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Manhattan Beach is a city in Los Angeles County, in the Los Angeles-Long Beach metro area.

The community was named after Manhattan, NY

The latitude of Manhattan Beach is 33.884N. The longitude is -118.41W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 36,007.


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Median household income
Local
$100,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Manhattan Beach demographic reports
Manhattan Beach is on the Pacific Ocean
Former and merged names include:
· Shore Acres
· Potencia
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 62. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Manhattan Beach received national attention for the McMartin Preschool case, in which members of the family that ran the school were accused of sexually abusing children. Charges against five of the defendants were eventually dropped; a sixth defendant was acquitted. The remaining defendant, Ray Buckey, was tried twice. Both times, jurors deadlocked
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Jerry Maguire"
· TV show, "O.C."
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 78

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16% of Manhattan Beach residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Manhattan Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Manhattan Beach was $61,136, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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68% of Manhattan Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Manhattan Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,293.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,826.


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Libraries in Manhattan Beach include Manhattan Beach Library ... View libraries

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Los Angeles County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Manhattan Beach political report.

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Manhattan Beach restaurants taking online reservations include Avenue, Il Fornaio - Manhattan Beach, Michi Restaurant, Pancho's, Rock'n Fish ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Manhattan Beach workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Manhattan Beach between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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