Long Beach, California

Long Beach is a city in the U.S. state of California located within the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It is the 42nd-most populous city in the United States, with a population of 466,742 as of 2020.[11] A charter city,[3] Long Beach is the seventh-most populous city in California.

Long Beach, California
City of Long Beach
Images from top, left to right: Long Beach skyline from Bluff Park, retired RMS Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific Blue Cavern exhibit, TTI Terminal at Port of Long Beach, Villa Riviera, Metro A Line, Long Beach Lighthouse
Nickname(s): 
"Aquatic Capital of America"[1]
Motto(s): 
"The International City"
Location within Los Angeles County in the U.S. state of California
Long Beach
Location within the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Long Beach
Location within California
Long Beach
Location within the United States
Long Beach
Long Beach (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°46′6″N 118°11′44″W
Country United States
State California
County Los Angeles
CSALos Angeles-Long Beach
MSALos Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim
IncorporatedDecember 13, 1897[2]
Government
  TypeCouncil-manager[3]
  MayorRobert Garcia (D)[4]
  City council[5]Mary Zendejas
Cindy Allen
Suzie Price
Daryl Supernaw
Stacy Mungo
Suely Saro
Roberto Uranga
Al Austin
Rex Richardson (Vice Mayor)
  City managerTom Modica[6]
  City auditorLaura L. Doud[7]
  City prosecutorDoug Haubert[8]
Area
  City80.35 sq mi (208.10 km2)
  Land50.70 sq mi (131.32 km2)
  Water29.64 sq mi (76.77 km2)  2.22%
Elevation52 ft (16 m)
Population
  City466,742
  Rank42nd in the United States
7th in California
  Density9,205.96/sq mi (3,554.23/km2)
Time zoneUTC– 08:00 (Pacific)
  Summer (DST)UTC– 07:00 (PDT)
ZIP Codes[12]
90801–90810, 90813–90815, 90822, 90831–90835, 90840, 90842, 90844, 90846–90848, 90853, 90895, 90899
Area code562
FIPS code06-43000
GNIS feature IDs1652747, 2410866
Websitewww.longbeach.gov

Incorporated in 1897, Long Beach lies in Southern California in the southern part of Los Angeles County.[13] Long Beach is approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of downtown Los Angeles, and is part of the Gateway Cities region. The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States and is among the world's largest shipping ports.[14] The city is over an oilfield with minor wells both directly beneath the city as well as offshore.

The city is known for its waterfront attractions, including the permanently docked RMS Queen Mary and the Aquarium of the Pacific. Long Beach also hosts the Grand Prix of Long Beach, an IndyCar race and the Long Beach Pride Festival and Parade. California State University, Long Beach, one of the largest universities in California by enrollment, is within the city.