Gregg County, Texas

Gregg County: County in Texas, United States

About

Gregg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 121,730 and a population density of 170 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 124,229 inhabitants. Its county seat is Longview. The county was created 151 years ago in 1872.

Gregg County is located in eastern Texas, bordering Arkansas. It was formed in 1873 from portions of Upshur County and named after John Gregg, a Confederate general during the Civil War.

The city of Longview became the county seat when Gregg County was established. Longview was only founded in 1870 and quickly grew as a railroad hub for the region.

Key Facts About Gregg County Today

Population: As of 2021, Gregg County has around 123,000 residents. Over 80,000 people live in Longview, the largest city.

Major Industries: The key industries in Gregg County are healthcare, manufacturing, oil & gas, agriculture, and retail trade.

Attractions: Popular attractions include the Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Gregg County Historical Museum, Piney Woods Qualifying Trial, and Eastman Festival.

Things to See and Do in Gregg County

Some top attractions and activities in Gregg County include:

  • Learning about locomotive history at the Longview Railroad Museum
  • Hiking and biking trails through the Longview Arboretum and Nature Center
  • Exploring the interactive exhibits at the Gregg County Historical Museum
  • Catching a show at the historic 1928 Belcher Center performing arts theater
  • Sampling local wines at Bella Vista Ranch Winery near Longview

With its restored historic downtown, numerous parks and recreation options, and cultural attractions, Longview offers plenty to see and do in East Texas.

Gregg County locator map
Location of Gregg County on Texas map.

Quick Facts about Gregg County

Population : 124,229 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
Area : 716 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.9%
Land as percent of area : 99.1%
Named for : John Gregg
Altitude : 400 feet / 122 meters
Capital : Longview
Establishment : January 01, 1873
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 12:13:59 (15th June 2024)
Density : 174 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.01% (2010-2020)
Gregg County  TX  Courthouse IMG 3943 image
Gregg County TX Courthouse IMG 3943
Gregg County  TX  Courthouse IMG 3943 image

Geography

Gregg County is located at 32°28'50"N 94°49'1"W (32.4804700, -94.8169500). It has 2 neighbors: Smith County and Upshur County.

Gregg County map

The largest city of Gregg County is Longview with a population of 81,728. Other cities include, Kilgore population 14,857, Gladewater population 6,352, White Oak population 6,283 and Liberty City population 2,351. See all Gregg County cities & populated places.

Gregg County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Gregg County.

City Name Population Title
Longview 81,728 The most populous city in Gregg County, Texas.
Kilgore 14,857 Small city in Gregg County, Texas
Gladewater 6,352 City in Gregg County, Texas, United States
White Oak 6,283 City in Texas
Liberty City 2,351 Fictional city in Rockstar Games' video games series Grand Theft Auto (HD)
Lakeport 997 City in Gregg County, Texas, United States
Clarksville City 934 City in Gregg County, Texas, United States
Warren City 305 City in Texas

Gregg County has 2 neighbours.

  • Longview

Demographics

The population of Gregg County increased by 2.01% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 121,730 - census
2011 122,656 0.75% estimation process
2012 123,089 0.35% estimation process
2013 123,233 0.12% estimation process
2014 123,146 -0.07% estimation process
2015 123,800 0.53% estimation process
2016 123,367 -0.35% estimation process
2017 122,852 -0.42% estimation process
2018 123,251 0.32% estimation process
2019 123,945 0.56% estimation process
2020 124,229 0.23% estimation process

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People born in Gregg County (2)

People born in Gregg County, including animator Bob Camp, sect leader George Roden, .

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