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Long Beach is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.
The latitude of Long Beach is 33.766N. The longitude is -118.188W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 475,460.
The local economy suffered in the 1990s with closure of the shipyard and cutbacks at the McDonnell Douglas plant.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Long Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Los Angeles County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 90803 ZIP code.
7% of Long Beach residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $19,040, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% 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 $580. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,476.
Libraries in Long Beach include Alamitos Branch Library, Bach Branch Library, Bay Shore Branch Library, Bret Harte Branch Library, Brewitt Branch Library, Burnett Branch Library, Dana Branch Library, El Dorado Branch Library, Long Beach Public Library, Los Altos Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Long Beach include Long Beach Press-Telegram
TV stations in Long Beach include KSCI.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KKJZ.
Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Long Beach political report.
Long Beach restaurants taking online reservations include Daily Grill - Long Beach, George's Greek Cafe, L'Opera, Lasher's Long Beach, McKenna's on the Bay, Parker's Lighthouse, Stefano's DaVinci, The Madison ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Long Beach workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 78 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 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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