Long Beach is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 15,555 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Long Beach is the 27th largest community in Mississippi.
Long Beach real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Long Beach house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Long Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Long Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Long Beach who work in sales jobs (14.81%), office and administrative support (12.01%), and management occupations (8.65%).
Also of interest is that Long Beach has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
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: 26.49% 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 $25,335, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,340 for a family of four. However, Long Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Long Beach include Irish, Italian, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Long Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.