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Long Beach is a city in Nassau County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Long Beach. For links to other places called Long Beach, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Long Beach is 40.588N. The longitude is -73.658W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,415.
Bootlegging center during Prohibition
Sections below provide additional information and links about Long Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11561 ZIP code.
8% of Long Beach residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $31,069, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Long Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Long Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $962. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,800.
Libraries in Long Beach include Long Beach Public Library, West End Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Long Beach include Long Beach Herald
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Long Beach political report.
The average commute time for Long Beach workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 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 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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