Long Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 16,780 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Long Beach is the 25th 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.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Long Beach who work in management occupations (15.03%), sales jobs (13.72%), and office and administrative support (10.37%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Long Beach. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Long Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Long Beach is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.12% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Long Beach in 2018 was $30,621, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $122,484 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, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Long Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.