Latest Data (2016)
Population 470,130
Nationwide Rank 39

Quick Facts

Long Beach, California is the 39th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Long Beach, California is a city.

Long Beach, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Long Beach had its largest population ever.

Long Beach, California's growth is extremely below average. 84% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Long Beach, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%
34 Fresno, California 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento, California 495,234 21.0%
36 Mesa, Arizona 484,587 20.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 8.8%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 12.1%
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 465,101 28.4%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 58.1%
42 Miami, Florida 453,579 24.8%
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 6.1%
44 Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 9.0%
45 Oakland, California 420,005 4.8%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 413,651 8.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 403,090 2.6%
48 Arlington, Texas 392,772 17.3%
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 391,495 -19.0%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
13 San Francisco 870,887 12.0%
34 Fresno 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento 495,234 21.0%
39 Long Beach 470,130 1.7%
45 Oakland 420,005 4.8%
53 Bakersfield 376,380 53.6%
56 Anaheim 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana 334,217 -1.2%
59 Riverside 324,722 25.6%
62 Stockton 307,072 25.5%
74 Chula Vista 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine 266,122 81.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 470,130 39
2015 474,140 37
2014 473,577 36
2013 469,428 36
2012 467,892 36
2011 465,002 36
2010 462,257 36
2009 462,604 39
2008 460,138 39
2007 459,925 38
2006 463,723 36
2005 467,851 35
2004 470,620 34
2003 471,482 34
2002 468,408 34
2001 464,650 35
2000 462,166 35
1990 429,870 32
1980 361,334 37
1970 358,633 40
1960 344,168 35
1950 250,767 41
1940 164,271 53
1930 142,032 57