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Long Beach, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Long Beach had a population of 16,310 as of July 1, 2019. 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 (GNIS ID: 2404952) 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Long Beach, MS Housing Affordability Index is 172
State of Mississippi Housing Affordability Index is 174
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Long Beach, MS Wealth Index is 74
State of Mississippi Wealth Index is 62
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 16,310 (100%)
Population in Households 16,135 (98.9%)
Population in Families 13,238 (81.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 175 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 1,590
Diversity Index2 38
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,535
Average Household Income $70,410
Per Capita Income $27,487
Wealth Index4 74

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 7,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,965 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,402 (32.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,045 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $158,285
Housing Affordability Index3 172
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 6,367
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 4,356
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 race 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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.04% 0.87%
Households 1.12% 0.91%
Families 0.82% 0.71%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.3%

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, 2019 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
Diversity Index # 245 33rd
Median Household Income # 50 86th
Per Capita Income # 46 88th

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