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Welcome to Long Beach ...

The city of Long Beach is located in Harrison County<1>.

The location of Long Beach has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Long Beach refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Long Beacher<3>

A typical abbreviation for Long Beach: Long Bch.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Long Beach has a population of 16,023 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Long Beach.

Long Beach is near sea level<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Long Beach: (228)

Websites for Long Beach ...

Official Website: www.ci.long-beach.ms.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Long Beach had an population of 16,023 people. This is an increase of 8.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.49% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (with a count of 17,320 people).

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

Adding Long Beach to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Long Beach elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned 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 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.

Communities near Long Beach ...

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

  • Biloxi [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biloxi
    • Biloxi [Harrison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Long Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 46,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biloxi
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biloxi<7>
  • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bay Saint Louis
    • Bay Saint Louis [Hancock County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Long Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,034 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bay Saint Louis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bay Saint Louis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bay Saint Louis<7>
  • D'Iberville [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Iberville
    • D'Iberville [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Long Beach
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,012 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Iberville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Iberville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for D'Iberville<7>
  • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Long Beach
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Long Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waveland<7>
    • Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
      • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Long Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71,705 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<7>
    • North Gulfport [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Gulfport
      • North Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Long Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Gulfport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Gulfport
    • Pass Christian [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pass Christian
      • Pass Christian [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Long Beach
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,307 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pass Christian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pass Christian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pass Christian<7>
    • Mississippi City [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mississippi City
      • Mississippi City [Harrison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Long Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mississippi City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mississippi City
    • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine Community
      • Lorraine Community [Harrison County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Long Beach
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine Community have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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. 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 ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Harrison County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Long Beach: www.ci.long-beach.ms.us/

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Harrison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Long Beach.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Long Beach - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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       In this case, the coordinates for Long Beach have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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