POPULATION | 40,192
MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME | $57,233
West Long Beach, or "Westside," is located in the westernmost section of Long Beach, hence the name. Its boundaries are the Los Angeles River to the east, the 405 freeway to the north, Anaheim Street to the south, and the Terminal Island Freeway to the west. It is neighbored by Wrigley, Downtown Long Beach, and the cities of Carson and Los Angeles.
This is one of the city's most affordable areas. The neighborhood was historically a working-class neighborhood due to its proximity to both the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles as well as the oil refinery in nearby Wilmington. The majority of the homes were built in the 1940s and lots that typically average 5,000 square feet in size. West Long Beach is home to many schools and parks, as well as various shopping and restaurants.