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Long Beach, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Long Beach had a population of 35,087 as of July 1, 2023. Long Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Long Beach is located at latitude 40.5884 and longitude -73.6579 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the City of Long Beach encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 1.68 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5).

The City of Long Beach has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Long Beach, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 35,087 (100%)
Population in Households 33,861 (96.5%)
Population in Families 23,229 (66.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,226 ( 3.5%)
Population Density 15,821
Diversity Index2 57


Median Household Income $111,057
Average Household Income $151,198
% of Income for Mortgage4 37%
Per Capita Income $66,733
Wealth Index5 132
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (57.6)


Total HU (Housing Units) 16,891 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,012 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,457 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,422 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $686,707
Average Home Value $713,709
Housing Affordability Index3 59


Total Households 15,469
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 7,598
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.05% 0.13%
Households 0.22% 0.41%
Families   0.36%
Median Household Income   1.70%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
Owner Occupied HU   0.61%

Long Beach, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Long Beach to the other 1,293 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 31 98th
Population Density # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 295 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 158 12th
Per Capita Income # 177 86th
Diversity Index # 279 79th

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