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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.
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.
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.
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.
24% of Long Beach residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Long Beach, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $510. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $851.
Libraries in Long Beach include Long Beach Public Library ... View libraries
Harrison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Long Beach political report.
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.
Hotels in Long Beach include Sleep Inn.
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