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Overview

Introduction to Long Beach, Mississippi

Long Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison county, is 3 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi and 61 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula metropolitan area with. Long Beach contains a population of approximately 17,320.

Long Beach History

Long Beach was incorporated on August 10, 1905. The early economy of the city largely depended on agriculture. In the early 20th century, it served as a productive truck farming town. It was also known as the "Radish Capital of the World". The city experienced a huge damage on August 29, 2005, by Hurricane Katrina.

Long Beach and nearby Attractions

  • CEC and Seabee Memorial Museum
  • Ohr - O'Keefe Museum of Art
  • Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home
  • Mardis Gras Museum
  • Buccaneer State Park
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Things To Do In Long Beach

One can visit the Long Beach Public Library and explore some of the area’s history. Tourists can even take a look around the Long Beach First United Methodist Church, Saint Thomas Catholic Church, Little Zion Church, and Mount Pilgrim Church. The Pine Bayou Golf Club is nearby. One can also plan a trip to the Buccaneer State Park, CEC and Seabee Memorial Museum, and Mardis Gras Museum. The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is a popular tourist destination.

Long Beach Transportation

Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is close by.

Long Beach Higher Education

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the University of Southern Mississippi and Pearl River Community College offer higher educational opportunities.

People

Total Population 15,224
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,050
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.5%
Median Earnings25+ $36,080
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,458
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,032

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,422
% Above Poverty Level 86.6%
% Below Poverty Level 13.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.2%
Median Gross Rent $988
Median House Value $155,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 11.9%

Long Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles W of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles NE of New Orleans, Louisiana
County Harrison
Metro Area Biloxi - Gulfport - Pascagoula
Standard Zip Codes 39560
Phone Area Codes 228
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.35
Longitude -89.152

Long Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GULFPORT NAVAL CENTER
Distance 2.6 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 61 F
Apr Temp 59 to 77 F
Jul Temp 74 to 91 F
Oct Temp 60 to 79 F
Annual Precip 65.2 inches
Station WAVELAND
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 59 F
Apr Temp 56 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 90 F
Oct Temp 57 to 78 F
Annual Precip 65.5 inches
Station SAUCIER EXP FOREST
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 41 to 62 F
Apr Temp 55 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 80 F
Annual Precip 70.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bay St. Louis 10,313 $47,681
Biloxi 44,527 $48,591
Gulfport 69,913 $43,054
Ocean Springs 17,446 $77,381
Pass Christian 4,957 $64,844
Waveland 6,463 $39,577

Long Beach Public Libraries

Library
Long Beach Public Library
209 JEFF DAVIS AVENUE
Long Beach, Mississippi
(228) 863-0711
Library Web Site

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Long Beach High Schools

LONG BEACH SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
300 EAST OLD PASSROAD
228-863-6945
Serves 1,059 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

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