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Long Beach, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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16.6% of Long Beach, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 19.9% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 19.2% of high school graduates and 47.5% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 22.9% among disabled males and 27.4% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 87.6%. For comparison, it was 52.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Long Beach, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Long Beach:

16.6%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Long Beach:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Long Beach:

22.9%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 20.4% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Long Beach:

23.7%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Long Beach:

27.4%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 19.9% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Long Beach:

24.5%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

87.6%
Residents above poverty level:

52.6%

Poverty by age in Long Beach, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Long Beach
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Long Beach,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 21.5%Under 5 years
  • 20.5%5 years
  • 29.9%6 to 11 years
  • 20.6%12 to 14 years
  • 22.5%15 years
  • 17.7%16 and 17 years
  • 22.9%18 to 24 years
  • 12.2%25 to 34 years
  • 11.6%35 to 44 years
  • 7.2%45 to 54 years
  • 13.9%55 to 64 years
  • 9.5%65 to 74 years
  • 21.5%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Long Beach
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Long Beach,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 23.1%Under 5 years
  • 24.1%5 years
  • 21.9%6 to 11 years
  • 19.5%12 to 14 years
  • 17.9%15 years
  • 25.3%16 and 17 years
  • 25.7%18 to 24 years
  • 17.2%25 to 34 years
  • 15.0%35 to 44 years
  • 13.6%45 to 54 years
  • 13.1%55 to 64 years
  • 11.9%65 to 74 years
  • 20.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Long Beach, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Long Beach,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 14.4%Under 5 years
  • 13.6%5 years
  • 14.8%6 to 11 years
  • 14.8%12 to 14 years
  • 13.8%15 years
  • 13.8%16 and 17 years
  • 16.0%18 to 24 years
  • 10.0%25 to 34 years
  • 8.0%35 to 44 years
  • 6.8%45 to 54 years
  • 6.7%55 to 64 years
  • 3.6%65 to 74 years
  • 5.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Long Beach, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Long Beach, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Long Beach, CA (%)
  • 10.5%White
  • 15.9%Black
  • 22.0%American Indian
  • 17.6%Asian
  • 10.2%Native Hawaiian
  • 20.0%Other race
  • 19.5%2+ races
  • 20.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Long Beach, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Long Beach, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 13,562White
  • 9,370Black
  • 1,331American Indian
  • 10,969Asian
  • 441Native Hawaiian
  • 16,740Other race
  • 3,2862+ races
  • 40,068Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 16.0%Below poverty level
  • 84.0%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 18.4%Below poverty level
  • 81.6%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Long Beach, CA

Children below poverty level:
Long Beach, California:

22.8%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Long Beach:

19.2%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Long Beach:

47.5%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 39.7%Married-couple family
  • 11.5%Male, no wife present
  • 48.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Long Beach not in families by work experience
  • 3.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 33.4%Worked part-time
  • 63.3%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.4%Both worked full-time
  • 3.8%One full-time, other part-time
  • 19.9%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 10.3%Both worked part-time
  • 36.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 29.4%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.5%1995 to 1998
  • 2.4%1990 to 1994
  • 6.4%1980 to 1989
  • 10.1%1970 to 1979
  • 15.0%1960 to 1969
  • 24.2%1950 to 1959
  • 22.4%1940 to 1949
  • 17.9%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.2%1999 to 2000
  • 1.0%1995 to 1998
  • 2.5%1990 to 1994
  • 6.1%1980 to 1989
  • 8.5%1970 to 1979
  • 10.1%1960 to 1969
  • 30.3%1950 to 1959
  • 22.4%1940 to 1949
  • 18.7%1939 or earlier
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