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Long Beach is a large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 474,140 people and 111 constituent neighborhoods, Long Beach is the seventh largest community in California.
Housing costs in Long Beach are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Long Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Long Beach is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Long Beach who work in office and administrative support (14.19%), sales jobs (11.04%) and management occupations (9.11%).
Long Beach is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Long Beach is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
Long Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of being a big city like Long Beach is having a public transportation system, but in Long Beach the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Long Beach benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.
In terms of college education, Long Beach is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.97% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Long Beach in 2010 was $27,014, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,056 for a family of four. However, Long Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Long Beach is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Long Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Long Beach residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Long Beach also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 41.69% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Long Beach include German, Irish, English and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Long Beach's cultural character, accounting for 26.14% of the city’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Long Beach are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Long Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Mon-Khmer (Cambodian) and Tagalog.
|LONG BEACH INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||163,232|
|LONG BEACH HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||39.44%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||60.57%|
|TYPE OF LONG BEACH HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||41.17%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.09%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||13.14%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||39.41%|
|SIZE OF LONG BEACH HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||1.41%|
|AGE OF LONG BEACH HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.77%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||24.81%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||50.52%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||20.90%|
|LONG BEACH REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$531,009|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,693|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $64,000||3.28%|
|$64,001 - $127,000||1.65%|
|$127,001 - $254,000||7.06%|
|$254,001 - $381,000||15.39%|
|$381,001 - $509,000||19.14%|
|$509,001 - $636,000||17.91%|
|$636,001 - $954,000||23.83%|
|$954,001 - $1,272,000||7.31%|
|PEOPLE OF LONG BEACH||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.01%|
|5 TO 17||17.40%|
|18 TO 24||11.35%|
|25 TO 34||15.73%|
|35 TO 54||27.99%|
|55 TO 64||10.71%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.81%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||79.29%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$52,944|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$27,014|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||20.71%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (13.30%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.41%)
Public Service (3.67%)
Information Technology (2.42%)
Real estate (2.38%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||12.97%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.97%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||1.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||12.09%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||6.29%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||41.69%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (6.46%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (54.65%)
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian) (3.57%)
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