Long Beach 59 Below average
Long Beach Livability #928 ranked city in California#24,175 ranked city in the USARanks better than 17% of areas
A+ Long Beach Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Long Beach Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to California
Long Beach
13939% more expensive than the US average
14040% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Long Beach cost of living
F Long Beach Crime Total crime is 5% higher than California
Total crime
2,92017% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3517% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-10%Year over year crime is down
Long Beach crime
D Long Beach Employment Household income is 14% lower than California
Median household income
$55,151equal to the US average
Income per capita
$27,7527% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%34% higher than the US average
Long Beach employment
C Long Beach Housing Home value is 10% higher than California
Median home value
$448,800143% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,15021% higher than the US average
Home ownership
40%37% lower than the US average
Long Beach real estate or Long Beach rentals
F Long Beach Schools HS graduation rate is 3% lower than California
High school grad. rates
78%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
37%25% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
21:134% higher than the US average
Long Beach K-12 schools
D- Long Beach User Ratings There are a total of 35 ratings in Long Beach
Overall user rating
53% 35 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 10 total reviews
User surveys rating
55% 25 total surveys
all Long Beach poll results

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      Living in Long Beach, CA

      Long Beach, California is a big city with a population of 469,793 inhabitants. With a population density of 9,339 people per square mile, Long Beach is well above the nation's average density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Long Beach identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 34% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

      Living in Long Beach can be a great experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of California, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Long Beach and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from cost of living, education, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the California and national averages.

      Long Beach, CA receives 63/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #785 in California and #19,904 in the USA. If we take a closer look at each of the categories on their own, we see that Long Beach ranks well for amenities (A+) and weather (A+). There are some categories that Long Beach ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F) and employment (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Long Beach, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Aquarium of the Pacific, The Queen Mary, and Long Beach Airport.

      Long Beach real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Long Beach. The median home price for Long Beach homes is $448,800, which is 9.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Long Beach, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 8.1, which is 26.6% higher than the California average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Long Beach area were 3.9% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.2%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

      Long Beach transportation information

      StatisticLong BeachCaliforniaNational
      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work73.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.4%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.0%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.5%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home4.7%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Long Beach, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).