Long Beach, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
462,293
0.916% 1-year decline
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.1
0.557% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.1%
2.56% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$78,995
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$709,700
15.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
234,567
0.0205% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Long Beach, CA had a population of 462k people with a median age of 36.1 and a median household income of $78,995. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Long Beach, CA declined from 466,565 to 462,293, a −0.916% decrease and its median household income grew from $71,150 to $78,995, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Long Beach, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (27.2%), Other (Hispanic) (17.7%), White (Hispanic) (16.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (12.3%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.5%).

None of the households in Long Beach, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

88% of the residents in Long Beach, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Long Beach, CA are California State University-Long Beach (11,287 degrees awarded in 2022), Long Beach City College (117645) (5,177 degrees), and Universal Technical Institute-Southern California (671 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Long Beach, CA was $709,700, and the homeownership rate was 40.6%.

Most people in Long Beach, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Long Beach, CA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Long Beach, CA is home to a population of 462k people, from which 88% are citizens. As of 2022, 24.5% of Long Beach, CA residents were born outside of the country (113k people).

In 2022, there were 1.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Long Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 81.8k Other (Hispanic) and 76.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

88%
2022 Citizenship
87.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 88% of Long Beach, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Long Beach, CA was 87.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Long Beach, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    126k ± 3.55k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    81.8k ± 3.28k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    76.9k ± 3.72k
44.1%
Hispanic Population
204k people

In 2022, there were 1.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (126k people) in Long Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 81.8k Other (Hispanic) and 76.9k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

44.1% of the people in Long Beach, CA are hispanic (204k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

24.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
113k people
25.1%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
117k people

As of 2022, 24.5% of Long Beach, CA residents (113k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Long Beach, CA was 25.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,172 ± 519
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,501 ± 557
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,912 ± 382

Long Beach, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Long Beach, CA employs 235k people. The largest industries in Long Beach, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,690 people), Retail Trade (23,831 people), and Educational Services (21,737 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,841), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($91,927), and Information ($77,167).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

235k
2022 Value
± 3,942
0.0205%
1 Year growth
± 2.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Long Beach, CA grew at a rate of 0.0205%, from 235k employees to 235k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Long Beach, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (27,672 people), Management Occupations (23,254 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,715 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Long Beach, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

235k
2022 Value
± 3,942
0.0205%
1 Year growth
± 2.36%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Long Beach, CA grew at a rate of 0.0205%, from 235k employees to 235k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Long Beach, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (32,690 people), Retail Trade (23,831 people), and Educational Services (21,737 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Long Beach, CA, though some of these residents may live in Long Beach, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,620
Median earning men ± $1,374
$38,835
Median earning women ± $1,392

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($93,493), Information ($92,475), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,155).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($61,125), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,469), and Information ($57,561).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in California over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Long Beach, CA awarded 17,371 degrees. The student population of Long Beach, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 27,343 male students and 36,121 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Long Beach, CA are Hispanic or Latino (8,518 and 50.8%), followed by White (2,965 and 17.7%), Asian (2,938 and 17.5%), and Black or African American (989 and 5.9%).

The largest universities in Long Beach, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Long Beach (11,287 and 65%), Long Beach City College (117645) (5,177 and 29.8%), and Universal Technical Institute-Southern California (671 and 3.86%).

The most popular majors in Long Beach, CA are General Business Administration & Management (2,087 and 12%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,948 and 11.2%), and General Psychology (818 and 4.71%).

The median tuition cost in Long Beach, CA for a public four year colleges is $5,742 for in-state students and $17,622 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Long Beach, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 40%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 63,464 (43.1% men and 56.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 63,464 students enrolled in Long Beach, CA, 43.1% men and 56.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 33,497 records, of which 58.6% were women and 41.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 403 degrees awarded
  2. 1,566 degrees awarded
  3. 528 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Long Beach, CA was General Family & Consumer Sciences with 403 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Long Beach, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,287 degrees awarded
  2. 5,177 degrees awarded
  3. 671 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Long Beach with 11,287 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 7,244 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Long Beach, CA, which is 0.715 times less than the 10,127 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 8,518 degrees mean that there were 2.87 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,965 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($5,742) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,142) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,125) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Long Beach, CA was $709,700 in 2022, which is 2.52 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $614,900 to $709,700, a 15.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Long Beach, CA is 40.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Long Beach, CA have an average commute time of 30.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Long Beach, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Long Beach, CA is $78,995. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Long Beach, CA was Census Tract 5552.02 with a value of $162,596, followed by Census Tract 5739.02 and Census Tract 5749.01, with respective values of $158,264 and $147,891.

Property

$709,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,002
$69,167
Median Property Taxes
±$1,726

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Long Beach, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Long Beach, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

40.6%
Homeownership
2022
74.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 40.6% of the housing units in Long Beach, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5552.02
  2. Census Tract 5739.02
  3. Census Tract 5749.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Long Beach, CA was Census Tract 5552.02 with a value of $162,596, followed by Census Tract 5739.02 and Census Tract 5749.01, with respective values of $158,264 and $147,891.

The following map shows all of the places in Long Beach, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$78,995
Median Household Income
± $1,916
170k
Number of Households
± 3,244

In 2022, the median household income of the 170k households in Long Beach, CA grew to $78,995 from the previous year's value of $71,150.

The following chart displays the households in Long Beach, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Long Beach, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.5%)
  3. Carpooled (8.71%)

In 2022, 69.7% of workers in Long Beach, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.5%) and those who carpooled to work (8.71%).

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Commute Time

30.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Long Beach, CA have a longer commute time (30.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.61% of the workforce in Long Beach, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Long Beach, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Long Beach, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Long Beach, CA (68.5k out of 455k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Long Beach, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Long Beach, CA has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 25.9% on Medicaid, 8.32% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.872% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1354 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1363 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1097 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 245 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,354 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Los Angeles County, CA

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see an average of 1,354 patients per year. This represents a 0.66% decrease from the previous year (1,363 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Los Angeles County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 26.1% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.05%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
25.9%
Medicaid
8.32%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.872%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Long Beach, CA grew by 1.89% from 8.88% to 9.05%.

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