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The City of Long Beach had a population of 16,645 as of July 1, 2021. Long Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Long Beach is located at latitude 30.3505 and longitude -89.1528 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Long Beach encompass a land area of 10.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Long Beach has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Long Beach is located within Supervisor District 3, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harrison County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Long Beach: Scotts Station.

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Long Beach, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 16,645 (100%)
Population in Households 16,467 (98.9%)
Population in Families 13,458 (80.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 178 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 1,623
Diversity Index2 39


Median Household Income $55,570
Average Household Income $73,457
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $28,786
Wealth Index5 75


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,304 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,218 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,028 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $165,972
Average Home Value $179,630
Housing Affordability Index3 189


Total Households 6,522
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 4,448
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.04% 0.82%
Households 1.14% 0.87%
Families 0.86% 0.69%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
Owner Occupied HU   1.08%

Long Beach, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Long Beach to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 26 93rd
Population Density # 23 94th
Median Household Income # 39 90th
Housing Affordability Index # 109 30th
Per Capita Income # 36 90th
Diversity Index # 245 33rd

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