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Longview, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Long View had a population of 4,832 as of July 1, 2017. Longview ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Longview is located at latitude 35.7231 and longitude -81.3855 in Catawba County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Long View (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Catawba County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Long View are located in Catawba County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Burke County.

The Town of Long View (GNIS ID: 2406040) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Long View is located within Township of Hickory, a minor civil division (MCD) of Catawba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Longview population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Longview: Long View.

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Longview, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,832
Daytime Population: Workers 3,776
Daytime Population: Residents 2,616
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,392
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 4,832
Population in Familes 3,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,227
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $29,416
Average Household Income $40,043
Per Capita Income $16,749


Total Housing Units 2,326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,055 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 978 (42.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 292 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $92,811
Average Home Value $119,450


Total Households 2,034
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,225
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.11% 0.05%
Households -0.22% -0.04%
Families -0.52% -0.18%
Median Household Income   0.43%
Per Capita Income   2.21%

Longview, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Longview to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 156 79th
Population Density # 153 79th
Diversity Index # 151 80th
Median Household Income # 653 12th
Per Capita Income # 668 10th

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