Long Beach, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Long Beach, California - Basic Facts

The City of Long Beach is the 7th largest city in California with a population of 481,144 as of July 1, 2017. Long Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Long Beach is located at latitude 33.8092 and longitude -118.1553 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Long Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 50.3 sq. miles and a water area of 1.14 sq. miles. Los Angeles County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Long Beach (GNIS ID: 2410866) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Long Beach is located within Long Beach-Lakewood CCD of Los Angeles County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Long Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Long Beach: Willmore City.

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Long Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 481,144
Daytime Population: Workers 192,085
Daytime Population: Residents 253,379
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 445,464
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 472,528
Population in Familes 363,494
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,616
Population Density2 9,565
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $55,188
Average Household Income $81,364
Per Capita Income $29,070


Total Housing Units 181,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 67,512 (37.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 100,942 (55.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,547 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $514,254
Average Home Value $569,669


Total Households 168,453
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 102,300
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.58%
Households 0.41% 0.5%
Families 0.42% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

Long Beach, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Long Beach to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 7 100th
Population Density # 73 95th
Diversity Index # 72 95th
Median Household Income # 786 48th
Per Capita Income # 756 50th

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