Long Beach is the 36th most populated city in the United States and the 7th most populated city in California. It is located on the Pacific Coast of the United States, within the greater Los Angeles area of Southern California. As of 2010, its population was 462,257. Long Beach is the second largest city in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and the third largest city in Southern California behind Los Angeles and San Diego.
The Port of Long Beach is the second busiest container port in the United States and is among the world's largest shipping ports. The city also maintains a robust oil industry with wells located both directly underneath the city as well as offshore. Manufacturing sectors include those in aircraft, automotive parts, electronic equipment, audiovisual equipment, and home furnishings.
Long Beach is located in the southeastern corner of Los Angeles County and borders Orange County. Downtown Long Beach is approximately 22 miles (35 km) south of downtown Los Angeles, though the two cities share an official border for several miles.