Information About Long Beach

The total estimated population is 480,584. Density is high at 8,594 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 216,932; Black: 70,713; Asian: 58,371; Two or More Races: 25,447; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 6,047; American Indian: 3,992; Other Race: 99,082; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 172,523 (36%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 308,061 (64%)

There are 137,821 foreign born residents, of which 35.1% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 70,077; Philippines: 14,477; Cambodia: 11,635; Vietnam: 4,707; El Salvador: 4,495; Guatemala: 3,740; Thailand: 2,622; U.S. Born: This State: 236,919; Midwest: 33,550; South: 32,858; Northeast: 19,341; West: 14,293;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Long Beach Most Common US Birthplaces in Long Beach

The sex distribution is 49% male and 51% female. The median age is 34 years.

Age Distribution

There are 36,782 married couples with children and 22,643 single-parent households (4,866 men, 17,777 women).

The median household income is $37,860 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; California: $47,493; Long Beach: $37,860;

23% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; California: 14%; Long Beach: 23%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 142,084; Government: 31,389; Self-employed: 12,873; Unpaid family work: 606; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 67,810; Sales and office: 53,921; Professional and related: 41,204; Office and administrative support: 32,261; Service: 31,192; Production, transportation, and material moving: 29,478;

Work Types in Long Beach Common Occupations in Long Beach

The average commute time is 30 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 140,273; Car or truck (carpooled): 26,686; Public transportation: 12,471; Worked at home: 5,411; Walked: 4,824; Bicycle: 1,366; Motorcycle: 429;

Transportation to work methods in Long Beach

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Long Beach.

There are 178,386 housing units, of which 83,013 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 70,601; Renter: 98,977; Vacant: 8,808; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 54,974; Not Mortgaged: 15,627;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Long Beach

The median single family home value is $199,308.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; California: $1,478; Long Beach: $1,389;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; California: $677; Long Beach: $582;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 4.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 31,204; 1940 to 1949: 30,361; 1950 to 1959: 41,259; 1960 to 1969: 27,793; 1970 to 1979: 23,212; 1980 to 1989: 16,695; 1990 to 1994: 5,464; 1995 to 1998: 1,956; 1999 to March 2000: 442;

1.0% of homes lack plumbing and 2.8% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 126,606; Electricity: 34,990; No Fuel: 4,881; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 2,215;

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