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Welcome to Long Beach ...

The coastal city of Long Beach is located in Los Angeles County<1>.

When the people of Long Beach refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Long Beacher<2>

A typical abbreviation for Long Beach: Long Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Long Beach has a population of 462,628 people<3> (see below for details).

Long Beach was established in 1880 and was incorporated December 13, 1897.

The community of Long Beach is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Long Beach lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Long Beach is within the (562) area code.

The ZIP codes for Long Beach: 90801-90810, 90813-90815, 90822, 90831-90835, 90840, 90842, 90844-90848, 90853<5>

Websites for Long Beach ...

Official Website:   www.longbeach.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lbchamber.com/

Junior League:   jllb.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Long Beach had an population of 462,628 people (or an increase of 0.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Long Beach had a population of 462,257 people. This makes Long Beach the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Long Beach represents 1.24% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 462,257 people, the population of Long Beach has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 461,522 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Long Beach.

Communities Also Named Long Beach ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Long Beach - they are located in Indiana, Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador (4), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario (2) and Washington (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Long Beach.

Communities near Long Beach ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Long Beach.

  • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County]
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    • Los Angeles [Los Angeles County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Long Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,979,576 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Angeles
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Angeles<7>
  • Anaheim [Orange County]
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    • Anaheim [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Long Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 350,365 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anaheim
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anaheim<7>
  • Santa Ana [Orange County]
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    • Santa Ana [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Long Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 332,318 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Ana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Ana<7>
  • Huntington Beach [Orange County]
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    • Huntington Beach [Orange County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Long Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 199,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntington Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntington Beach<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Garden Grove [Orange County]
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      • Garden Grove [Orange County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Long Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 171,644 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garden Grove<7>
    • Torrance [Los Angeles County]
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      • Torrance [Los Angeles County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Long Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143,592 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrance<7>
    • Orange [Orange County]
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      • Orange [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Long Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138,669 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<7>
    • Fullerton [Orange County]
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      • Fullerton [Orange County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Long Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fullerton<7>
    • Costa Mesa [Orange County]
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      • Costa Mesa [Orange County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Long Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113,003 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Costa Mesa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Costa Mesa<7>
    • Downey [Los Angeles County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downey
      • Downey [Los Angeles County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Long Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 111,126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downey<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Long Beach. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Long Beach.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Long Beach. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Long Beach.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Beach. Our list includes 88 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Long Beach.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Long Beach ...

Looking for more information about Long Beach? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Long Beach, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Long Beach.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Long Beach: www.longbeach.gov/

The official website for Los Angeles County: www.lacounty.info/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Los Angeles, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Long Beach refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Long Beach may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Long Beach.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Long Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Long Beach). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Long Beach or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Long Beach includes: 90801, 90802, 90803, 90804, 90805, 90806, 90807, 90808, 90809, 90813, 90814, 90822, 90831, 90832, 90833, 90834, 90840, 90842, 90844, 90845, 90846, 90847 & 90848.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Long Beach) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Long Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Long Beach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Long Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7755, Longitude: -118.1895    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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