Long Beach is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,346 people and just one neighborhood, Long Beach is the 214th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
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 service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Long Beach who work in food service (15.02%), office and administrative support (13.92%) and sales jobs (12.64%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Long Beach is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Long Beach is worth considering.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Long Beach spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.04 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.