A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$431,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

Long Beach Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    315
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    37
    41
  • Robbery
    221
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    650
    525
  • Theft
    1,766
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    594
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,783
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    11%
  • 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 is like no other, located right in the heart of Southern California! Not to brag, but what's better than living near a beach? Once you pass the "Welcome to Long Beach" sign, from wherever you are, you would not want to leave. Long Beach is a very easy going city, not too fast paced, has friendly people, and rarely any traffic. Long Beach is known for its diverse backgrounds, so you are bound to be exposed to different cultures with every bite you take. Some of these foods include: Hawaiian BBQ, Korean BBQ, Vietnamese Pho, and of course 3 In N Out Burger Restaurants. With affordable places to visit such as, The Aquarium of the Pacific, The Pike Outlets, the Grand Prix, and the Queen Mary, they are great ways to spend the day. If you're more into going out at night, check out Belmont Shore, on 2nd street, there's tons of breweries, restaurants, and shops for your entertainment. Long Beach welcomes all walks of life, so we hope to see you soon.
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I am grateful to come from such a diverse and inclusive city! Long Beach has people of every background, affiliation, and ability. Public services do their best to accommodate the diverse needs of the citizens. Free and affordable programs are offered through parks, libraries, senior centers, public agencies, and more. Long Beach is a large city that has a plethora of dining options as well as an array of activities. We also have access to major nearby cities through public transportation. Long Beach is an ocean front city with several mountains and lakes close enough to visit for a day trip. Anything you can imagine, from intimate social activities to extreme sports, can be found in Long Beach, California.
Long Beach is a pretty nice area. The roads may need a little bit of remodeling but there are great places to visit. It is in the middle between of Los Angeles, Disneyland, and other great main attractions. The other thing to keep in mind is that some of the public schools kinda look old but that does not mean they don't provide a good education. Long Beach is such a huge city that the high school found in Lakewood is considered to be LBUSD (Long beach unified school district). So, children are allowed to go to schools beyond the area of Long Beach at an easy access (as long as they work hard). Long Beach is very bike and bus friendly! Ther is part of the street where it is meant for bicycles. There are buses in almost every Main Street! So, there's no need to contribute individual CO2 gases from cars with no other passengers.