Longview, WA

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Population

103,590

0.716% growth

Median Age

41.4


Median Household Income

$49,804

1.38% growth

Poverty Rate

16.9%


Number of Employees

42,579

2.95% growth

Median Property Value

$186,600

3.67% growth

About

In 2017, Longview, WA had a population of 104k people with a median age of 41.4 and a median household income of $49,804. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Longview, WA grew from 102,854 to 103,590, a 0.716% increase and its median household income grew from $49,127 to $49,804, a 1.38% increase.

The population of Longview, WA is 84.3% White Alone, 8.63% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.89% Two or More Races. 6.9% of the people in Longview, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Longview, WA are Lower Columbia College (1,002 degrees awarded in 2016) and Stylemaster College of Hair Design (34 degrees).

The median property value in Longview, WA is $186,600, and the homeownership rate is 66.3%. Most people in Longview, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Longview, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Longview, WA employs 42.6k people. The largest industries in Longview, WA are Manufacturing (6,535 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,156 people), and Retail Trade (5,101 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,472), Public Administration ($54,828), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,014).

Median household income in Longview, WA is $49,804. Males in Longview, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Longview, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,804

2017 value

± $1,607

1.38%

1 Year Growth

± 4.18%

Households in Longview, WA have a median annual income of $49,804, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,127 in 2016, which represents a 1.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Longview, WA made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Longview, WA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Longview, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Longview, WA was King County, WA with a value of $89,675, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Clark County, WA, with respective values of $82,595 and $74,747.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Longview, WA (17.2k out of 102k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    15,397 ± 901

  2. Hispanic

    2,908 ± 383

  3. Two Or More

    811 ± 218

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Longview, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

42.6k

2017 Value

± 1,446

2.95%

1 Year growth

± 4.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Longview, WA grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 41.4k employees to 42.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Longview, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,901 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,184 people), and Production Occupations (3,676 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Longview, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Longview, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,901 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,184 people), and Production Occupations (3,676 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Longview, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.5 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Longview, WA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($104,821), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($78,779), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($78,065).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

42.6k

2017 Value

± 1,446

2.95%

1 Year growth

± 4.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Longview, WA grew at a rate of 2.95%, from 41.4k employees to 42.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Longview, WA, are Manufacturing (6,535 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,156 people), and Retail Trade (5,101 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Longview, WA, though some of these residents may live in Longview, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Longview, WA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,535 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,156 people), and Retail Trade (5,101 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Longview, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.95 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.91 times), and Manufacturing (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Longview, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,472), Public Administration ($54,828), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,014).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight with $37.2B and Gasoline and $28.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.6% of the population of Longview, WA has health coverage, with 41.3% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.74% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Longview, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Longview, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.4%

Uninsured

41.3%

Employer Coverage

23.2%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Longview, WA declined by 18.6% from 9.09% to 7.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Longview, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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Diversity

Longview, WA is home to a population of 104k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.14% of Longview, WA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Longview, WA is composed of 87.3k White Alone residents (84.3%), 8.94k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.63%), 4.03k Two or More Races residents (3.89%), 1.32k Asian Alone residents (1.27%), 1.01k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.979%), 691 Black or African American Alone residents (0.667%), 219 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.211%), and 54 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0521%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Longview, WA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (4,463 speakers), Russian (354 speakers), and Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (204 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Longview, WA was 41.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Longview, WA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Longview, WA residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.38%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.14% of Longview, WA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Longview, WA was 4.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Longview, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Longview, WA residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

97.8%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.8% of Longview, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Longview, WA was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    87.3k ± 80

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    8.94k ± 842

  3. Two or More Races

    4.03k ± 406

In 2017, there were 9.77 times more White Alone residents (87.3k people) in Longview, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.94k Hispanic or Latino and 4.03k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Longview, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    4,463 speakers (4.64%)

  2. Russian

    354 speakers (0.368%)

  3. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian

    204 speakers (0.212%)

6.9% of Longview, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Longview, WA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.64% of the overall population of Longview, WA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.368% speak Russian and 0.212% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,688 ± 295

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,285 ± 262

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    940 ± 220

Longview, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Longview, WA awarded 1,036 degrees. The student population of Longview, WA is skewed towards women, with 986 male students and 1,879 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Longview, WA are White (826 and 79.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (72 and 6.96%), Unknown (59 and 5.71%), and Two or More Races (46 and 4.45%).

The largest universities in Longview, WA by number of degrees awarded are Lower Columbia College (1,002 and 96.7%) and Stylemaster College of Hair Design (34 and 3.28%).

The most popular majors in Longview, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (305 and 29.4%), Registered Nursing (119 and 11.5%), and Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (86 and 8.3%).

The median tuition costs in Longview, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 305 degrees awarded

  2. 119 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Longview, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 305 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Longview, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,002 degrees awarded

  2. 34 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Longview, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lower Columbia College with 1,002 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

305

Degrees Awarded to Men

731

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 305 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Longview, WA, which is 0.417 times less than the 731 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    826 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    72 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Longview, WA were to White students. These 826 degrees mean that there were 11.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 72 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Longview, WA was $186,600 in 2017, which is 0.858 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $180,000 to $186,600, a 3.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Longview, WA is 66.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Longview, WA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Longview, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,804

Median Household Income

± $1,607

40.7k

Number of Households

± 1,311

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.7k households in Longview, WA grew to $49,804 from the previous year's value of $49,127.

The following chart displays the households in Longview, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$186,600

2017 Median

± $3,900

$180,000

2016 Median

± $4,030

In 2017, the median property value in Longview, WA grew to to $186,600 from the previous year's value of $180,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Longview, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Longview, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Longview, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Longview, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

66.3%

2017 Homeownership

65.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.3% of the housing units in Longview, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Longview, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Longview, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Longview, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Longview, WA have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in Longview, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.75%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Longview, WA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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