Introduction to Hesperia, California

Seated in the Mojave Desert 78 miles northeast of Los Angeles is the California city of Hesperia. Located in San Bernardino County, Hesperia is serviced by U.S. Route 395 as well as Interstate I-15 and California State Highway 18. Surrounding communities include Victorville (to the north), Wrightwood (to the west), Crestline (to the south) and Apple Valley (to the east).

Hesperia History

Hesperia, translated from Greek as "West," received its name officially in 1885 upon completion of the Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad depot marking the area. Shortly thereafter, the Hesperia Land and Water Company was formed for the purpose of creating a town. In the late 19th century, agriculture took root in the area, primarily in the form of grape farming. The mid-20th century saw a boom in land sales by investors attracted by the affordability of land in the area, a trend which has somewhat lasted to the present day. In 1988, Hesperia became incorporated as a city.

Things To Do In Hesperia

Every fall, the city celebrates its heritage at the annual Hesperia Days festival. The event, held at Hesperia's own man-made lake on the southeastern edge of the city, features a rodeo, parade, and fireworks display. Also taking place lakeside are the city's Fourth of July festivities, along with a variety of other town activities. Other Hesperia attractions include the Cinema Safari Zoo, housing exotic animals used for educational programs and movie and television productions, and Cal-Earth (The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture). Sports fans have an area professional baseball team only minutes away: The High Desert Mavericks, the Class Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners.


Total Population 92,309
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 9.8%
Employed Population 16+ 30,141
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 45.3%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,258
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,386
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,462


Median Family Income $48,780
% Above Poverty Level 75.2%
% Below Poverty Level 24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 15.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,053
Median House Value $158,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 64.4%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.9%
Irish 6.6%

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

Hesperia Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 33 miles N of Riverside, California
County San Bernardino
Standard Zip Codes 92345
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92340
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.426
Longitude -117.3

Hesperia Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 60 F
Apr Temp 42 to 75 F
Jul Temp 61 to 99 F
Oct Temp 45 to 81 F
Annual Precip 6.2 inches
Distance 20.5 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
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 56 F
Apr Temp 40 to 72 F
Jul Temp 59 to 97 F
Oct Temp 43 to 77 F
Annual Precip 5.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hesperia, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oak Hills (92344)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adelanto 32,059 $32,357
Apple Valley 71,083 $54,240
Highland 54,314 $57,385
Rialto 102,018 $52,779
San Bernardino 214,112 $39,039
Victorville 120,703 $49,290

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

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Hesperia High Schools

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Serves 2,432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.5

Serves 2,193 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.2

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A Title I School.
Serves 250 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

16527 LEMON ST.
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Serves 153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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Serves 144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.2

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Serves 23 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.5

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Serves 9 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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