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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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,450
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+7,079
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.7%
Median Earnings25+$36,498
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,887
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,899

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,244
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.1%
Median Gross Rent$955
Median House Value$143,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.3%
German14.6%
Irish11.8%
English8.6%
French Except Basque7.3%
Italian6.8%
Scottish2.4%
Polish1.8%
Russian1.2%
Greek1.2%
Welsh1%
Lebanese0.6%
Arab0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Canadian0.6%
African0.2%
Czech0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
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Long Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harrison County
Standard Zip Codes39560
Phone Area Codes228
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude30.36
Approximate Longitude-89.16

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)

StationGULFPORT NAVAL CENTER
Distance2.6 miles
Jan Temp43 to 61 F
Apr Temp59 to 77 F
Jul Temp74 to 91 F
Oct Temp60 to 79 F
Annual Precip65.2 inches
StationWAVELAND
Distance14.2 miles
Jan Temp40 to 59 F
Apr Temp56 to 75 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp57 to 78 F
Annual Precip65.5 inches
StationSAUCIER EXP FOREST
Distance20.5 miles
Jan Temp41 to 62 F
Apr Temp55 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp57 to 80 F
Annual Precip70.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay St. Louis11,448$46,528
Biloxi45,271$46,200
Gulfport71,265$44,405
Ocean Springs17,547$80,461
Pass Christian5,302$54,020
Waveland6,454$47,917

Long Beach Public Libraries

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

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Long Beach Public Schools

Wj Quarles Elementary School
111 Quarles Street
ZIP: 39560
(228) 864-3946
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Harper Mc Caughan Elem School
19200 Pineville Rd
ZIP: 39560
(228) 863-0478
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Thomas L Reeves Elementary School
214 St. Augustine Drive
ZIP: 39560
(228) 864-9764
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Long Beach Middle School
204 N Cleveland Avenue
ZIP: 39560
(228) 864-3370
Middle
Total Enrollment 561
Long Beach Senior High School
300 East Old Passroad
ZIP: 39560
(228) 863-6945
High
Total Enrollment 893

Long Beach Private Schools

Coast Episcopal School
5065 Espy Ave
ZIP: 39560
Elementary
Total Enrollment 112
St Vincent De Paul Catholic School
4321 Espy Ave
ZIP: 39560
Elementary
Total Enrollment 322
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