About the city of Long Beach

Story of Long Beach Long Beach is the fifth largest city in California with a population of about 472,500.

City officials often refer to a 2000 USA Today study of the 65 largest cities that found Long Beach to be the most diverse. The population is about 45 percent white, 36 percent Latino, 15 percent black and 12 percent Asian.

Statistics snapshot

More reading:

"The Working Poor: Living on the Edge" series by Long Beach Press-Telegram


U.S. Census Bureau

City of Long Beach Health and Human Services

City of Long Beach 2007 Homeless Count (opens in PDF)

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