any race were 10.31% of
There were 28,363 households out of which
33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were
married couples living together,
14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6%
were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of
individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of
age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average
family size was 3.06.
In the city the population was spread out with
26.7% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44,
20.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city
was $33,858, and the median income for a family was $42,378. Males
had a median income of $33,078 versus $21,400 for females. The
per capita income for the city was
$156,768. About 13.0% of families and 16.0% of the population were
poverty line, including 22.7% of
those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.
Climate: Winter: Winters are
mild. Average snowfall is less than 2”. There are
usually one or two ice storms each winter. Normal highs
are from the 50s-60s. Lows range from 30s to 40s.
Temperature rarely dips below 20 and occasionally can
get as warm as 80 during the winter months.
Spring: The season brings
storms as a transition from winter to summer.
Temperatures range from 60s-80s for the high, and 40-60s
for the low. The date of the last frost is April 4.
Severe thunderstorms are common during this season as
cold fronts pass though the area. This is the wettest
time of year
Summer: The summertime is
hot and humid. Temperatures slowly climb from the 90s to
the 100s going into the
dog days of summer.
Lows are in the 70s. This is the driest and sunniest
time of year. Heat index can climb to around 110.
Fall: It’s marked by the
first cold front that knocks the 100 degree temps down
into the 90s. Fall starts in mid September and lasts
until December. Foliage begins to change in late
October. Temps start cooling down and dew points begin