Mission Statement: The mission of the Building a Better Ninth District program is to make the Ninth District a great place to live, through consensus-based governing, effective communication, and by empowering families and businesses to thrive.
The Council District 9 is home to close to 54,000 residents in the city of Long Beach, California. The district is bounded to the west, north and east by the surrounding communities of Rancho Dominguez, the cities of Compton, Paramount, Bellflower and Lakewood. The southern border of the 9th District is South Street and is shared by the 8th Council District.
District 9 is primarily residential with ten neighborhoods and several community groups including:
- Cherry Manor Community Watch
- College Square Neighborhood Association
- Coolidge Triangle Neighborhood Association
- DeForest Park Neighborhood Association
- Houghton Park Neighborhood Association
- Starr King Neighborhood Association
- McKinley Neighborhood Association
- Grant Neighborhood Association
- Hamilton Neighborhood Association
- Longwood Neighborhood Association
- Ramona Park Neighborhood Association
- Saint Francis Neighborhood Association
District 9 is home to DeForest Park, Houghton Park, Coolidge Park, and Ramona Park. The DeForest Nature Trail and South Street Parkway are also located in District 9.
District9 is home to Jordan High School, Hamilton Middle School and six elementary schools, including Colin Powell Academy and Doris Topsy-Elvord Academy.
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, roughly 58% of the population is Hispanic, roughly 19% are black, roughly 10% are non-Hispanic whites, and roughly 12% are Asian. There is also a significant Tongan and Samoan population in District 9.
(Note: The neighborhood boundaries reflected in the above map are as of 2010 and may not include updated boundaries.)