Long Beach Stats

Long Beach Stats

June 15, 2014 – City: Long BeachCalifornia, USA

Population (city proper): 460K

When Established: 1897

City Nicknames: L.B., Aquatic Capital of America

Big Business (Top economic sectors): Aviation, auto parts, shipping

Best Known For: Home to the Queen Mary. Former home of the Spruce Goose, Billie Jean KingSnoop Dogg, Cameron Diaz

Pro Soccer Teams: LA Galaxy, Chivas USA

Fun Football Fact: Brazil beat Italy 3-2 for the ’94 World Cup in nearby Pasadena. It was the best-attended World Cup in FIFA history

Famous Players:  None hail directly from L.B., but luminaries Cobi Jones and David Beckham played for the Galaxy