About Long Beach

With a population of 462,257, Long Beach is the second largest city in the greater Los Angeles area and among the busiest shipping ports in the world.

With a total area of 51.437 square miles, Long Beach, California, includes the 90713, 90731, 90740, 90755, 90802, 90803, 90804, 90805, 90806, 90807, 90808, 90810, 90813, 90814, 90815, 90822 and 90831 ZIP codes. Long Beach is part of the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area. The city has a median household income of $52,945, and an average household size of 2.8 persons.

Shopping in Long Beach

Long Beach offers shopping experiences for all price points and styles, including outdoor markets, boutiques and independent shops. Nicknamed “Retro Row,” Long Beach’s Fourth Street has a large collection of thrift shops, as well as art stores, furniture stores and novelty and surf shops.

Belmont Shore, on East 2nd Street, features local and national stores. Other malls in Long Beach include Lakewood Center, Shoreline Village and Long Beach CityPlace.

Utility Companies Serving Long Beach

Long Beach Gas & Oil Department

Long Beach Energy Department

Long Beach Water Department

Environmental Services Bureau (Trash & Recycling)

Charter Communications

Southern California Edison


Long Beach Business Climate

The city of Long Beach is home to a variety of businesses of all sizes, including the headquarters for electronics companies Epson America (the US affiliate of Japan's Seiko Epson) and Pioneer Electronics (US affiliate of Japan's Pioneer Corporation) and healthcare businesses SCAN Health Plan and Molina Healthcare.

The top employers in Long Beach include Boeing, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California State University at Long Beach and Long Beach Unified School District.

Long Beach Government

Incorporated in 1888 and reincorporated in 1897 following tax and governance disputes, the City of Long Beach is a charter city. The government of Long Beach is run by a mayor, elected at-large, and a nine member City Council. Additional elected positions within the government of Long Beach include a City Attorney, a City Prosecutor and a City Auditor.

Long Beach is in the 25th, 27th and 28th Senate Districts of the California State Legislature and the 52nd, 54th and 55th Assembly Districts. Long Beach is in the 37th, 39th and 46th Federal Congressional Districts.