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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Longview is a town in Washington with a population of 36,740. Longview is in Cowlitz County. Living in Longview offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Longview there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and retirees live in Longview and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Longview are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$165,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Longview Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    114.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    122.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    56.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    700.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,554.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    379.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    42%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Longview

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,689
National
$55,322
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Longview Reviews

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Longview is a beautiful town filled with tons of historic value in its count of establishments that have been up and running since the debut of the area. We have wonderful opportunities to attend festivals, Saturday markets, and weekly lake-side concerts in the summertime. Longview holds a great local community with endless things to see! Some pull-backs include the occasional smell of the mills that skirt the town suburbs and some mild teenage partying in some parts of the area (though city hall works hard on keeping communities peaceful in all sections of longview!).
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This town has so much to offer from amenities like Bowling, Movie Theater, Ma and Pa shops to big company stores, Lower Columbia College, and easy transit around town. As if that is not enough and you want to go to a big city it is just a short drive to Portland, OR. Enriched parks like Lake Sacajawea and so much history around every corner. Locals are usually here for life and my family wants to make this our life long home, too! With a few empty buildings that strike a little sadness, are you ready to bring your company here or start your own small business? Longview Washington is growing everyday.
I have lived in Longview, WA my whole life and everything about it I love! Tight knit community, everyone knows everyone! There isn't much to do as a teenager so you have to go and be creative to do fun activities. I would definitely try and help the homeless community in our town more, there is a high need for another shelter because a lot of families in Longview live below the poverty line. There is enough to do in Longview and it's a great place to call home!