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Overview

Introduction to Fontana, California

Incorporated in 1952, Fontana, California is a city of over 150,000 people located in San Bernardino County. It is located in a region east of Los Angeles that is known as the "Inland Empire". Fontana is approximately fifty minutes east of Los Angeles. Fontana is centrally located near mountains, beaches, several lakes, and several desert areas.

Fontana is near the city of Los Angeles, which Cranium, Inc. ranked among the thirty "Most Fun U.S. Cities" in a study conducted in 2004.

Fontana has a semi-arid climate. Summers are hot and winters are pleasant. Average daily temperatures in the summer are in the low nineties (degrees Fahrenheit). Temperatures in the winter months average in the mid-sixties (degrees Fahrenheit).

Fontana Arts and Entertainment

Fontana, California provides easy access to all of the arts, and entertainment offerings of Los Angeles. In addition, some of Fontana's more notable attractions include:

  • The California Speedway, a racetrack that hosts two NASCAR Nextel Cup events a year and various smaller races
  • The Fontana Days Festival
  • The Fontana Days Half Marathon
  • The Summer Concert Series

The Inland Empire is also near to three major mountain resorts: Mountain High, Big Bear, and Lake Arrowhead.

For the sports enthusiast, nearby Los Angeles is home to the following professional sports franchises: the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League (AFL), Major League Baseball's (MLB) Los Angeles Dodgers, two Major League Soccer (MLS) teams - Club Deportivo Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) Los Angeles Clippers and LA Lakers, the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL), and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

People

Total Population 201,355
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 6.1%
Employed Population 16+ 83,231
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $33,576
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,842
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,296

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,795
% Above Poverty Level 84%
% Below Poverty Level 16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 2%

Housing

People Living Alone 10.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,135
Median House Value $253,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 79.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 1.9%
Irish 3.4%

Fontana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles N of Riverside, California
County San Bernardino
Standard Zip Codes 92335, 92336, 92337
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92334
Phone Area Codes 909
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.092
Longitude -117.434

Fontana 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 FONTANA KAISER (ONTARIO)
Distance 4.8 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 68 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 62 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 83 F
Annual Precip 14.7 inches
Station RIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 66 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 61 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 83 F
Annual Precip 10.6 inches
Station CORONA
Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 68 F
Apr Temp 48 to 77 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 52 to 83 F
Annual Precip 12 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Colton 53,129 $44,608
Grand Terrace 12,252 $78,763
Rancho Cucamonga 170,170 $88,529
Rialto 101,367 $52,595
Riverside 313,041 $63,418
San Bernardino 213,044 $40,305

Fontana Hospitals

KAISER FOUNDATION HOSPITAL FONTANA
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
9961 SIERRA AVE
(909) 427-5500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fontana High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

FONTANA HIGH
9453 CITRUS AVE.
909-357-5500
Serves 4,022 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.2

FONTANA MILLER (A.B.) HIGH
6821 OLEANDER AVE.
909-357-5800
Serves 3,727 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.5

KAISER (HENRY J.) HIGH
11155 ALMOND AVE.
Serves 2,558 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.6

CITRUS HIGH (CONT.)
9820 CITRUS AVE.
909-357-5300
A Non-traditional School
Serves 506 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

BIRCH HIGH (CONT.)
7930 LOCUST AVE.
909-357-5310
A Non-traditional School
Serves 323 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.1

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