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Long Beach

Welcome to Long Beach

A busy port city with a rich culture and art scene
 
The 42nd most populated city in the country and the seventh in California, the 2020 census placed Long Beach at a population of 466,742. A waterfront city at the center of southern California, it provides residents with unique restaurants and shops, a fantastic art scene, beach and ocean fun, and the Naples Canal and Naples Island. It covers 11 miles of coastline, making the ocean and water activities an important piece of the area’s appeal.
 
Recently christened the Aquatic Capital of the Nation, Long Beach is influential to the global economy with the second busiest container port in the United States, in addition to one of the biggest shipping ports in the world. The city is full of culture, history, art, and more — there is truly something for everyone.
 

What to Love in Long Beach

  • Proximity to downtown Los Angeles
  • Waterfront property and access to the beach
  • College town

Local Lifestyle in Long Beach

While best known for its stunning beaches and marinas, Long Beach also boasts a vibrant downtown and busy shopping scene. Combining beach-town excitement with urban elegance, the diverse community puts on many events. Between these and the easy access to the beaches, entertainment, music, and arts, there is always something to do. The city has a rich culture, friendly neighbors, and a small-town feel despite the major port city’s busy shoreline.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping in Long Beach

Seabirds Kitchen has a sunny, contemporary atmosphere and serves vegan cuisine. What started as a food truck in 2010 has since grown into a full restaurant with an artisan approach. Using seasonal produce to create unique flavors from innovative techniques, the menu brings out the best in each fruit and vegetable.
 
Founded in 2007, Lola’s Mexican Cuisine brings Mexican family recipes to Long Beach. Blending contemporary and traditional dishes, the menu varies with the seasons. Guests can enjoy the relaxing outdoor patio or the festive indoor dining room.
 
In a bright, light-filled room with a TV and a bar, The 908 serves comfort food. Featuring seasonal dishes and classic American fare, the setting is upbeat and elevated. The Boathouse on the Bay is a fantastic dining experience with a stunning water views. Serving seafood classics and premium steaks, the restaurant puts on live music each evening to complement the setting sun.
 
Donburi Cafe boasts a relaxed setting and high-quality Japanese fare. The restaurant specializes in donburi rice bowls with various toppings, including veggies, fish, and meat. Domenico’s Belmont Shore began in 1954 and has been providing guests with its award-winning Italian dishes ever since. Many recipes are original creations, with new inventions coming out often. It is best known for its fantastic pizza.
 

Things to Do in Long Beach

With over 100 exhibits and 12,000 animals, the Aquarium of the Pacific celebrates the wildlife found in the Pacific Ocean. An estimated 1.7 million visitors come to the aquarium every year. From educational programs to scientific lectures to hands-on activities, it provides ways to learn more about the fascinating creatures of the ocean.
 
Getting ready for its 76th year, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade involves watercraft and boasts being decorated for the holidays before sailing through the canals along Long Beach. The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center covers 400,000 square feet of exhibition space available for any special occasion. From the Grand Ballroom to the Terrace Theater to the Wave Pedestrian Bridge, the center has the perfect venue for any event.
 
The Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach lasts for two nights and three days. It is a festival where more than 185,000 spectators watch the world-class race down the streets of downtown. With a wide variety of vehicles in the event, it is considered the United States’ largest street race, as cars reach up to 200 miles per hour speeds.
 
Providing playground equipment, picnic tables, sports fields, basketball courts, and a roller hockey practice court, Whaley Park opened in 1950. It also has a recreation center which puts on many classes, along with a rentable social hall. Long Beach is known for its array of fun beach activities. Residents can take London Boat Rides, enjoy water biking, explore the area's bridges, go paddle boarding, and much more. There’s even a dog-friendly beach called Rosie’s Dog Beach.
 

Schools in Long Beach

Long Beach boasts many excellent schools for people of all ages.

 

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Overview for Long Beach, CA

466,565 people live in Long Beach, where the median age is 35.9 and the average individual income is $35,856. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

466,565

Total Population

35.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$35,856

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Long Beach, CA

Long Beach has 169,958 households, with an average household size of 2.69. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Long Beach do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 466,565 people call Long Beach home. The population density is 9,199.72 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

466,565

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

35.9

Median Age

49.24 / 50.76%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
169,958

Total Households

2.69

Average Household Size

$35,856

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Without Children:

Marital Status

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Single
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Separated

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Commute Time

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Schools in Long Beach, CA

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The following schools are within or nearby Long Beach. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Lindbergh STEM Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Spectrum Center- Long Beach Middle Market Street
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Addams Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Powell Academy for Success
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Gethsemane Baptist Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 10th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Bethany Lutheran School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Lakewood Christian Schools
PRIVATE
PreK - 11th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Westerly School Of Long Beach
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Montessori School Eureka
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Long Beach Unified School District Regional Occupational Program
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Olivia Nieto Herrera Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
St Joseph Elementary School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Emerson Parkside Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Ernest S. McBride Senior High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Eunice Sato Academy of Math & Science
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
K - 5th
No rating available
St Cyprian Elementary School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Giant Steps Childrens Center
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Jefferson Leadership Academies
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
5/5
Marshall Academy of the Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Select Community Day (Secondary)
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Captain Raymond Collins
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
Maple Village Waldorf School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Kettering Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Beach High-Intensive Learning Program
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Richard D. Browning High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
United Faith Community Day Care Center
PRIVATE
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 8th
5/5
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Montessori On Elm
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
Edison Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Garfield Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
11th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Whittier Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Renaissance High School for the Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Jenny Oropeza Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
St Anthony Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Pacific Baptist School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
St Anthony High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Intellectual Virtues Academy
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Clear Passage Educational Center
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Intellectual Virtues Academy of Long Beach
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Lafayette Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Longfellow Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Educational Partnership High
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
St Barnabas Parish School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Bobbie Smith Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
4/5
Alvarado Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Creative Arts School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Franklin Classical Middle
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Los Cerritos Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Roosevelt Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5
Stevenson Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
Rancho Dominguez Preparatory
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
2/5
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