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Longview, Texas

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Longview is a city in and county seat of Gregg County, Texas, United States. Longview is located in East Texas, where Interstate 20 and U.S. highways 80 and 259 converge just north of the Sabine River. According to the 2020 U.S. census, the city had a population of 81,638.[6] 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 2021 census estimates was 287,858.[7]

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Location of Longview in Gregg and Harrison Counties in the U.S. state of Texas
Location of Longview in Gregg and Harrison Counties in the U.S. state of Texas
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Longview (the United States)
Coordinates: 32°30′33″N 94°45′14″W
CountryUnited States
CountiesGregg, Harrison
  City managerRolin McPhee
  Assistant city managerMaryAnn Hagenbucher
  City55.93 sq mi (144.85 km2)
  Land55.83 sq mi (144.59 km2)
  Water0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
371 ft (113 m)
  Density1,500/sq mi (560/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code(s)903 and 430
FIPS code48-43888[4]
GNIS feature ID1374716[5]

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 include Eastman Chemical, Trinity Rail Group, AAON Coil Products, and Komatsu Mining, Dollar General and Old Navy/GAP. Colleges and universities in the area include LeTourneau University, Kilgore College, and the University of Texas at Tyler's Longview University Center.

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