Longview (Texas)

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Coordinates 32°30′33″N 94°45′14″W
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Gregg, Harrison
Elevation 371 ft (113 m)
Time zone UTC−6 (Central (CST))
ZIP codes 75601–75606
Area code(s) 903 and 430
FIPS code 48-43888
GNIS feature ID 1374716
Website www.longviewtexas.gov
Government (Type) Council-Manager
Government (City Council) Mayor Andy Mack Temple Carpenter, III Nona Snoddy Wray Wade Kristen Ishihara David Wright Steve Pirtle
Government (City Manager) Rolin McPhee
Government (Assistant City Manager) MaryAnn Hagenbucher
Government (City) 55.93 sq mi (144.85 km2)
Government (Land) 55.83 sq mi (144.59 km2)
Government (Water) 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Area (City) 55.93 sq mi (144.85 km2)
Area (Land) 55.83 sq mi (144.59 km2)
Area (Water) 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Population (2010) (City) 81,683
Population (2010) (Density) 1,500/sq mi (560/km2)
Population (2010) (Metro) 217,481

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Longview is the 47th largest city in the state of Texas. The city is mostly located in Gregg County, of which it is the county seat; a small part of Longview extends into the western part of neighboring Harrison County. Longview is located in East Texas, where Interstate 20 and U.S. Highways80 and 259 converge just north of the Sabine River. According to the 2020 U.S. census, the city had a population of 81,638. Longview is the principal city of the Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area, comprising Gregg, Upshur, and Rusk Counties. The population of the metropolitan area as of 2017 census estimates is 217,481. Longview was established in 1870 in what was at the time southern Upshur County. The town incorporated in 1871. After Gregg County was created in 1873, Longview was voted the county seat. Today, Longview is considered a major hub city for the region, as is the nearby city of Tyler. Companies with significant presence in Longview are Eastman Chemical, Trinity Rail Group, AAON Coil Products and Komatsu Mining. Colleges and universities in the area include LeTourneau University, Kilgore College and the University of Texas at Tyler's Longview University Center.