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Longview Metro Area
Profile: Small-city complex Location: Northeast Texas, 30 miles from Louisiana border Elevation: 259 Time zone: Central Standard Time
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Longview is a small city in eastern Texas about 130 miles east of Dallas. Marshall is a small but culturally and historically rich former boom town an additional 35 miles east. Originally a transportation center for nearby agriculture and timber industries, the Longview-Marshall area prospered from the oil booms of the 1920’s and 1930’s, and Longview has a sizable, downtown, historic area (“One Hundred Acres of History”).
Today’s Longview still has a manufacturing and basic industry economy but also supports a large region of East Texas with retail, health care and other services. The largest employers are Eastman Chemical and the Good Shepard Health System, and there is an assortment of smaller manufacturers in recreational vehicles, heavy equipment, railroad cars and fabricated parts. Contrary to the popular Texas stereotype of endless dry Western prairie, Longview and East Texas in general are known as the “piney woods” part of the state, and large trees and forests dominate the landscape where they weren’t cleared for cotton growing and other agricultural interests.
The most notable of the area’s many lakes is Lake of the Pines to the north. While Shreveport to the east provides some amenities including air service, the area is fairly isolated and offers little to do. The low Cost of living is one of the area’s biggest attractions.
The city sits on level to gently rolling land with pine forests and intermittent agriculture. The climate is mainly continental with a strong subtropical influence from the Gulf. Summer months are hot and fairly humid. Winters are mild with a few short periods of cold temperatures. Rainfall occurs as steady winter rains or as spring and summer thundershowers. Storms may be strong, particularly in the spring.
Interesting Facts about Rusk County
As of 2014, Rusk County's population is 53,211 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 12.33 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Rusk County is $91,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.70 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Rusk County's cost of living is 18.40% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Rusk County public schools spend $11,951 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.6 students per teacher in Rusk County.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Rusk County is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rusk County jobs have Increased by 1.66 percent.
Ranked #82 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #143 2005 Best Places to Live
Ranked #370 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Rusk County's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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• Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
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