Long View, North Carolina

Long View, North Carolina


Location of Long View, North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°43′34″N 81°23′2″W / 35.72611°N 81.38389°W / 35.72611; -81.38389Coordinates: 35°43′34″N 81°23′2″W / 35.72611°N 81.38389°W / 35.72611; -81.38389
Country United States
State North Carolina
Counties Catawba, Burke
  Total 3.95 sq mi (10.22 km2)
  Land 3.94 sq mi (10.20 km2)
  Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 1,155 ft (352 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 4,871
  Density 1,237/sq mi (477.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 28601-28602
Area code(s) 828
FIPS code 37-39280[1]
GNIS feature ID 1027421[2]
Website www.ci.longview.nc.us

Long View is a town in Burke and Catawba counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 4,871 at the 2010 census.[3] It is part of the HickoryLenoirMorganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Long View is located in western Catawba County and eastern Burke County at 35°43′34″N 81°23′2″W / 35.72611°N 81.38389°W / 35.72611; -81.38389 (35.726132, -81.383811).[4] It is bordered to the north and east by the city of Hickory, to the west by the town of Hildebran, and to the south by the census-designated place of Mountain View.

U.S. Route 70 passes through Long View, leading east into Hickory and west 18 miles (29 km) to Morganton. Interstate 40 crosses the southern part of Long View, with access from Exit 121 (Old Shelby Road/33rd Street).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km2), of which 0.012 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.26%, is water.[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20154,895[5]0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 4,871 people, 2,067 households, and 1,272 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,237 people per square mile (477.7/km²). There were 2,315 housing units at an average density of 587.6/sq mi (227.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 74.5% White, 11.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 5.0% Asian, 5.7% some other race, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.6% of the population.[7]

There were 2,067 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.3% were headed by married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% were someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.95.[7]

In the town the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.8 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.[7]

For the period 2008-12, the estimated median annual income for a household in the town was $31,015, and the median income for a family was $39,281. Male full-time workers had a median income of $30,054 versus $25,989 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,547. About 13.5% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.7% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.[8]


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