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Fast Facts About Long Beach, CA 03 Dec 2005
City of Long Beach

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5th largest City in California, 32nd largest in United States
Land Area: 50 square miles
Average Days of Sunshine per Year: 345
Population (2000): 461,522 (U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000)
Median Age (2000): 30.8 (U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000)
Average Household Income (2002): $64,747 (Claritas 2003)
Median Home Price (2002): $260,000 (Data Quick Information Systems, 2003)
Total Housing Units (2000): 171,632 (U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000)
Higher Education Opportunities: California State University Long Beach, Long Beach City College, DeVry University, Pepperdine University, Brooks College
Long Beach Airport: American Airlines, America West Airlines, Horizon Air, JetBlue Airways
Hospitals: Community Hospital of Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children’s Hospital, Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, St. Mary Medical Center, Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Long Beach

Employment (2002): 205,290 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2003)
Unemployment Rate (2002): 6.3% (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2003)
Number of Businesses in City (2002): over 29,000 (City of Long Beach, 2003)
Number of Retail Outlets (2002): 4,198 (California Retail Survey, 2003)
Retail Sales in City (2002): $2,647,513,000 (California Retail Survey, 2003)
Drive from Downtown Los Angeles and Central Orange County: 30 minutes
Port of Long Beach: The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles together are the third busiest complex in the world.
Hot Zone: Free wireless Internet district - Pine Avenue and Long Beach Airport

Shopping Centers: Long Beach Towne Center, CityPlace, Marina Pacifica, The Pike at Rainbow Harbor
Golf Courses: Bixby Village, El Dorado Park, Heartwell, Lakewood Country Club, Recreation Park, Recreation Park 9-hole, Skylinks
Theme Parks: Aquarium of the Pacific
Landmarks: Queen Mary, Long Beach Pyramid
Cruise Line: Carnival
Historic/Cultural Districts: East Village Arts District, Cambodian District
Arts: Long Beach Museum of Art, International City Theater, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Musical Theater West, Long Beach Playhouse
Libraries: 12
Parks: 88
Parkland Acreage: 2,126
Beach Acreage: 541
Navigable Waterways Acreage: 373
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