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Long Beach, Mississippi

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The location of Long Beach

Welcome to Long Beach ...

The city of Long Beach is located in Harrison County.

The location of Long Beach has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<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 2018, Long Beach has a population of 15,824 people<3> (see below for details).

Long Beach is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Long Beach lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Long Beach is located in the (228) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Long Beach had a population of 14,792 people (or 7.91% of the total population of Harrison County). This makes Long Beach the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Long Beach represents 0.5% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,792 people, the population of Long Beach decreased 14.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 17,320 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Long Beach had an population of 15,824 people. This is an increase of 6.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.64% since the 2000 Census).

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 California, Indiana, Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, 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.

Websites for Long Beach ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Long Beach. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Long Beach.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Long Beach ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Gulfport   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Long Beach

Biloxi   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Long Beach

D'Iberville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Long Beach

Bay Saint Louis   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Long Beach

Located in Hancock County

Diamondhead   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Long Beach

Located in Hancock County

Waveland   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Long Beach

Located in Hancock County

North Gulfport   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Long Beach

Pass Christian   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Long Beach

Mississippi City   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) of Long Beach

Lyman   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Long Beach

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Long Beach.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Long Beach:

The official website for Harrison County:

The official website for State of Mississippi:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Long Beach) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Long Beach. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: 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: 30.3599, Longitude: -89.1641     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Long Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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