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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Long Beach is a city in California with a population of 469,793. Long Beach is in Los Angeles County. Living in Long Beach offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Long Beach there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Long Beach and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Long Beach are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$448,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,150
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Long Beach Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    348
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    43
    41
  • Robbery
    262
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    587
    500
  • Theft
    1,507
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    579
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,151
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

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Long Beach has a lot to offer for everyone! From Aquarium of the Pacific to reclining, leather seats at Cinemark, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Another great entertainment mention would have to be The Queen Mary. It's open all year round with events happening each month. The most exciting time to visit starts during October for Dark Harbor, which is a series of haunted mazes. When Christmas takes over The Queen Mary becomes a winter wonderland called Chill. Each year has a different theme of ice sculptures and it is definitely a sight to see and enjoy.
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Born and raised in Long Beach! I've always find myself doing things within the city especially going downtown or the beach. There's always new people coming from different states and cities, visiting The Pike to watch movies or grab a bite to eat authentic foods. But because there's always a huge population of people visiting, I wish to see more public bathrooms and trash cans to use. There's always a lot of trash like cigarette butts, plastic bottles, cans, empty bags of chips, etc. As a community, if we can all keep this city free from dirt then Long Beach would definitely be one of the cleanest cities.
Long Beach may not be a busy city like Los Angeles but there are many opportunities for exploration! Public transportation is efficient and inexpensive. For about $1.25 the Long Beach Transit bus can take you from one side of the city to the next within thirty to forty-five minutes. There are plenty of activities to choose from visiting the Queen Mary for a few hours trip or checking-in overnight, walk along the Pike and eat at the nearby restaurants, explore the sea creatures within the Aquarium of the Pacific, and enjoy a nice walk or play sports at El Dorado Park.