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Gregg County, Texas

Gregg County is a county located in the U.S. State of Texas. As of 2000, the population is 111,379. Its county seat is Longview6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 716 km² (276 mi²). 710 km² (274 mi²) of it is land and 6 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.85% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 111,379 people, 42,687 households, and 29,667 families residing in the county. The population density is 157/km² (406/mi²). There are 46,349 housing units at an average density of 65/km² (169/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 72.89% White, 19.86% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.55% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. 9.14% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 42,687 households out of which 33.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% are married couples living together, 13.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% are non-families. 26.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the county, the population is spread out with 26.70% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $35,006, and the median income for a family is $42,617. Males have a median income of $33,186 versus $21,432 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,449. 15.10% of the population and 12.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.50% are under the age of 18 and 11.40% are 65 or older.

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