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 16,023 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, Long Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Long Beach are a mix 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 (12.42%), management occupations (12.04%), and office and administrative support (10.02%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Long Beach, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
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.
Being a small city, Long Beach does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Long Beach is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.90% of adults 25 and older in Long Beach have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Long Beach in 2018 was $28,620, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,480 for a family of four. However, Long Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Long Beach is a somewhat 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Long Beach include Irish, German, English, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Long Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.