Long Beach is a city located in southern California on the Pacific coast. It is situated in Los Angeles County, nearly 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. Long Beach borders Orange County on its southeast edge.
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Long Beach is the 36th-largest city in the nation and the fifth-largest in the state of California. In 2006, its estimated population was 466,718. Long Beach is also the largest city nationwide that is not a county seat.
Property taxes for residents of the city average $3,000 annually. Long Beach home insurance rates are adjusted in part by the median home price, which is $473,000.
There are several freeways that run through Long Beach, connecting it with the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas. The San Diego Freeway (I-405) bisects the northern and southern portions of the city, taking commuters northwest or southeast to the Golden State/Santa Ana Freeways (I-5). Resident's daily commute will determine in part the price of Long Beach auto insurance quotes. The average commute for Long Beach residents is 23.4 minutes, and almost 20% of the population has a commute time of 45 minutes or longer.
Long Beach boasts several major hospitals that accept a range of health insurance providers. The murder rate – which impacts Long Beach life insurance policies – is 1.34 times the national average.
Long Beach is the most ethnically diverse large city in the United States according to a report by USA Today in 2000. Its Asian community includes a large Cambodian community, the second-largest Cambodian community outside of Asia (after Paris); and a neighborhood along Anaheim Street is called "Little Phnom Penh". There are also sizable populations of immigrants and descendants from Vietnam and the Philippines.