Long View, NC

Long View, situated in Burke and Catawba Counties, is a small town made up of 3.95 square miles.

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Long View was chartered in the early 1900s.

Demographics

The median resident age in Long View is 39 years. The median estimated household income is about $39,000 making it about $9,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $27,000. The average price for a home in Long View is about $148,000 (2015) which is $12,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $650 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Long View is 68% White, 14% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 16% other. 84% of the population are high school graduates, with 32% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 11% are divorced, 3% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 33% that have never been married.

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Burke County

Long View belongs to Burke County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after Thomas Burke, is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Burke County has a population of 91,000 and its largest city Morganton, with a population of 17,000, is the county seat.

Burke County formed from part of Rowan County in 1777, and was settle primarily by German and Scots-Irish immigrants during the 18th century. Some of the citizens of Burke County fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, and were victorious over the British. From 1791 to 1861, parts of Burke County were taken to form other counties including: Buncombe, Yancey, Caldwell, McDowell, and Mitchell counties.

Burke County borders Caldwell, Avery, Lincoln, Catawba, Cleveland, McDowell, and Rutherford counties.

Burke County is made up of 515 square miles. 507 of which is land with the remaining 8 as water.

Catawba County

Long View belongs to Catawba County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after the Catawba tribe, is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Catawba County has a population of 155,000 and the city Newton, with a population of 13,000, is the county seat.

In 1842, the county was formed from part of Lincoln County. The first settlers were German Lutheran farmers that arrived in the 1700's.

Catawba County borders Alexander, Iredell, Lincoln, Burke, Caldwell, and Mecklenburg counties.

Catawba County is made up of 413 square miles. 399 of which is land with the remaining 14 as water.

Population

The population of Long View, NC is about 4,900. The population has been steadily increasing since the early 1900s.

Elevation

The elevation of Long View, NC is 1,155 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Long View, NC is 28601.

Area Code

The area code for Long View, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Long View and Burke and Catawba Counties have voted mostly Republican, with 64% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 39% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 57% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 4%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Long View is about 5% (2015), making it equal to the state average of around 5%. Manufacturing and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Hickory Daily Record is the primary newspaper that covers the Burke and Catawba Counties area.


 

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