COMMUNITY

Long Beach

Long Beach is a city (incorporated August 10, 1905) located in Harrison County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 14,792.

SIGHTS AND ACTIVITIES

Friendship Oak

At 500 years old, this oak tree is considered one of the oldest Mississippi,  but even if it wasn’t, it’s certainly one of the most impressive. The Friendship Oak has chronicled the history of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, sheltering generations through calm and storm. Located on the Gulf Park campus of the University of Southern Mississippi, it is a massive live oak tree with extraordinary girth and heavy branches that reach low and far. Numerous names are carved into its thick trunk, making it a timeline for past generations.

Jones Park

This place is packed with fun! Located on the beach right next to Long Beach, Jones Park has a splash pad, a playground, and plenty of space for a fun family day. Wanna swing? There’s swings! Wanna play in the water? There’s powerhouse fountains! Want to hang out with your wife and kids? There’s tables and benches for a nice picnic! Come check it out!

NEIGHBORHOOD

Long Beach is an average size coastal city. As of the census of 2000, there were 17,320 people, 6,560 households, and 4,696 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,713.6 people per square mile (661.5/km2). There were 7,203 housing units at an average density of 712.6 per square mile (275.1/km2). 

Popular Real Estate

  • Arbor Station
  • Janesville
  • Long Beach-East
  • Lynwood
  • Pecan Park Estates
  • Pecan Park North
  • Red Creek
  • Southern Lang Ave
  • Uprise
  • West Long Beach
  • White Harbor
  • Wisteria Lane/Beatline

The median income for a household in the city was $43,289, and the median income for a family was $50,014. Males had a median income of $35,909 versus $24,119 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,305. 9.0% of the population and 7.7% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 15.2% of those under the age of 18 and 3.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.