Income/capita 7%
Household income 0%
Unemployment 34%
IndexLong BeachCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$27,752$31,458$29,829
Median household income$55,151$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$87,777$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,856$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$33,330$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$27,433$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level20.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Long Beach is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Long Beach is equal to the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Long Beach is 34% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Long Beach is 34% higher than the national average

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      Long Beach employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.1%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.5%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services3.1%4.6%
      Wholesale & retail services13.5%12.9%
      Public administration3.3%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.8%4.3%
      Education, health & social services12.4%33.6%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206$129,728134%
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
      Long Beach, CA469,793$55,1510%

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      Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6159%
      Kansas City, MO471,767$47,48914%
      Atlanta, GA456,378$49,39811%
      Sacramento, CA484,530$52,0716%
      Halifax, NS451,852n/a 
      Long Beach, CA469,793$55,1510%
      Source: The Long Beach, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).