Long Beach is also known as “The International City” and is located in Los Angeles county California. The temperatures range in summer from 64-82 degrees and in the winter from 46-68 degrees.
The city has a population of about 466,718 in a 65.9 square mile area. The demographics for Long Beach are; 45.16% Caucasian; 14.87% African American; 0.84% Native American; 12.05% Asian; 20.61 % Mixed. 35% of the city’s population is under the age of 18 with 39.2% of the population being married families. The median income is about $37,270 with a family median income of about $40,002.
Some of the top employers in Long Beach is, Boeing, Verizon, Gulfstream and the Bragg Companies. The largest employer of these listed above is Boeing, all though recently they have faced major cut backs, but still remain a top generator for the local economy. Some of the other companies located within the city are: Douglas Aircraft Company; Epson America; Pioneer Electronics and Jesse James West Coast Choppers.
Some of the better known neighborhoods within the city of Long Beach are; Alamitos Beach; Belmont Heights; Long Beach Marina and Memorial Heights.
The Long Beach Museum of Art features the Museum of Latin American Art which is the only museum in the U.S. to feature Latin American art exclusively. The Long Beach Symphony Orchestra holds a number of classical and pop concerts throughout the year and the Long Beach Opera is the oldest opera company in the Orange County area. The city is also home to a number of resident professional and semi professional theater companies.