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Overview

Introduction to Long Beach, California

Long Beach, located on San Pedro Bay, just south of Los Angeles, was initially developed as a beachside resort in the 1880s. The city was incorporated in 1888. Today, Long Beach is one of the busiest port in the country and a center of commerce and industry, with companies like Boeing, Raytheon and Gulfstream based in the city. The oil industry and tourism (the Queen Mary is now based there) are also important to the city's economy.

Long Beach Culture

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center has the Long Beach Arena and the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, which hosts the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, the International City Theater, and a wide variety of musical acts. The city is home to the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Museum of Latin American Art and one of the country's largest aquariums. Each summer Long Beach is home to a 3-day Bayou Festival, featuring Louisiana music and food, plus the 2-day Long Beach Blues Festival, with some of the biggest names in the genre's past and present.

Long Beach Sports and Leisure

For spectator sports, Long Beach Ice Dogs play minor league hockey at Long Beach Arena. In April, the 3-day Grand Prix of Long Beach is one of the world's largest grand prix events, featuring America's premier street race, celebrity races and musical entertainment. Major league team sports are accessible in neighboring cities Los Angleles and Anaheim. LA has major league baseball's Dodgers, the NBA's Lakers and Clippers and the NHL's Kings. Anaheim has major league baseball's Angels and the NHL's Mighty Ducks.

Long Beach Outdoors

With 81 miles of beaches, Long Beach's top recreational attraction is obvious, with swimming, boating, jet skiing and kayaking all available. Land lubbers can use the 5-1/2 mile paved trail along the beach for walking, jogging or rollerblading. Long Beach has a nationally recognized park system, with 92 city-owned parks. El Dorado Regional Park has 815 acres offering fishing lakes, an archery range, bike trails and camp grounds. Surfing is extremely popular in the area, from Santa Monica to the north down to Huntington and Newport Beaches to the south.

Long Beach at Night

Long Beach has an active nightlife scene, loaded with fine restaurants, cigar bars, sports bars, jazz clubs and Latin-themed dance clubs. Pine Avenue is the most concentrated area for hotspots to spend an evening.

Demographics

People

Total Population469,793
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+215,614
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.5%
Median Earnings25+$36,361
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,685
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,210

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,528
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone30.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,150
Median House Value$448,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.6%
German6%
Irish5.6%
English4.3%
Italian2.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.1%
African1%
Scottish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Russian0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Arab0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.2%
US/American0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Long Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Los Angeles County
Standard Zip Codes90802, 90803, 90804, 90806, 90808, 90813, 90814, 90815, 90822, 90831, 90833, 90834, 90835, 90805, 90807, 90810, 90745, 90746, 90755
P.O. Box Zip Codes90801, 90809, 90832, 90853, 90749
Company Zip Codes90840, 90842, 90844, 90846, 90847, 90848, 90899, 90747, 90895
Phone Area Codes562, 310, 323, 424, 714, 657
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.77
Approximate Longitude-118.18

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)

StationLONG BEACH AP
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp46 to 68 F
Apr Temp53 to 73 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches
StationMONTEBELLO
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp53 to 77 F
Jul Temp64 to 89 F
Oct Temp58 to 82 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationSANTA ANA FIRE STATION
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp47 to 69 F
Apr Temp52 to 74 F
Jul Temp63 to 83 F
Oct Temp58 to 80 F
Annual Precip13.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carson92,780$79,282
Lakewood81,054$91,152
Lomita20,652$71,626
Los Alamitos11,661$90,382
Seal Beach24,510$102,311
Signal Hill11,404$70,750

Long Beach Public Libraries

Long Beach Public Library
101 PACIFIC AVE.
Long Beach, California
(562) 570-6291

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Long Beach Hospitals

Earl And Lorraine Miller Childrens Hospital
(Non-profit)
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Tom Redgate Memorial Recovery Center
(Non-profit)
1775 Chestnut Street
Va Long Beach Healthcare System
(Government - Federal)
5901 E 7th St
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Community Hospital Of Long Beach
(Non-profit)
1720 Termino Avenue
St. Mary Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1050 Linden Avenue, Box 887
La Casa Psychiatric Health Facility
(Proprietary)
6060 Paramount Blvd.
College Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2776 Pacific Avenue
College Medical Center South Campus D/p Aph
(Proprietary)
1725 Pacific Avenue

Long Beach Public Schools

Chavez Elementary
730 W. Third St.
ZIP: 90802
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Edison Elementary
625 Maine Ave.
ZIP: 90802
Primary
Total Enrollment 715
Franklin Classical Middle
540 Cerritos Ave.
ZIP: 90802
Middle
Total Enrollment 1184
Stevenson Elementary
515 Lime Ave.
ZIP: 90802
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Kettering Elementary
550 Silvera Ave.
ZIP: 90803
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Lowell Elementary
5201 E. Brd.way
ZIP: 90803
Primary
Total Enrollment 751
Mann Elementary
257 Coronado Ave.
ZIP: 90803
Primary
Total Enrollment 347
Naples Elementary
5537 The Toledo
ZIP: 90803
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Rogers Middle
365 Monrovia Ave.
ZIP: 90803
Middle
Total Enrollment 890
Bryant Elementary
4101 E. Fountain St.
ZIP: 90804
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Jefferson Leadership Academies
750 Euclid Ave.
ZIP: 90804
Middle
Total Enrollment 1067
Lee Elementary
1620 Temple Ave.
ZIP: 90804
Primary
Total Enrollment 959
Willard Elementary
1055 Freeman Ave.
ZIP: 90804
Primary
Total Enrollment 810
Wilson High
4400 E. Tenth St.
ZIP: 90804
High
Total Enrollment 3944
Addams Elementary
5320 Pine Ave.
ZIP: 90805
Primary
Total Enrollment 945
Captain Raymond Collins
6125 Coke St.
ZIP: 90805
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Dooley Elementary
5075 Long Beach Blvd.
ZIP: 90805
Primary
Total Enrollment 1102
Grant Elementary
1225 E. 64th St.
ZIP: 90805
Primary
Total Enrollment 1101
Hamilton Middle
1060 E. 70th St.
ZIP: 90805
Middle
Total Enrollment 922
Harte Elementary
1671 E. Phillips St.
ZIP: 90805
Primary
Total Enrollment 932
Jordan High
6500 Atlantic Ave.
ZIP: 90805
High
Total Enrollment 3367
King Elementary
145 E. Artesia Blvd.
ZIP: 90805
Primary
Total Enrollment 831
Lindbergh Stem Academy
1022 E. Market St.
ZIP: 90805
Middle
Total Enrollment 603
Lindsey Academy
5075 Daisy Ave.
ZIP: 90805
Middle
Total Enrollment 860
Mckinley Elementary
6822 Paramount Blvd.
ZIP: 90805
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
Powell Academy For Success
150 Victoria St.
ZIP: 90805
Primary
Total Enrollment 1377
Birney Elementary
710 W. Spring St.
ZIP: 90806
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Bobbie Smith Elementary
565 E. Hill St.
ZIP: 90806
Primary
Total Enrollment 801
Lafayette Elementary
2445 Chestnut Ave.
ZIP: 90806
Primary
Total Enrollment 972
Robinson Academy
2750 Pine Ave.
ZIP: 90806
Primary
Total Enrollment 966
Roosevelt Elementary
1400 E. 20th St.
ZIP: 90806
Primary
Total Enrollment 985
Barton Elementary
1100 E. Del Amo Blvd.
ZIP: 90807
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Conservation Corps Of Long Beach Gateway Cities Charter
3635 Atlantic Ave.
ZIP: 90807
High
Total Enrollment 83
Hughes Middle
3846 California Ave.
ZIP: 90807
Middle
Total Enrollment 1521
Intellectual Virtues Academy Of Long Beach
3601 Linden Ave.
ZIP: 90807
Middle
Total Enrollment 112
Longfellow Elementary
3800 Olive Ave.
ZIP: 90807
Primary
Total Enrollment 1080
Los Cerritos Elementary
515 W. San Antonio Dr.
ZIP: 90807
Primary
Total Enrollment 535
Bancroft Middle
5301 E. Centralia St.
ZIP: 90808
Middle
Total Enrollment 1005
Burcham Elementary
5610 E. Monlaco Rd.
ZIP: 90808
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Carver Elementary
5335 E. Pavo St.
ZIP: 90808
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Cubberley K-8
3200 Monogram Ave.
ZIP: 90808
Primary
Total Enrollment 1026
Ernest S. Mcbride, Sr. High
7025 E. Parkcrest St.
ZIP: 90808
High
Total Enrollment 396
Henry K-8
3720 Canehill Ave.
ZIP: 90808
Primary
Total Enrollment 851
Marshall Academy Of The Arts
5870 E. Wardlow Rd.
ZIP: 90808
Middle
Total Enrollment 875
Newcomb Academy
7020 E. Brittain St.
ZIP: 90808
Primary
Total Enrollment 948
Twain Elementary
5021 E. Centralia St.
ZIP: 90808
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Cabrillo High
2001 Santa Fe Ave.
ZIP: 90810
High
Total Enrollment 2768
Garfield Elementary
2240 Baltic Ave.
ZIP: 90810
Primary
Total Enrollment 772
Hudson K-8
2335 Webster Ave.
ZIP: 90810
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Muir K-8
3038 Delta Ave.
ZIP: 90810
Primary
Total Enrollment 1083
Rancho Dominguez Preparatory
4110 Santa Fe Ave.
ZIP: 90810
Other
Total Enrollment 1115
Reid High
2153 W. Hill St.
ZIP: 90810
High
Total Enrollment 288
Stephens Middle
1830 W. Columbia St.
ZIP: 90810
Middle
Total Enrollment 791
Webster Elementary
1755 W. 32nd Way
ZIP: 90810
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Educational Partnership High
1794 Cedar Ave.
ZIP: 90813
High
Total Enrollment 991
International Elementary
700 Locust Ave.
ZIP: 90813
Primary
Total Enrollment 818
Lincoln Elementary
1175 E. 11th St.
ZIP: 90813
Primary
Total Enrollment 1179
New City
1637 Long Beach Blvd.
ZIP: 90813
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Polytechnic High
1600 Atlantic Ave.
ZIP: 90813
High
Total Enrollment 4464
Renaissance High School For The Arts
235 E. Eighth St.
ZIP: 90813
High
Total Enrollment 490
Washington Middle
1450 Cedar Ave.
ZIP: 90813
Middle
Total Enrollment 1086
Whittier Elementary
1761 Walnut Ave.
ZIP: 90813
Primary
Total Enrollment 954
Burbank Elementary
501 Junipero Ave.
ZIP: 90814
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
Fremont Elementary
4000 E. Fourth St.
ZIP: 90814
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Beach High-intensive Learning Program
3701 E. Willow St.
ZIP: 90815
High
Total Enrollment 311
Bixby Elementary
5251 E. Stearns St.
ZIP: 90815
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Emerson Parkside Academy
2625 Josie Ave.
ZIP: 90815
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Gant Elementary
1854 Britton Dr.
ZIP: 90815
Primary
Total Enrollment 590
Hill Classical Middle
1100 Iroquois Ave.
ZIP: 90815
Middle
Total Enrollment 488
Long Beach Unified School District Rop
3701b E. Willow St.
ZIP: 90815
High
Millikan High
2800 Snowden Ave.
ZIP: 90815
High
Total Enrollment 3753
Prisk Elementary
2375 Fanwood Ave.
ZIP: 90815
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Select Community Day (secondary)
2221 Argonne Ave.
ZIP: 90815
High
Total Enrollment 6
Stanford Middle
5871 E. Los Arcos St.
ZIP: 90815
Middle
Total Enrollment 1255
Tincher Preparatory
1701 Petaluma Ave.
ZIP: 90815
Primary
Total Enrollment 851

Long Beach Private Schools

St Anthony High School
620 Olive Ave
ZIP: 90802
Secondary
Total Enrollment 437
St Anthony Parish School
855 E 5th St
ZIP: 90802
Elementary
Total Enrollment 176
Huntington Academy
2935 E Spaulding St
ZIP: 90804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Oaktree Preschool
1710 Redondo Ave
ZIP: 90804
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Zinsmeyer Academy
4223 E Anaheim St
ZIP: 90804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
Zinsmeyer Academy
4223 E Anaheim Stree
ZIP: 90804
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 23
Gethsemane Baptist Christian School
6095 Orange Ave
ZIP: 90805
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 57
Giant Steps Childrens Center
6951 Obispo Ave
ZIP: 90805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
St Athanasius Elementary School
5369 Linden Ave
ZIP: 90805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 185
Holy Innocents Elementary School
2500 Pacific Ave
ZIP: 90806
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
Oakwood Academy
2951 Long Beach Blvd
ZIP: 90806
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Pacific Baptist School
3332 Magnolia Ave
ZIP: 90806
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 186
Westerly School Of Long Beach
2950 E 29th St
ZIP: 90806
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
Grace Christian Schools
3601 Linden Ave
ZIP: 90807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 116
Oakwood Academy Preschool & Kindergarten
3850 Long Beach Blvd
ZIP: 90807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Parkridge Private School
3605 Long Beach Blvd # 304
ZIP: 90807
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 47
St Barnabas Parish School
3980 Marron Ave
ZIP: 90807
Elementary
Total Enrollment 228
Bethany Lutheran School
5100 E Arbor Rd
ZIP: 90808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 180
Lakewood Christian Schools
5336 E Arbor Rd
ZIP: 90808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 374
Montessori Academy Of Long Beach
3908 Woodruff Ave
ZIP: 90808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Montessori School-eureka
5306 E Arbor Rd
ZIP: 90808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Cornelius Elementary
3330 N Bellflower Blvd
ZIP: 90808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 305
St Cyprian Elementary School
5133 E Arbor Rd
ZIP: 90808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 204
St Maria Goretti Elementary School
3950 Palo Verde Ave
ZIP: 90808
Elementary
Total Enrollment 127
St Lucy School
2320 Cota Ave
ZIP: 90810
Elementary
Total Enrollment 180
Creative Arts School
1423 Walnut Ave
ZIP: 90813
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
First Baptist Church School
1000 Pine Ave
ZIP: 90813
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 176
Montessori On Elm Preschool + Kindergarten
930 Elm Ave
ZIP: 90813
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
Regency High School
490 W 14th St
ZIP: 90813
Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
Bethany School
2244 Clark Ave
ZIP: 90815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 228
Kindercare Learning Center #1626 Belmont Shore
5251 E Las Lomas St
ZIP: 90815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Los Altos Grace Brethren School
6565 E Stearns St
ZIP: 90815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 122
Marina Montessori
2301 Ximeno Ave
ZIP: 90815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Montessori Childrens House
5550 E Atherton St
ZIP: 90815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Our Lady Of Refuge School
5210 E Los Coyotes Diagonal
ZIP: 90815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
St Joseph Elementary School
6200 E Willow St
ZIP: 90815
Elementary
Total Enrollment 290
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