Lake AerialThe following statistics will help familiarize you with our community.

Climate
Land Information

Land Area:
  • 14.55 Square Miles 
  • Latitude: 46.14 North
  • Longitude 122.95 West
  • Elevation: 21 feet
Rank in Size/State of Washington:
  • 28/281 
Residential Land Use:
  • Single - 35% 
  • Multifamily - 4% 
Other Land Uses:
  • Manufacturing/Industrial - 5% 
  • Commercial - 9% 
  • Transportation / Communication / Utilities - 7% 
  • Public & Quasi-Public - %10
  • Undeveloped / Vacated Land - 30%
Population Information 

As of the census of 2000, there are 34,660 people, 14,066 households, and 8,931 families residing in the city.
Census population counts:
  • 1960 - 23,349 
  • 1970 - 28,373 
  • 1980 - 31,052 
  • 1990 - 31,499 
  • 2000 - 34,660
Cowlitz - Wahkiakum Council of Governments:
  • 2002 - 35,310 
  • 2004 - 35,340 
  • 2006 - 35,710 
Population Density:

The population density is 976.8/km² (2,530.0/mi²). There are 15,225 housing units at an average density of 429.1/km² (1,111.4/mi²).

Racial Makeup:
  • 89.35% - White 
  • 0.72% - African American 
  • 1.76% - Native American 
  • 2.17% - Asian 
  • 0.13% - Pacific Islander 
  • 2.96% from other races 
  • 2.92% from two or more races 
  • 5.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race
Households:

There are 14,066 households out of which 30.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% are married couples living together, 12.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.5% are non-families. 30.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.96.

Population Demographics:
  • 26.0% under the age of 18 
  • 8.9% from 18 to 24 
  • 27.1% from 25 to 44 
  • 22.6% from 45 to 64 
  • 5.4% who are 65 years of age or older 
The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90 males.

Economics

The median income for a household in the city is $35,171, and the median income for a family is $43,869. Males have a median income of $38,972 versus $26,625 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,559. 16.7% of the population and 12.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 25.0% are under the age of 18 and 6.8% are 65 or older.

Major Area Employers (in alphabetical order):
  • City of Longview 
  • Cowlitz County 
  • Foster Farms 
  • Fred Meyer 
  • J. H. Kelly, Inc. 
  • Kaiser Permanent 
  • Longview Fibre Company 
  • Longview School District 
  • Lower Columbia College 
  • NORPAC 
  • Peace Health/St. John Hospital
  • PNE Corperation 
  • Safeway
  • Wal-Mart
  • Weyerhaeuser
Assessed Valuation (AV):
  • 2005 Assessed Valuation - $1,919,495,278 
Property Tax Per $1,000 of AV (2006):
  • City of Longview - $3.60 
  • Cowlitz County - $1.84 
  • Port Longview - $.45 
  • Longview School District - $4.56 
  • State School Levy - $2.57 
Education
  • Longview School District #122
  • Elementary Schools - 8
  • Middle Schools - 3
  • High Schools - 2
Post Secondary Education:
  • Lower Columbia College
  • Linfield College Satellite Campus
  • WSU-Vancouver
Other Governmental Unit Services
Public Transit:
  • Cowlitz Transit Authority 
Public Health:
  • Cowlitz County Health Department 
Flood Protection:
  • Consolidated Diking District #1 
Public Housing:
  • Longview Housing Authority 
Emergency Dispatch/Jail:
  • Cowlitz County 
Medical Facilities:
  • Peace Health/St. John Medical Center 
  • Kaiser Permanente' 
Private Vocational-Technical Schools:
  • Stylemasters College 
Animal Control:
  • Humane Society of Cowlitz County 
Municipal Court:
  • Cowlitz County District Court


Last updated: 11/29/2012 6:25:23 PM