Long Beach, California is a large city with a population of slightly more than 470,000. The city's residents, at an average age of just under 36, skew younger than most cities in California. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 60% of residents rent their homes. The city boasts a relatively low average monthly rent compared to the state average.
There are three primary industries in Long Beach: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 18% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $75K, Long Beach workers bring in around $10,000 less than the average California resident. However, the city's average income is roughly on par with the national average ($73,345). Among residents over the age of 25 in Long Beach, 13% possess a Bachelor's degree and 6% have a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Long Beach has an average commute time of about 33 minutes, slower than the California average of about 32 minutes. Driving is the typical way to get to work, selected by 39% of residents, while public transportation isn't extensively used. A small percentage of commuters walk to work.