Long Beach, Washington

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Long Beach is a city in Pacific County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,283 at the 2000 census. It is the home of Northwestern pop cultural phenomenon Jake the Alligator Man.

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Geography

Long Beach is located at 46°21′3″N 124°3′13″W / 46.35083°N 124.05361°W / 46.35083; -124.05361 (46.350959, -124.053643)[4] on the Long Beach Peninsula.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,283 people, 660 households, and 314 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,018.7 people per square mile (393.2/km²). There were 1,155 housing units at an average density of 917.1/sq mi (353.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.87% White, 0.08% African American, 1.09% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 1.56% from other races, and 6.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.83% of the population. 19.6% were of German, 11.5% Irish, 10.3% English, 6.3% American and 5.7% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 660 households out of which 17.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.2% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 52.3% were non-families. 43.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.92 and the average family size was 2.63.

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