Incorporated: December 13, 1897*
City Hall: 411 W Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California 90802
Population (2020 Census): 466,742 (Also see latest State Population Estimates and Earlier decennial Census Counts).
Population Under Age 18 (2020 Census): 20.4%
Population Density (2020 Census): 9,203.2 persons per square mile
Housing Units: 179,530
Persons Per Housing Unit: 2.6
Land Area: 50.72 square miles (131.35 square kilometers)
Water Area: 27.13 square miles (70.26 square kilometers)
Total Area: 77.84 square miles (201.60 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.780791 -118.16818
* 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.
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.
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