Long Beach, Indiana

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Long Beach is a town in Michigan Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2000 census, Long Beach population was 1,559. It is included in the Michigan City, Indiana-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Long Beach is located at 41°44′44″N 86°51′5″W / 41.74556°N 86.85139°W / 41.74556; -86.85139.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.2 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is land and 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it (66.98%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,559 people, 661 households, and 473 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,495.7 people per square mile (578.8/km²). There were 1,071 housing units at an average density of 1,027.5/sq mi (397.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.69% White, 0.38% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.03% Asian, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population. The population of Long Beach boasts a large number of Irish Catholic descent.

There were 661 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 14.2% from 25 to 44, 35.2% from 45 to 64, and 25.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

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