A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Long Beach, California
Welcome to Long Beach ...
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 boundaries of 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 total 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 (which had a count of 461,522 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Long Beach.
Adding Long Beach to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Long Beach in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Long Beach was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Long Beach on our Genealogy Page.
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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 14 Jun 2021