Longview-Tyler, TX



Total Population: 442,736

(An increase of 4.4 % in the past 5 years.)

Census Data

  • Foreign Born - 33,680
  • Language Spoken at Home - 28,356

  • 7.6% of Total Population are Foreign Born
  • 6.4% of Total Population Speak Another Language Other than English at Home

[Source: American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year Foreign Born and Language Spoken at Home]

Quick Facts

  • Longview and Tyler are considered the major hub cities for East Texas.

  • Tyler hosts for more a significant population of higher education students, a College of Engineering, and a University Health Science Center, two regional, billion-dollar hospital systems, and a variety of technology startups.

  • Among the foreign born, Muslim and Buddhist people groups like Arabs and Cambodian, Khmer and Vietnamese are the largest

  • A significant Gujarati and Hindi community is also found in this area

People Group Highlights

Displaying 1-25 of 26 results.
StatusPG Name Country Of Birth IMB Affinity Group Affinity Bloc Primary Religion Baseline Population Total
Chinese, MandarinChinaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesBuddhism458
Cambodian, KhmerCambodiaSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism375
GujaratiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism317
Arab, LebaneseLebanonNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam275
RussianRussiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox207
SlovakSlovakiaEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Orthodox136
SinhaleseSri LankaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesBuddhism122
HindiIndiaSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesHinduism116
Iranian, PersianIranCentral Asia PeoplesPersian-MedianIslam107
BengaliBangladeshSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam - Sunni105
JapaneseJapanEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesEthnic Religions - Shintoism82
UrduPakistanSouth Asian PeoplesSouth Asian PeoplesIslam77
Arab, EgyptianEgyptNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam75
Arab, SyrianSyriaNorth African and Middle Eastern PeoplesArab WorldIslam70
MalayMalaysiaEast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesIslam70
VietnameseVietnamSoutheast Asian PeoplesSoutheast Asian PeoplesBuddhism609
Filipino, TagalogPhilippinesSoutheast Asian PeoplesMalay PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic1,140
SalvadoranEl SalvadorAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Other / Marginal772
GermanGermanyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant651
HonduranHondurasAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic343
GuatemalanGuatemalaAmerican PeoplesLatin-Caribbean AmericansChristianity - Roman Catholic258
ItalianItalyEuropean PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Roman Catholic216
KoreanSouth KoreaEast Asian PeoplesEast Asian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant178
NigerianNigeriaSub-Saharan African PeoplesSub-Saharan AfricanChristianity - Protestant145
AfrikanerSouth AfricaSub-Saharan African PeoplesEurasian PeoplesChristianity - Protestant115

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