Although Long Beach is the 7th largest city, by population, in California, this coastline city still has a feel of a small town. Its many varied and diverse neighborhoods have a sense of community throughout the city. Having an excellent harbor, it serves as one of Los Angeles’s two ports—it is one of the world’s largest container ports—and a year-round resort noted for its long, wide beaches and active marina. Attractions include the Queen Mary, The Aquarium of the Pacific near the Pike and Shoreline Village entertainment complexes, Downtown’s Pine Avenue/Terrace Theater/Sports Arena, 2nd Street at Belmont Shore, El Dorado Regional Park and the annual Long Beach Grand Prix. Long Beach boasts employment opportunities in a myriad of industries including aerospace, international trade, manufacturing, tourism and technology. It is the location for California State University of Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, a VA hospital and the award winning Long Beach Unified School District.
- 23.9% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree, high forthe Harbor but about averagefor the county
- In Los Angeles County, Agua Dulce, Valley Glen andNorthwest Palmdale have the nearest percentage of residents 25 and older with a four-year degree.
- Check where Long Beach falls in a county ranking.