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Long Beach is a city in Harrison County, in the Gulfport-Biloxi metro area.

The latitude of Long Beach is 30.350N. The longitude is -89.152W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 26 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,938.


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Median household income
Local
$43,289
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 Mississippi Sound.
Former and merged names include:
· Lakeside
Once dubbed "Radish Capital of the World."

Hurricane Katrina forced the Southern Miss campus to relocate. Yet the college's massive Friendship Oak, believed to be more than 500 years old, survived the storm.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 21. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Colleges and universities: University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Long Beach demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harrison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Biloxi-Gulfport area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 39501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Long Beach residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $19,305, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of Long Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Long Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $510.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $851.


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Libraries in Long Beach include Long Beach Public Library ... View libraries

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Harrison County supported George W. Bush 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 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 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Long Beach include Sleep Inn.

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