Gregg County

Gregg County, Texas

Gregg County, Texas

Gregg County Historical Museum in the City of Longview, Texas. Photograph by Billy Hathorn.

Gregg County, in northeastern Texas, is bounded on the north by Upshur, on the south by Rusk, on the west by Smith, and on the east by Harrison counties. Longview, Gregg County's largest town, is 130 miles east of Dallas and sixty-five miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana. The county's center lies at approximately 32°30' north latitude and 94°50' west longitude. Gregg County comprises 273 square miles, with an elevation ranging from 230 to 524 feet above sea level. It is within the East Texas timberlands. The terrain is gently sloping to hilly, with well-drained to moderately well-drained loamy and gravelly soils. Numerous streams drain to the Sabine River, which runs through Gregg County from northwest to southeast. Temperatures range from an average high of 96° F in July to an average low of 38° in January, rainfall averages 47.18 inches per year, and the growing season extends for 247 days. Mineral resources include oil and gas, sand, and gravel.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Place type

Gregg County is classified as a County

Altitude Range

240 ft – 530 ft

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Gregg County by the Numbers

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Population Counts

Gregg County
Pop. Year Source
123,945 2019 United States Census Bureau

Civilian Labor Counts

Gregg County
People Year Source
56,006 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Per Capita Income (USD) Year Source
$45,401 2019 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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Property Values

Gregg County
USD ($) Year Source
10,039,870,353 2019 State Property Tax Board

Retail Sales

Gregg County
USD ($) Year Source
3,079,835,498 2019 State Comptroller of Public Accounts

Wages

Gregg County
USD ($) Year Source
971,640,965 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Unemployment Percentage Year Source
9.6 2019 Texas Workforce Commission

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Rainfall (inches) Year Source
48.1 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Min. (January Average, °F) Max. (July Average, °F) Year Source
34.2 93.8 2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Land Area

Gregg County
Area (square miles) Year Source
273.3 2019 United States Census Bureau

Total Area

Gregg County
Area (square miles) Year Source
275.8 2019 United States Census Bureau