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Long Beach is a city in Nassau County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Long Beach. For links to other places called Long Beach, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Long Beach is 40.588N. The longitude is -73.658W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 0 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,415.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$56,289
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Long Beach demographic reports
Long Beach is on a barrier island off the south shore.
Former and merged names include:
· Long Neck
· Long Neck Beach
Developed as a resort, billed as the "Riviera of the East"

Bootlegging center during Prohibition

Public transportation: Long Beach Bus (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Filming location for:
· 1972 movie, "The Godfather"
Setting for 2002 movie, "City by the Sea"
Well-known residents have included:
· Billy Crystal, comedian and actor
· Humphrey Bogart, actor
· Cab Calloway, singer and bandleader
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Family Festival By the Sea - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • The Colors of Long Beach: A Cultural Art Exposition - Oct. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Long Beach web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 137

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Long Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11561 ZIP code.

Long Beach, NY locator map
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Ancestry & family history

8% of Long Beach residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Long Beach ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Long Beach was $31,069, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

37% of Long Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Long Beach festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



Fall foliage National Forest foliage hotspots
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Geocaching & geography
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Government
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History
Housing & real estate

Median rent in Long Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $962.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,800.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Long Beach include Long Beach Public Library, West End Branch Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Long Beach include Long Beach Herald

Military
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Parks & recreation
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics

Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Long Beach political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Long Beach workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 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 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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NY communities formerly known as Long Beach:
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