Long Beach city, California

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Long Beach city, California

Long Beach city, California
Nickname(s):LB, the LBC
Motto(s):The International City
Incorporated:December 13, 1897
- Total:462.257 (2010)
- Density:9.063,9/sq mi (3.528,7/sq km)
Area code(s):562, 310
Time zone:PST (UTC−8)
Summer Time zone:PDT (UTC−7)
- Total:52 sq mi (134 sq km)
- Land:51 sq mi (131 sq km)
- Water:2 sq mi (3 sq km)
- % water:2,24 %

Quick information summary of the Long Beach city area.

Long Beach city is located in the state of California. It occupies the area of 52 square miles. 2 square miles are water areas and 51 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Long Beach city lies at +33.8091018, -118.1553273 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 462.257 living in the Long Beach city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (46.09%), Some Other Race (20.32%) and Black or African American (13.54%). Median age is 33 for the males and 34 for the females.

Long Beach is a city in the U.S. state of California, situated in Los Angeles County in Southern California. With a population of 462,257, it is the second-largest city in the Greater Los Angeles Area and the seventh-most populous city in California. It is located some 25 miles south of Downtown Los Angeles.

The city is situated on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and it is one of the largest maritime centers in the nation. The Port of Long Beach is one of the largest shipping ports in the world and the second-busiest container port in the USA. Oil industry is another major sector in the economy of Long Beach.

Long Beach, with its beach culture, has a reputation of a laid-back, fun-loving place, especially for surfers, skaters, musicians and artists.

The city is often called “LBC” or simply “LB.” Its official motto is “The International City.”

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Statistical data for the Long Beach city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

White alone
213,06646.09 %
Black or African American alone
62,60313.54 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,4580.75 %
Asian alone
59,49612.87 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5,2531.14 %
Some Other Race alone
93,93020.32 %
Two or More races
24,4515.29 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Long Beach city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Long Beach city part within the Subdivision
Los Angeles County 9.818.605- Long Beach city part462.257
Long Beach-Lakewood CCD 569.100- Long Beach city part462.257

Profile of the Long Beach city

History of Long Beach

Modern history of long beach begins with a Spanish land grant in 1784. Manuel Nieto started a rancho which quickly sprawled and at one point the area was divided into the Rancho Los Cerritos and the Rancho Los Alamitos. In 1866, Rancho Los Cerritos was sold to Lewellyn Bixby, whose family soon became prominent ranchers and developers of Long Beach. A new town began to emerge in the 1882, founded by William Willmore. It was initially going to be called Willmore City but as its founder failed to create a new farming community, which was his original intention, he was bought out of the land and left town. The community was named Long Beach.

Long Beach was in the center of a competition between Southern Pacific Railroad and the young Santa Fe Railroad, which attracted a lot of visitors and caused a real estate boom in 1885.

The City of Long Beach was officially incorporated in 1897. In the first decade of the 20th century Long Beach was among the fastest-growing cities in the USA. The Port of Long Beach was established in 1911 and ten years later oil was discovered on Signal Hill.

In 1933, Long beach was hit by a devastating earthquake, after which Downtown Long Beach was reconstructed mainly in Art Deco style. Before the World War II, Long Beach had a sizeable Japanese-American population, However, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, most of them were sent to internment camps across California and after the war many of them moved elsewhere and never came back to the city.

After the war, Long Beach continued to grow both as a seaside resort and as a major maritime and oil center. The luxury cruise liner “Queen Mary” was purchased in 1967 and permanently docked in Long Beach harbor, where it continues to be a major tourist attraction. Aquarium of the Pacific, another notable tourist attraction, opened in 1998.

Geography and Climate

Long beach occupies an area of 51,473 square miles. It completely surrounds the city of Signal Hill.

The climate in Long Beach is Mediterranean, with strong influences of semi-arid climate. The weather is mild throughout the year and the humidity rarely coincides with heat, which makes heat waves more tolerable. In the summer, the city is often covered in low clouds and fog. Rainfall occurs mostly during winter months.

Long beach suffers some of the worst air pollution in Southern California, which is probably because of the proximity of the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as the South Bay oil refineries.

Population of Long Beach

According to the U.S. Census, in 2010 Long Beach had a population of 462,257. The racial makeup in the city was 40.8% Hispanics or Latinos of any race, 29.4% non-Hispanic Whites, 13.5% African American, 12.9% Asian, 1.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% Native American, 20.3% some other race and 5.3% two or more races.

Until the 1950s, Long Beach was a predominantly white city and the majority of the population was European-Americans. Today, the situation is quite different and in 2000 USA Today ranked Long Beach as the most ethnically diverse large city in the USA. It has a large Pacific Islander population and also a significant American Indian population.

Cambodian population in Long Island is the largest one in the USA and the second-largest outside of Asia (after Paris).

In 2000, the median household income was $37,270 and the per capita income was $19,040.


The economy in Long Beach is based mostly on the maritime industries and activities related to the Port of Long Beach, as well as on oil and oil-related industries and tourism.

The largest employers in the city are Long Beach Unified School District, Boeing, California State University, Long Beach, City of Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach City College, United States Postal Service, St. Mary Medical Center and Verizon California.

Some of the companies that have headquarters in Long Beach include U.S. Epson, Inc., Pioneer Electronics, Scan Health Plan, Molina Healthcare and Healthcare Property Investors.

Tourist Attractions and Culture

The historic Queen Mary ship and the Aquarium of the Pacific are the major tourist attractions in Long Beach. Recreation Park, El Dorado Nature Center, Long Beach GreenBelt, Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos also attract many visitors.

In addition, the city offers a number of excellent museums for the art lovers, most notably the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Museum of Latin American Art and the University Art Museum, as well as the galleries and shops in the East Village Arts District and a number of murals and street art throughout the city.

The city is home to the Long Beach Symphony and the Long Beach Opera. One of the most popular venues is the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.

A number of popular music groups and musicians have their origins in Long Beach, most notably Snoop Dogg, Sublime, T.S.O. L. and Crystal Antlers.

Theatre scene is also very strong in Long Beach, with companies and venues such as Musical Theatre West, International City Theatre, the Long Beach Playhouse and Long Beach Shakespeare Company, as well as many smaller, independent and “black-box” theatres.


Long Beach is home to the California State University, Long Beach, the largest campus of the California State University System and the second largest university in California by enrollment. Other institutions of higher education in the city include Long Beach City College (with two campuses - Liberal Arts Campus and Pacific Coast Campus) and DeVry University, Long Beach.

Statistical data for the Long Beach city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

White alone
213,06646.09 %
Black or African American alone
62,60313.54 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
3,4580.75 %
Asian alone
59,49612.87 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
5,2531.14 %
Some Other Race alone
93,93020.32 %
Two or More races
24,4515.29 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Not Hispanic or Latino
273,84559.24 %
Hispanic or Latino
188,41240.76 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Not Hispanic or Latino
273,84559.24 %
White alone
135,69849.55 %
Black or African American alone
59,92521.88 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,3490.49 %
Asian alone
58,26821.28 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
4,9151.79 %
Some Other Race alone
1,1180.41 %
Two or More races
12,5724.59 %
Hispanic or Latino
188,41240.76 %
White alone
77,36841.06 %
Black or African American alone
2,6781.42 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,1091.12 %
Asian alone
1,2280.65 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
3380.18 %
Some Other Race alone
92,81249.26 %
Two or More races
11,8796.30 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes

Household Type

Family households
99,22960.68 %
Husband-wife family
61,85062.33 %
Other family
37,37937.67 %
Male householder, no wife present
10,59828.35 %
Female householder, no husband present
26,78171.65 %
Nonfamily households
64,30239.32 %
Householder living alone
46,53672.37 %
Householder not living alone
17,76627.63 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Long Beach city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Long Beach city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Long Beach city center


  • Kilroy AC8-Long Beach Heliport [0.49 mi] [0.8 km]
  • Memorial Medical Center Long Beach Heliport [1.88 mi] [3.03 km]


  • Los Altos Branch Long Beach Public Library [2.19 mi] [3.52 km]
  • Signal Hill City Hall [1.13 mi] [1.82 km]
  • Signal Hill Public Library [1.13 mi] [1.82 km]
  • Burnett Branch Long Beach Public Library [1.93 mi] [3.1 km]
  • City of Long Beach Fire Department Station 17 [1.33 mi] [2.14 km]
  • Long Beach Fire Training Center [1.27 mi] [2.05 km]
  • City of Long Beach Fire Department Station 7 [2.04 mi] [3.28 km]
  • City of Long Beach Fire Department Station 13 [3.44 mi] [5.54 km]
  • Long Beach Jewish Community Center [0.61 mi] [0.99 km]
  • Stanley S Zack Library [0.61 mi] [0.99 km]
  • Bret Harte Branch Long Beach Public Library [3.38 mi] [5.44 km]
  • Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 60 [0.55 mi] [0.88 km]
  • Clooney Building [1.68 mi] [2.71 km]
  • El Dorado Branch Long Beach Public Library [3.25 mi] [5.24 km]
  • Bowers Companies [0.19 mi] [0.31 km]


  • Long Beach Cemetery [1.26 mi] [2.02 km]
  • Table Top [1.39 mi] [2.24 km]


  • Grace Community Church of Long Beach [2.91 mi] [4.68 km]
  • Holy Innocents Roman Catholic Church [2.12 mi] [3.42 km]
  • Calvary Light Assembly of God Church [1.19 mi] [1.92 km]
  • New Liberty Baptist Church [1.71 mi] [2.75 km]
  • Christ Lutheran Church [3.07 mi] [4.95 km]
  • Olive Hill Bethany Baptist Church [1.77 mi] [2.84 km]
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints [1.54 mi] [2.48 km]
  • Temple Beth Sholom [2.04 mi] [3.28 km]
  • Saint Paul's Lutheran Church [2.79 mi] [4.49 km]
  • Saint Lucy Catholic Church [3.54 mi] [5.7 km]
  • Palo Verde Avenue Christian Church [2.73 mi] [4.39 km]
  • Westminster Community Presbyterian Church [2.24 mi] [3.6 km]
  • Saint Paul's Baptist Church [3.24 mi] [5.21 km]
  • Los Altos United Methodist Church [2.31 mi] [3.71 km]
  • Saint Joseph Church [2.65 mi] [4.27 km]
  • Saint Gregory's Episcopal Church [2.58 mi] [4.15 km]
  • Westside Christian Church [3.38 mi] [5.44 km]
  • Willow Street Church of God [3.27 mi] [5.26 km]


  • City of Signal Hill [0.85 mi] [1.38 km]


  • Exit 25 [2.93 mi] [4.71 km]
  • Exit 26A [2.43 mi] [3.92 km]
  • Exit 3A [3.02 mi] [4.86 km]
  • Exit 26B [1.82 mi] [2.93 km]
  • Exit 27 [0.82 mi] [1.32 km]
  • Exit 3B [3.01 mi] [4.84 km]
  • Exit 29A [0.15 mi] [0.25 km]


  • Magnolia Hospital [2.64 mi] [4.26 km]
  • General Hospital [0.44 mi] [0.71 km]
  • Elm Avenue Medical Plaza [1.91 mi] [3.07 km]
  • Bickerstaff Family Center [1.83 mi] [2.94 km]
  • Pacific Hospital of Long Beach [2.19 mi] [3.53 km]
  • Earl and Lorraine Miller Childrens Hospital [1.81 mi] [2.91 km]
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center [1.83 mi] [2.94 km]
  • Columbia Medical Building [1.93 mi] [3.1 km]
  • Atlantic Medical Building [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Memorial Care Imaging Center [1.88 mi] [3.02 km]
  • Hartley Medical Building [1.93 mi] [3.1 km]
  • Memorial Medical Building [1.74 mi] [2.79 km]
  • Miller Children's Abuse and Violence Intervention Center [1.74 mi] [2.79 km]
  • Hillside Medical Plaza [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Buffum Medical Pavilion [1.85 mi] [2.97 km]


  • El Dorado Park Golf Course [3.57 mi] [5.74 km]


  • Nike Site LA-40C (historical) [1.17 mi] [1.88 km]
  • Nike Site LA-40L (historical) [0.78 mi] [1.26 km]


  • Admiral Kidd Park [3.63 mi] [5.85 km]
  • Signal Hill Park [1.15 mi] [1.86 km]
  • Hudson Park [3.86 mi] [6.21 km]
  • Stearns Park [1.24 mi] [1.99 km]
  • Veterans Memorial Park [2.14 mi] [3.44 km]

Populated Place

  • Los Altos [2.02 mi] [3.25 km]
  • Wrigley [2.44 mi] [3.93 km]
  • Signal Hill [0.79 mi] [1.27 km]
  • Willowville [1.96 mi] [3.16 km]

Post Office

  • Bryant Station Long Beach Post Office [2.03 mi] [3.26 km]
  • Cabrillo Station Long Beach Post Office [3.52 mi] [5.66 km]
  • Spring Carrier Annex Station Long Beach Post Office [1.7 mi] [2.73 km]


  • Southern California Military Academy (historical) [1.23 mi] [1.97 km]
  • Bixby School (historical) [2.84 mi] [4.57 km]
  • Bixby Elementary School [1.68 mi] [2.71 km]
  • Tucker Elementary School [1.37 mi] [2.2 km]
  • Our Lady of Refuge School [1.58 mi] [2.54 km]
  • Garfield Elementary School [3.4 mi] [5.48 km]
  • Peter H Burnett Elementary School [1.93 mi] [3.1 km]
  • Saint Pauls School [2.78 mi] [4.47 km]
  • Saint Lucy School [3.59 mi] [5.78 km]
  • Buffum Elementary School [1.02 mi] [1.64 km]
  • Prisk Elementary School [2.34 mi] [3.77 km]
  • Stanford Middle School [2.34 mi] [3.76 km]
  • Lafayette Elementary School [2.41 mi] [3.87 km]
  • Holy Innocents School [2.25 mi] [3.62 km]
  • Saint Joseph Elementary School [2.6 mi] [4.19 km]
  • Emerson Elementary School [2.87 mi] [4.62 km]
  • Nightingale Elementary School [0.45 mi] [0.73 km]
  • Jackie Robinson Academy [2.11 mi] [3.39 km]
  • Millikan High School [2.52 mi] [4.05 km]
  • Stephens Middle School [3.59 mi] [5.78 km]


  • Coyote Creek [3.88 mi] [6.24 km]


  • Signal Hill [0.8 mi] [1.28 km]


  • KSKQ-FM (Long Beach) [0.81 mi] [1.3 km]
  • KLON-FM (Long Beach) [0.78 mi] [1.26 km]

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