Long Beach, CA Profile: Facts & 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 480,903 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.767 and longitude -118.1892 in Los Angeles County. The formal boundaries for the City of Long Beach 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Long Beach: Willmore City.

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Long Beach, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 480,903
Population in Households 472,383
Population in Familes 366,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,520
Population Density2 9,561
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $57,950
Average Household Income $85,412
Per Capita Income $30,470


Total Housing Units 181,075 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66,807 (36.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 101,500 (56.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,769 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $555,248
Average Home Value $632,900


Total Households 168,306
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 102,430
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.48% 0.45%
Households 0.35% 0.38%
Families 0.39% 0.4%
Median Household Income   3.14%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

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, 2018 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 # 75 95th
Diversity Index # 69 96th
Median Household Income # 773 49th
Per Capita Income # 757 50th

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