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Overview

Introduction to Banning, California

Banning, California, in Riverside County, is 13 miles NE of Hemet, California (center to center) and 29 miles E of Riverside, California. The city is considered part of the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area. 

Banning History

The Serano and Cahuilla tribes of Indians were among the first settlers in the area now known as Banning. The Mexican and Spanish expeditions reached the region around 1774. According to the Banning Daily Record of 1965, the discovery of a bone fossil of a Mastodon of the Pliocene Age led to the belief that a prehistoric lake used to exist in this area. In 1824, when the San Gabriel Mission Fathers established a Mission on the foothills of the city, the area was known as the Rancho San Gorgonio, named so after a Latin martyr, St. Gorgonio. The first white man, Dr. Isaac Smith reached this place in 1853 and gradually the advent of the railroad in 1876 led to the development of the area. The current name of the city was inspired by General Phineas T. Banning, who opened a shipping company here.

Banning and nearby Attractions

  • Banning Public Library
  • Pershing Siding
  • Sunnyslope Cemetery
  • Sun Lakes Country Club and Golf Course
  • Montgomery Creek
  • Sylvan Park

Things To Do In Banning

The city of Banning exudes the influence of its early settlers, the Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss, French and Italian. This influence is clearly visible in the various historic buildings around the city, like the Banning Public Library and the Sunnyslope Cemetery. The churches also have the same old-world feel. Banning has two beautiful and stunning creeks, the Montgomery Creek and the Potrero Creek. Visitors can go to the various amusement parks around the city that offer recreational facilities for both adults and children. Enthusiastic shoppers can also take a walk around the city's shopping malls, the Beaumont Shopping Center and the Sun Lakes Village Shopping Center.

Banning Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Bernardino International Airport.

Banning Higher Education

Mount San Jacinto College serves the area.

People

Total Population 30,515
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 27.6%
Employed Population 16+ 8,944
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.1%
Median Earnings25+ $27,217
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,192
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,157

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,191
% Above Poverty Level 78.8%
% Below Poverty Level 21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.9%
Median Gross Rent $979
Median House Value $165,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 56.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.2%
Irish 8.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Banning Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NE of Hemet, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles E of Riverside, California
County Riverside
Standard Zip Codes 92220
Phone Area Codes 909
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.925
Longitude -116.875

Banning Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BEAUMONT 1 E
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 44 to 74 F
Jul Temp 59 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 82 F
Annual Precip 19.3 inches
Station IDYLLWILD FIRE DEPT
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 54 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 51 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 70 F
Annual Precip 27.8 inches
Station SAN BERNARDINO F S 226
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 67 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 63 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 83 F
Annual Precip 16.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beaumont 40,899 $71,496
Calimesa 8,269 $66,936
Hemet 82,118 $40,885
Redlands 70,186 $83,333
San Jacinto 45,977 $51,847
Yucaipa 52,739 $68,121

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Banning Public Libraries

Library
Banning Unified School District Libr
21 W. NICOLET ST.
Banning, California
(909) 849-3192

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Banning Hospitals

SAN GORGONIO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
600 NORTH HIGHLAND SPRINGS AVENUE
(951) 845-1121
Emergency Service: Yes

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BANNING HIGH
100 W. WESTWARD
909-922-0285
Serves 1,156 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.3

NEW HORIZON HIGH (CONT.)
500 E. WILSON
909-922-0250
A Non-traditional School
Serves 102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 34

BANNING INDEPENDENT STUDY
541 N. ALESSANDRO RD.
909-922-2778
A Non-traditional School
Serves 92 students.

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