Long Beach, Indiana

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Long Beach, Indiana
Town
Location of Long Beach in the state of Indiana
Location of Long Beach in the state of Indiana
Coordinates: 41°44′44″N 86°51′5″W / 41.74556°N 86.85139°W / 41.74556; -86.85139Coordinates: 41°44′44″N 86°51′5″W / 41.74556°N 86.85139°W / 41.74556; -86.85139
Country United States
State Indiana
County LaPorte
Township Michigan
Area[1]
 • Total 3.15 sq mi (8.16 km2)
 • Land 1.06 sq mi (2.75 km2)
 • Water 2.09 sq mi (5.41 km2)
Elevation 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,179
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,175
 • Density 1,112.3/sq mi (429.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 46360
Area code(s) 219
FIPS code 18-44784[4]
GNIS feature ID 0438243[5]
Website http://www.longbeachin.org

Long Beach is a town in Michigan Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, Long Beach population was 1,179. It is included in the Michigan City, Indiana-La Porte, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Long Beach is located at 41°44′44″N 86°51′5″W / 41.74556°N 86.85139°W / 41.74556; -86.85139.[6]

According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 3.15 square miles (8.2 km2), of which 1.06 square miles (2.7 km2) (or 33.65%) is land and 2.09 square miles (5.4 km2) (or 66.35%) is water.[7]

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,179 people, 555 households, and 366 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,112.3 inhabitants per square mile (429.5 /km2). There were 1,093 housing units at an average density of 1,031.1 per square mile (398.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 1.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.

There were 555 households of which 14.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.12 and the average family size was 2.64.

The median age in the town was 58 years. 14.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 10% were from 25 to 44; 39.6% were from 45 to 64; and 32.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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 per square mile (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.

The median income for a household in the town was $71,364, and the median income for a family was $84,532. Males had a median income of $71,563 versus $41,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $43,159. None of the families and 0.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Features[edit]

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Michigan, Long Beach is a residential community in a landscape of tree covered dunes. It has a shoreline of approximately 3 miles and a maximum depth of 3/4 miles. Residents tend to be a mixture of permanent residents and individuals visiting Long Beach on weekends or for the summer, the latter group mostly individuals from nearby Chicago.

Long Beach has a town-owned water system and few sewers and sidewalks. It is a part of the Michigan City, Indiana public school system. The government includes a five member town council, a clerk treasurer, a police department, a volunteer fire department, a park department, and a water board. Long Beach has a very small business center and a golf course/country club.

Long Beach also has the old Long Beach School and uses it as the Community Center, which houses the Long Beach Fitness Center. The Fitness Center features free and machine weights, strength training equipment, and cardio equipment. It also has an aerobics room for fitness classes such as pilates, cardio, and yoga. Personal training is an important part of the fitness programs.

Michigan City Transit's Route 3 stops near the town's southern border at Karwick Plaza, immediately north of Karwick Road/Route 12 intersection. It links the town to South Shore Line's Carroll Avenue station Monday-Saturday and allows its residents to reach downtown Michigan City. The closest Amtrak station is located in downtown Michigan City, at 100 Washington Street.

Notable people[edit]

Long Beach was the childhood home of current U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Siri intelligent personal assistant founder Dag Kittlaus. Hunter Biden, son of current U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, owns a home in Long Beach on Lake Michigan.[8] Frank Lloyd Wright's son John Lloyd Wright lived here and established an architectural practice, designing many houses in the area.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Indiana". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-04-21. 
  8. ^ Sweet, Lynn. "Biden at Chicago fund-raiser remembers Phil Corboy". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.in.gov/dnr/historic/files/hp_johnlloydwright.pdf

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