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Long Beach, CA

Long Beach is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
468,883
Long Beach Population7
$
46,913
Median Income6
7.2
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Long Beach's aged 15- to 19-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 19%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

34.6
Median Age7
1.5
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Long Beach residents are predominantly Hispanic/Mexican and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the Hispanic community has grown by 6.9% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 40.3%

Race

37.5
%
California Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Long Beach is almost never cold and rarely hot and there is little rain and no snow. There is at least some rain 34 days per year and an average temperature of 73°F in July

Weather

9
%
Chance of Rain12
72
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature34

 

Housing

The average home value in Long Beach increased by 60% since 2010 which is 17% higher than the national average and 14% lower than the state average

Rent

$
2,350
Monthly Average13
34
%
Renters35

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Long Beach is a somewhat low tax location with income tax 36% lower than the national average and property tax 32% lower than the national average, but sales tax 68% higher than the national average.

Other

0.76
%
Property Tax21
11.5
%
Sales Tax19
0.65
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)36

 

Employment

Long Beach has an average employment rate of 93% which is 1% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Molina Healthcare and City of Long Beach

Income

18.8
%
<$25,0006
15.5
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Long Beach is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results37

Representatives

Mayor27 Robert Garcia
Democratic
House of Representative27 Alan Lowenthal
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, St Jude Medical Center, is 16.9 miles from the center of Long Beach, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, is 5.1 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, is 0.7 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 Yes
 

Safety

In California, 16.3% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, which is a significant decrease from 2000 when 27.4% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks29
Yes
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#100 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub30
 

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