Long Beach, CA

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Population

469,459

0.145% decline

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$60,557

0.802% growth

Poverty Rate

19.1%


Number of Employees

231,225

0.255% decline

Median Property Value

$557,700

7.48% growth

About

In 2017, Long Beach, CA had a population of 469k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $60,557. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Long Beach, CA declined from 470,140 to 469,459, a -0.145% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,075 to $60,557, a 0.802% increase.

The population of Long Beach, CA is 43.2% Hispanic or Latino, 28.1% White Alone, and 13.2% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Long Beach, CA speak a non-English language, and 88.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Long Beach, CA are California State University-Long Beach (9,884 degrees awarded in 2016), Long Beach City College (1,840 degrees), and American Career College-Long Beach (358 degrees).

The median property value in Long Beach, CA is $557,700, and the homeownership rate is 40.6%. Most people in Long Beach, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Long Beach, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Long Beach, CA employs 231k people. The largest industries in Long Beach, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,240 people), Educational Services (22,743 people), and Retail Trade (22,536 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($108,571), Utilities ($86,791), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,991).

Median household income in Long Beach, CA is $60,557. Males in Long Beach, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in Long Beach, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,557

2017 value

± $2,249

0.802%

1 Year Growth

± 6.3%

Households in Long Beach, CA have a median annual income of $60,557, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,075 in 2016, which represents a 0.802% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Long Beach, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5740

  2. Census Tract 5721

  3. Census Tract 5739.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Long Beach, CA was Census Tract 5740 with a value of $116,200, followed by Census Tract 5721 and Census Tract 5739.02, with respective values of $109,167 and $108,299.

The following map shows all of the places in Long Beach, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Long Beach, CA (88.5k out of 464k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    48,684 ± 1,645

  2. White

    43,809 ± 1,557

  3. Other

    15,829 ± 968

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Long Beach, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

231k

2017 Value

± 8,104

-0.255%

1 Year decline

± 4.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Long Beach, CA declined at a rate of -0.255%, from 232k employees to 231k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Long Beach, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,176 people), Management Occupations (23,691 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,979 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Long Beach, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Long Beach, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (29,176 people), Management Occupations (23,691 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,979 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Long Beach, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.47 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.45 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Long Beach, CA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($85,819), Legal Occupations ($85,712), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,766).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

231k

2017 Value

± 8,104

-0.255%

1 Year decline

± 4.95%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Long Beach, CA declined at a rate of -0.255%, from 232k employees to 231k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Long Beach, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,240 people), Educational Services (22,743 people), and Retail Trade (22,536 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Long Beach, CA, though some of these residents may live in Long Beach, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Long Beach, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (31,240 people), Educational Services (22,743 people), and Retail Trade (22,536 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Long Beach, CA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (1.83 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.22 times), and Information (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Long Beach, CA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($108,571), Utilities ($86,791), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($71,991).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.5% of the population of Long Beach, CA has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 8.59% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Long Beach, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Long Beach, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.53%

Uninsured

47.3%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

8.59%

Medicare

10.1%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Long Beach, CA declined by 12.5% from 8.6% to 7.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Long Beach, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Long Beach, CA is home to a population of 469k people, from which 88.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 26% of Long Beach, CA residents were born outside of the country (122k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Long Beach, CA is composed of 203k Hispanic or Latino residents (43.2%), 132k White Alone residents (28.1%), 61.9k Asian Alone residents (13.2%), 57.7k Black or African American Alone residents (12.3%), 9.99k Two or More Races residents (2.13%), 3.31k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.704%), 1.25k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.266%), and 384 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0818%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Long Beach, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Long Beach, CA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Long Beach, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Long Beach, CA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

26%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

122k people

26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

122k people

As of 2017, 26% of Long Beach, CA residents (122k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Long Beach, CA was 26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 California residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

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Citizenship

88.1%

2017 Citizenship

86.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.1% of Long Beach, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Long Beach, CA was 86.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    203k ± 13.3k

  2. White Alone

    132k ± 7.38k

  3. Asian Alone

    61.9k ± 6.98k

In 2017, there were 1.53 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (203k people) in Long Beach, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k White Alone and 61.9k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Long Beach, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Long Beach, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Long Beach, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Long Beach, CA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    6,234 ± 1,302

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,435 ± 1,001

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,588 ± 931

Long Beach, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Long Beach, CA awarded 12,276 degrees. The student population of Long Beach, CA is skewed towards women, with 28,339 male students and 35,889 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Long Beach, CA are Hispanic or Latino (4,609 and 40.1%), followed by White (2,659 and 23.1%), Asian (2,437 and 21.2%), and Black or African American (620 and 5.39%).

The largest universities in Long Beach, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-Long Beach (9,884 and 80.5%), Long Beach City College (1,840 and 15%), and American Career College-Long Beach (358 and 2.92%).

The most popular majors in Long Beach, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,423 and 11.6%), General Psychology (604 and 4.92%), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (569 and 4.64%).

The median tuition costs in Long Beach, CA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 442 degrees awarded

  2. 1,128 degrees awarded

  3. 451 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Long Beach, CA was Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 442 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Long Beach, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,884 degrees awarded

  2. 1,840 degrees awarded

  3. 358 degrees awarded

$5,472

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Long Beach, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-Long Beach with 9,884 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,928

Degrees Awarded to Men

7,348

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 4,928 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Long Beach, CA, which is 0.671 times less than the 7,348 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Long Beach, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    4,609 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,659 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,437 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Long Beach, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 4,609 degrees mean that there were 1.73 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,659 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Long Beach, CA was $557,700 in 2017, which is 2.56 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $518,900 to $557,700, a 7.48% increase. The homeownership rate in Long Beach, CA is 40.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Long Beach, CA have an average commute time of 29.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Long Beach, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$60,557

Median Household Income

± $2,249

167k

Number of Households

± 6,335

In 2017, the median household income of the 167k households in Long Beach, CA grew to $60,557 from the previous year's value of $60,075.

The following chart displays the households in Long Beach, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$557,700

2017 Median

± $15,865

$518,900

2016 Median

± $18,132

In 2017, the median property value in Long Beach, CA grew to to $557,700 from the previous year's value of $518,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Long Beach, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Long Beach, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Long Beach, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Long Beach, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.6%

2017 Homeownership

37.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.6% of the housing units in Long Beach, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 37.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Long Beach, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Long Beach, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Long Beach, CA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

29.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Long Beach, CA have a longer commute time (29.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.45% of the workforce in Long Beach, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.15%

  3. Public Transit

    5.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Long Beach, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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