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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D+
  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
    B+
Long Beach is a city in California with a population of 470,489. 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
$476,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,198
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
    347.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    43.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    262.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    586.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,507
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    578.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
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
    20%
    13%

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Long Beach is unique in its own way. There's music, art, health, food and so much more!
Several music festivals are held in Long Beach. Fingerprints music store, also has concerts and showcases new musicians/groups.

Fourth Fridays down on 4th street is great. This experience brings people out to support local businesses. First Fridays in Bixby Knolls is also the same concept, just in another neighborhood. This one has a lot of artists who have their art on display and for sale.

I love the different activities available to stay and be fit. Yoga on the Bluff is one of my favorites. Several people come to the Bluff to participate, it's amazing to see. The improve bike/walk path down at the beach is great!

Overall, there's a sense of a community.
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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.
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.