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Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The latitude of Long Beach is 33.766N. The longitude is -118.188W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 475,460.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Long Beach demographic reports
Long Beach is on San Pedro Bay.
Former and merged names include:
· Willmore City
Industrial growth began with the discovery of the Signal Hill oilfield in 1921. The area developed as a port and naval shipyard.
The local economy suffered in the 1990s with closure of the shipyard and cutbacks at the McDonnell Douglas plant.
Public transportation: Long Beach Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3,579. The number of murders and homicides was 49. The violent crime rate was 7.5 per 1,000 people.
Long Beach received national attention for a 1933 earthquake, which killed more than 100 people.
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"
· 1987 movie, "Lethal Weapon"
· 2001 movie, "A.I. Artificial Intelligence"
· 2005 movie, "Guess Who"
Well-known residents have included:
· Nicolas Cage, actor
· Snoop Doggy Dogg, musician
· Cameron Diaz, model and actress
Local bands (past and present) have included War, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include It's a Grind, Starbucks, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Peet's Coffee & Tea
Local festivals include:
- Jazz Festival - Aug. 10-12, 2007
- Queen Mary Scottish Festival & Games - Feb. 17-18, 2007
Dates often change. Check Long Beach web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation:
El Dorado Nature Center, Municipal Beach
Long Beach attractions: The Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific
Sports teams: Ice Dogs (ECHL)
Historic sites and museums: American Museum of Straw Art, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach Museum of Art
Colleges and universities:
California State University, Long Beach City College, Brooks College, Devry Institute of Technology-Long Beach, Keller Graduate School of Management
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 247
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Ancestry & family history
7% of Long Beach residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Long Beach ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Long Beach was $19,040, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Long Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Long Beach festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Jazz Festival - A
- Queen Mary Scottish Festival & Games - F
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Long Beach festival web sites:
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Median rent in Long Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $580. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,476.
Libraries in Long Beach include Alamitos Branch Library, Bach Branch Library, Bay Shore Branch Library, Bret Harte Branch Library, Brewitt Branch Library, Burnett Branch Library, Dana Branch Library, El Dorado Branch Library, Long Beach Public Library, Los Altos Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Long Beach include Long Beach Press-Telegram
TV stations in Long Beach include KSCI.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KKJZ.
Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Long Beach political report.
Long Beach restaurants taking online reservations include Daily Grill - Long Beach, George's Greek Cafe, L'Opera, Lasher's Long Beach, McKenna's on the Bay, Parker's Lighthouse, Stefano's DaVinci, The Madison ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Long Beach workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 78 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Long Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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