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Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Longview is approximately 34,360 (1999), 36648 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,441 (1990), 15281 (2010).
The amount of land area in Longview is 31.117 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Longview is 13.70 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.173 sq kilometers.
The distance from Longview to Washington DC is 2479 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 61 miles. (as the crow flies)
Longview is positioned 46.14 degrees north of the equator and 122.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Longview average annual precipitation is 45 inches peryear.
Longview average temperature is 51.3 degrees F.


in southwest Washington, between the Columbia and Cowlitz Rivers, 50 miles north and west of Portland, Oregon, only about 1 hour from the Pacific Coast
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History & History Related Items

Take an informative Photo Tour of Longview. See photos from the past and the present.

A history page for Longview with info and pictures - you'll enjoy looking at this page

Mount St. Helens is in Cowlitz County just north of Longview. It was the site of the 18 May 1980 major volcanic eruption. There are five visitor centers along the Spirit Lake Memorial Highway that leads into the blast zone, each with interesting displays explaining the events that occurred around the time of the eruption.

Here is a history page for Ranier and Clatskanie, Oregon and Longview, Washington. The site includes many pictures as well as much historical information.
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The settling of Longview


The founding of Longview


The incorporation of Longview

February of 1924


The Port of Longview is the 3rd largest operating port in the state of Washington

Longview is an official "Tree City, USA."
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Longview City Government

City of Longview
P.O. Box 128
1525 Broadway
Longview, Washington 98632
Phone: 360-442-5000

Longview Chamber

River Cities Chamber of Commerce
Serving the Greater Kelso Longview area

Chamber Of Commerce
1563 Olympia Way
Kelso, WA 98632
Phone: 360-423-8400

Longview Organizations

River Cities Chamber of Commerce
Serving the Greater Kelso Longview area

Chamber Of Commerce
1563 Olympia Way
Kelso, WA 98632
Phone: 360-423-8400

Longview Libraries

Longview Public Library
1600 Louisiana St.
Longview WA
Phone: (360) 577-3380

Longview Schools

Longview Public Schools
Administratative Services
2715 Lilac
Longview, Washington
Information 360-575-7000

Mark Morris High School - (360) 577-2750
R A Long High School - (360) 577-2731


Lower Columbia College
1600 Maple Street
P.O. Box 3010
Longview, WA 98632
Phone: (360) 577-2311
Email: Longview


The population of Longview was:
1960 - 23,349
1970 - 28,373
1980 - 31,052
1990 - 31,499
1996 - 33,480
1997 - 33,650 (est.)
1998 - 34,200 (est.)
1999 - 34,360 (est.)

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