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Overview

Introduction to Upland, California

The California city of Upland is nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County. The city is situated 40 miles east of Los Angeles along Interstate I-10, and is bordered by Rancho Cucamonga (to the east), Ontario (to the south) and Claremont (to the west). Other major highways nearby include Interstates I-15 and I-215; and California State Highways 60 and 91.

Upland History

Already a big citrus production area at the time of its incorporation in 1906, Upland (originally named North Ontario) took shape as a small rural town grounded in an agricultural base. As the 20th century unfolded, the city developed into a residential and retail community, keeping its country and urban flavor while absorbing the cultural influence of its large neighbor to the west, Los Angeles. Nicknamed "The City of Gracious Living," Upland today is a diversified city which still retains its original small town charm.

Points of Interest in Upland

Historic Downtown Upland is a quiet leisurely place replete with antique stores, custom shops, and fine restaurants. The district is also home to a number of annual events and festivals. These include: The Annual Upland Lemon Festival (April), a multi-faceted event which features a carnival, an arts and crafts fair, a children's fair and three stages with live entertainment. Every Thursday evening from April to October, the Town Center is host to the "Second Avenue Market," a farmers market and street fair with live music, food, kiddie rides and more. "A Taste of Upland" is a May event which celebrates a century of fine dining and, as the city motto states, gracious living. In December, Upland hosts the Children's Christmas Parade, an annual holiday event. The surrounding area of Southern California is the venue of many notable attractions. A short drive will bring visitors to these sites and also to a wide variety of recreational areas, including a multitude of area beaches and the mountain resorts of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear.

People

Total Population 75,542
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 34,539
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 46.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.1%
Median Earnings25+ $40,291
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,778
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,409

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,358
% Above Poverty Level 84.5%
% Below Poverty Level 15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,203
Median House Value $425,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.2%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.7%
Irish 6%

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

Upland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles NW of Riverside, California
County San Bernardino
Standard Zip Codes 91784, 91786
P.O. Box Zip Codes 91785
Phone Area Codes 909
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.097
Longitude -117.647

Upland 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 POMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 68 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 16.9 inches
Station FONTANA KAISER (ONTARIO)
Distance 7.6 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 CORONA
Distance 15.8 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
Chino 82,208 $80,072
Claremont 35,762 $110,369
Montclair 38,025 $53,493
Ontario 168,218 $56,857
Pomona 151,753 $51,457
Rancho Cucamonga 171,858 $87,871

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

Upland Public Libraries

Library
Upland Public Library
450 N. EUCLID AVE.
Upland, California
(909) 931-4200
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Upland Hospitals

SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
999 SAN BERNARDINO RD
(714) 985-2811
Emergency Service: Yes

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565 E. 11TH ST.
909-949-7880
Serves 3,561 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24.4

HILLSIDE HIGH (CONT.)
1558 W. NINTH ST.
909-949-8400
A Non-traditional School
Serves 216 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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