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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Long Beach is a town in Mississippi with a population of 15,446. Long Beach is in Harrison County. Living in Long Beach offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Long Beach and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Long Beach are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$986
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Long Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    50.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    19.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    394.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,846.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Long Beach

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,446
National
$55,322
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Long Beach Reviews

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I have lived in Long Beach all my life, and I have enjoyed it. Some say that the MS Gulf Coast is not a great place to live, but I couldn't imagine growing up in a better environment. There are a variety of churches and other organizations that many are involved in, and everyone here is nice. I can't wait to settle down here after college.
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Well to start off, id like to note the fact that Long Beach is nicknamed the "Friendly City". This town is filled with great people and great things. Everyday you wake up its like there is some new event being planned. The neighborhoods may be a little old, but they still hold very good value. Not to mention most of the people in this town are very kind and caring, great neighbors. If you ever need something, they've got your back. It takes time for new folks to get used to it, but this city is like a big tree that holds everyone in its branches keeping them safe. The school system provides great educational means for the young children. There are many clubs and afterschool activities that many of the town's children get into which also help out the community in many different occasions. Overall this town is something special.
The High School hasn't been updated since the 60's. There are rats, roaches, ants, etc. all over the school. Our computers haven't been updated since Katrina in 2005. Students that transfer from other schools have learned the things we are learning in 10th grade, in 8th grade. If you get pulled over in Long Beach, three police cars will come to give you a ticket. The only thing we have to do here at night is going out to dinner and playing Pokemon Go. We have small businesses, and boutiques, no top brand shopping stores. The city just informed us they are placing a Casino in our family friendly city. They have been planning this for months and they announce about the opening to the residents in the newspaper. The drug problem is bad. Students deal and do drugs at school. Students easily leave with no consequence. There is no campus police officer even thought the police come to school everyday. Multiple people a the school are under house arrest which is unheard of at Pass High.