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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 Population470,237
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens10.2%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married37.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,007
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,161
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,291

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,530
% Above Poverty Level79.4%
% Below Poverty Level20.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation7%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,122
Median House Value$431,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68%
US/American0.1%
English4.4%
Irish5.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude33.766
Longitude-118.188

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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Long Beach, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Belmont Shore (90803)

Naples (90803)

East Long Beach (90804)

Lb (90809)

Long Beach Shared Firm (90822)

C S U Long Beach (90840)

Calif State Univ Long Beach (90840)

Department Of Gas & Water (90842)

Press Telegram (90844)

Boeing (90846)

Aarp (90847)

A A R P (90848)

A A R P Pharmacy (90848)

La International Service Ctr (90899)

North Long Beach (90805)

Bixby Knolls (90807)

Cabrillo (90810)

Dominguez (90810)

C S U Dom Hls (90747)

Cal State Univ Dom Hills (90747)

Signal Hl (90755)

Lakeshore Learning (90895)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carson92,691$79,375
Lakewood81,173$87,157
Lomita20,622$66,774
Los Alamitos11,658$90,054
Seal Beach24,551$94,516
Signal Hill11,332$59,028

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Long Beach Public Libraries

Long Beach Public Library
101 PACIFIC AVE. LONG BEACH, CA 90822 (33.768122, -118.193809)
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
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Long Beach Public Schools

Doris Topsy-elvord Academy
5951 Downey Ave
(562) 630-6096
Middle
Total Enrollment 92
Colegio New City
1637 Long Beach Blvd
High
Total Enrollment 87
Ernest S. Mcbride Sr. High
7025 East Parkcrest St
(562) 997-8242
High
Intellectual Virtues Academy Of Long Beach
1515 Hughes Way
(562) 338-8163
Rancho Dominguez Preparatory
4110 Santa Fe Ave
Other
Total Enrollment 1104
Beach High-intensive Learning Program
3701 East Willow St
High
Total Enrollment 333
Captain Raymond Collins
6125 Coke St
(562) 602-8008
Primary
Total Enrollment 624
Carver Elementary
5335 East Pavo St
(562) 420-2697
Primary
Total Enrollment 441
Henry K-8
3720 Canehill Ave
(562) 421-3754
Primary
Total Enrollment 769
Hughes Middle
3846 California Ave
(562) 595-0831
Middle
Total Enrollment 1594
Jordan High
6500 Atlantic Ave
(562) 423-1471
High
Total Enrollment 3589
Burbank Elementary
501 Junipero Ave
(562) 439-0997
Primary
Total Enrollment 789
Edison Elementary
625 Maine Ave
(562) 590-8481
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Hill Classical Middle
1100 Iroquois Ave
(562) 598-7611
Middle
Total Enrollment 997
Jefferson Leadership Academies
750 Euclid Ave
(562) 438-9904
Middle
Total Enrollment 914
Lincoln Elementary
1175 East 11th St
(562) 599-5005
Primary
Total Enrollment 1122
Educational Partnership High
4344 Atlantic Ave
(562) 427-9766
High
Total Enrollment 968
Rogers Middle
365 Monrovia Ave
(562) 434-7411
Middle
Total Enrollment 905
Stevenson Elementary
515 Lime Ave
(562) 437-0407
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Washington Middle
1450 Cedar Ave
(562) 591-2434
Middle
Total Enrollment 1055
Whittier Elementary
1761 Walnut Ave
(562) 599-6263
Primary
Total Enrollment 856
Willard Elementary
1055 Freeman Ave
(562) 438-9934
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
Fremont Elementary
4000 East Fourth St
(562) 439-6873
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Wilson High
4400 East Tenth St
(562) 433-0481
High
Total Enrollment 4148
Mann Elementary
257 Coronado Ave
(562) 439-6897
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
New City
1637 Long Beach Blvd
(562) 599-7405
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Polytechnic High
1600 Atlantic Ave
(562) 591-0581
High
Total Enrollment 4745
Cabrillo High
2001 Santa Fe Ave
(562) 951-7700
High
Total Enrollment 3164
Buffum Elementary
2350 Ximeno Ave
(562) 498-2431
Chavez Elementary
730 West Third St
(562) 590-0904
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Long Beach Unified School District Rop
3701b East Willow St
(562) 595-8893
High
Gant Elementary
1854 Britton Dr
(562) 430-3384
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Reid High
2153 West Hill St
(562) 989-2098
High
Total Enrollment 396
Focus Community Day (elementary)
2221 Argonne Ave
(562) 997-8000
Primary
Lindsey Academy
5075 Daisy Ave
(562) 423-6451
Middle
Total Enrollment 869
Rosie The Riveter Charter High
690 North Studebaker Rd
(562) 431-0302
High
Total Enrollment 32
Roosevelt Elementary
1574 Linden Ave
(562) 599-1888
Primary
Total Enrollment 1097
Constellation Community Charter Middle
620 Olive Ave
(562) 435-7181
Middle
Total Enrollment 93
Select Community Day (secondary)
5075 Daisy Ave
(562) 422-0357
High
Total Enrollment 6
Birney Elementary
710 West Spring St
(562) 427-8512
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Bixby Elementary
5251 East Stearns St
(562) 498-3794
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Bryant Elementary
4101 East Fountain St
(562) 498-3802
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Burnett Elementary
565 East Hill St
(562) 595-9466
Primary
Total Enrollment 689
Butler Middle
1400 East 20th St
(562) 591-7477
Middle
Total Enrollment 627
Franklin Classical Middle
540 Cerritos Ave
(562) 435-4952
Middle
Total Enrollment 957
Garfield Elementary
2240 Baltic Ave
(562) 424-8167
Primary
Total Enrollment 885
Hudson K-8
2335 Webster Ave
(562) 426-0470
Primary
Total Enrollment 957
Lafayette Elementary
2445 Chestnut Ave
(562) 426-7075
Primary
Total Enrollment 955
Lee Elementary
1620 Temple Ave
(562) 494-5101
Primary
Total Enrollment 978
Longfellow Elementary
3800 Olive Ave
(562) 595-0308
Primary
Total Enrollment 1077
Los Cerritos Elementary
515 West San Antonio Dr
(562) 595-6337
Primary
Total Enrollment 516
Lowell Elementary
5201 East Broadway
(562) 433-6757
Primary
Total Enrollment 744
Muir K-8
3038 Delta Ave
(562) 426-5571
Primary
Total Enrollment 1019
Naples Elementary
5537 The Toledo
(562) 433-0489
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Stephens Middle
1830 West Columbia St
(562) 595-0841
Middle
Total Enrollment 899
Webster Elementary
1755 West 32nd Way
(562) 595-6568
Primary
Total Enrollment 588
Robinson Academy
2750 Pine Ave
(562) 492-6003
Primary
Total Enrollment 961
Tucker Elementary
2221 Argonne Ave
(562) 498-2324
Primary
Renaissance High School For The Arts
235 East Eighth St
(562) 901-0168
High
Total Enrollment 487
International Elementary
700 Locust Ave
(562) 436-4420
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Addams Elementary
5320 Pine Ave
(562) 428-0202
Primary
Total Enrollment 935
Bancroft Middle
5301 East Centralia St
(562) 425-7461
Middle
Total Enrollment 1010
Barton Elementary
1100 East Del Amo Blvd
(562) 428-0555
Primary
Total Enrollment 781
Burcham K-8
5610 East Monlaco Rd
(562) 420-2685
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Grant Elementary
1225 East 64th St
(562) 428-4616
Primary
Total Enrollment 1088
Harte Elementary
1671 East Phillips St
(562) 428-0333
Primary
Total Enrollment 962
Keller Elementary
7020 East Brittain St
(562) 421-8851
Primary
Total Enrollment 362
King Elementary
145 East Artesia Blvd
(562) 428-1232
Primary
Total Enrollment 820
Lindbergh Middle
1022 East Market St
(562) 422-2845
Middle
Total Enrollment 708
Marshall Academy Of The Arts
5870 East Wardlow Rd
(562) 429-7013
Middle
Total Enrollment 809
Twain Elementary
5021 East Centralia St
(562) 421-8421
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Powell Academy For Success
150 Victoria St
(310) 631-8794
Primary
Total Enrollment 1287
Dooley Elementary
5075 Long Beach Blvd
(562) 428-7274
Primary
Total Enrollment 1117
Cubberley K-8
3200 Monogram Ave
(562) 420-8810
Primary
Total Enrollment 962
Emerson Parkside Academy Charter
2625 Josie Ave
(562) 420-2631
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Hamilton Middle
1060 East 70th St
(562) 602-0302
Middle
Total Enrollment 1029
Kettering Elementary
550 Silvera Ave
(562) 598-9486
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Mckinley Elementary
6822 Paramount Blvd
(562) 630-6200
Primary
Total Enrollment 773
Millikan High
2800 Snowden Ave
(562) 425-7441
High
Total Enrollment 4057
Newcomb Academy
3351 Val Verde Ave
(562) 493-3596
Primary
Total Enrollment 927
Prisk Elementary
2375 Fanwood Ave
(562) 598-9601
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Stanford Middle
5871 East Los Arcos St
(562) 594-9793
Middle
Total Enrollment 1316
Tincher Preparatory
1701 Petaluma Ave
(562) 493-2636
Primary
Total Enrollment 1107

Long Beach Private Schools

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