Long Beach, CA

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2020 Population
462,081
1.01% 1-year decline
US Senator
Dianne Feinstein
Democratic Party
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
34.6
0.875% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.2%
3.99% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$66,410
5.38% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$584,200
5.05% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
231,044
0.251% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Long Beach, CA had a population of 462k people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $66,410. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Long Beach, CA declined from 466,776 to 462,081, a −1.01% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,017 to $66,410, a 5.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Long Beach, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (28.1%), White (Hispanic) (21.3%), Other (Hispanic) (16.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (12.5%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.1%).

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.

87.6% of the residents in Long Beach, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Long Beach, CA are California State University-Long Beach (10,939 degrees awarded in 2020), Long Beach City College (117645) (4,635 degrees), and Universal Technical Institute-Southern California (448 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Long Beach, CA was $584,200, and the homeownership rate was 40.2%.

Most people in Long Beach, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Long Beach, CA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Long Beach, CA is home to a population of 462k people, from which 87.6% are citizens. As of 2020, 25.1% of Long Beach, CA residents were born outside of the country (116k people).

In 2020, there were 1.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (130k people) in Long Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 98.4k White (Hispanic) and 78k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.6%
2020 Citizenship
87.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 87.6% of Long Beach, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Long Beach, CA was 87.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Long Beach, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    130k ± 3.43k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    98.4k ± 3.95k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    78k ± 3.21k
43.2%
Hispanic Population
200k people

In 2020, there were 1.32 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (130k people) in Long Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 98.4k White (Hispanic) and 78k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

43.2% of the people in Long Beach, CA are hispanic (200k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,008,868 ± 46,586 people
  2. Philippines
    829,356 ± 22,122 people
  3. China
    683,718 ± 20,124 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,008,868 California residents, followed by Philippines with 829,356 and China with 683,718.

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Foreign-Born Population

25.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
116k people
25.2%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
117k people

As of 2020, 25.1% of Long Beach, CA residents (116k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Long Beach, CA was 25.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,125 ± 503
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,387 ± 474
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,234 ± 342

Long Beach, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Long Beach, CA employs 231k people. The largest industries in Long Beach, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,334 people), Retail Trade (22,093 people), and Manufacturing (21,456 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($100,044), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,250), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($67,054).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,427. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

231k
2020 Value
± 3,779
−0.251%
1 Year decline
± 2.23%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Long Beach, CA declined at a rate of −0.251%, from 232k employees to 231k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Long Beach, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (26,950 people), Management Occupations (22,101 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (21,878 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

231k
2020 Value
± 3,779
−0.251%
1 Year decline
± 2.23%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Long Beach, CA declined at a rate of −0.251%, from 232k employees to 231k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Long Beach, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,334 people), Retail Trade (22,093 people), and Manufacturing (21,456 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

$42,059
Median earning men ± $959
$33,275
Median earning women ± $1,274

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($81,658), Information ($71,158), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,409).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($53,217), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,003), and Construction ($50,479).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in California. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $407B
  2. $158B
  3. $149B

In 2020, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $407B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($158B) and Mixed freight ($149B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.26T
2020 Value in California
$4.61T
Projected 2050 Value in California
104% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $2.26T. This is expected to increase 104% to $4.61T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $83.5B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $43.3B

In 2020, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $83.5B, followed by Arizona with $44.4B and Ohio and $43.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla 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 53 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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Dianne Feinstein
Senator from California1
Assumed office on November 10, 1992
Elected to the seat to succeed John Seymour (California politician)|John Seymour, who had been appointed to the seat after Pete Wilson was elected Governor of California.
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.

Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla 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 53 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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In 2020, universities in Long Beach, CA awarded 16,259 degrees. The student population of Long Beach, CA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 27,649 male students and 37,244 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Long Beach, CA are Hispanic or Latino (7,681 and 49.7%), followed by White (2,905 and 18.8%), Asian (2,786 and 18%), and Black or African American (806 and 5.21%).

The largest universities in Long Beach, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Long Beach (10,939 and 67.3%), Long Beach City College (117645) (4,635 and 28.5%), and Universal Technical Institute-Southern California (448 and 2.76%).

The most popular majors in Long Beach, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,871 and 11.5%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,572 and 9.67%), and General Psychology (757 and 4.66%).

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
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In 2020 in Long Beach, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 42.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 64,893 (42.6% men and 57.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 64,893 students enrolled in Long Beach, CA, 42.6% men and 57.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 32,765 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 506 degree-majors awarded
  2. 503 degree-majors awarded
  3. 1,443 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Long Beach, CA was General Family & Consumer Sciences with 506 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. 10,939 degrees awarded
  2. 4,635 degrees awarded
  3. 448 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Long Beach with 10,939 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 6,754 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Long Beach, CA, which is 0.711 times less than the 9,505 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 7,681 degrees mean that there were 2.64 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,905 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 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,104) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,058) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.74% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.99% 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 2020 were Some college (7.14M), High School or Equivalent (6.69M), and Bachelors Degree (6.15M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Long Beach, CA was $584,200 in 2020, which is 2.54 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $556,100 to $584,200, a 5.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Long Beach, CA is 40.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Long Beach, CA have an average commute time of 31 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 $66,410. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Long Beach, CA was Census Tract 5739.02 with a value of $146,538, followed by Census Tract 5552.02 and Census Tract 5775.01, with respective values of $135,833 and $131,150.

Property

$584,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,230
$66,766
Median Property Taxes
±$1,778

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

40.2%
Homeownership
2020
74.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 40.2% of the housing units in Long Beach, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 5739.02
  2. Census Tract 5552.02
  3. Census Tract 5775.01

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Long Beach, CA was Census Tract 5739.02 with a value of $146,538, followed by Census Tract 5552.02 and Census Tract 5775.01, with respective values of $135,833 and $131,150.

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

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,410
Median Household Income
± $1,195
166k
Number of Households
± 2,987

In 2020, the median household income of the 166k households in Long Beach, CA grew to $66,410 from the previous year's value of $63,017.

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
2020 Wage GINI in California
0.499
2019 Wage GINI in California

In 2020, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.321% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.1%)
  2. Carpooled (8.99%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.67%)

In 2020, 73.1% of workers in Long Beach, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.99%) and those who worked at home (7.67%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Long Beach, CA have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.48% 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

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Long Beach, CA (73.5k out of 455k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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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91.2% of the population of Long Beach, CA has health coverage, with 46% on employee plans, 26.6% on Medicaid, 7.68% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.892% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in California was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Los Angeles County, CA see 1363 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.801% decrease from the previous year (1374 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1116 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 276 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in California, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,363 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 1,363 patients per year. This represents a 0.801% decrease from the previous year (1,374 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 26.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.81%
Uninsured
46%
Employer Coverage
26.6%
Medicaid
7.68%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
0.892%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Long Beach, CA grew by 3.73% from 8.5% to 8.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Long Beach, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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