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City of Long Beach

Seal of the City of Long Beach

Charter City
Incorporated: December 13, 1897*
City Hall: 333 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach 90802
City Telephone: (562) 570-6555
Website: www.longbeach.gov
Population (2010 Census): 462,257 (2000 Census: 461,522; 1990 Census: 429,433). For latest State Population Estimates, click here.
Population Density (2010 Census): 9,191.3 persons per square mile
Population Age 65+ (2010 Census): 9.3% (2000 Census: 9.1%; 1990 Census: 10.8%)
Population Under Age 18 (2010 Census): 24.9% (2000 Census: 29.2%; 1990 Census: 25.5%)
Land Area: 50.29 square miles (130.26 square kilometers)
Water Area: 1.14 square miles (2.96 square kilometers)

City of Long Beach and its neighborhoods. Los Angeles Almanac Map.

* The city was actually first incorporated on February 10, 1888. By 1897, residents became opposed to city prohibition ordinances and voted to disincorporate the city on May 28, 1897. Quick dissatisfaction with county governance, however, led residents to re-incorporate the city by the end of 1897, the year shown on the city seal.

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Founded in 1882 by developer William E. Willmore and named Willmore City. In 1887, after Willmore’s plans for development fell through, the land was acquired by the Long Beach Land & Water Company that renamed the city after itself.


City in red below. Click on map for more detailed color map of county.

Map showing location of the City of Long Beach

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