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Overview

Introduction to Victorville, California

The California city of Victorville is located at the southern edge of the Mojave Desert in the Victor Valley of western San Bernardino County. The city is situated 82 miles northeast of Los Angeles, and is surrounded by the nearby communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley and Hesperia. Victorville is serviced principally by Interstate I-15 and California State Highway 18 with U.S. Route 395 located nearby.

Victorville History

The community known as Victor was established in the late 19th century and named after Jacob Nash Victor, a construction superintendent for the California Southern Railroad. Primarily an agricultural community at that time, the area soon developed a burgeoning cement manufacturing industry due to the discovery of large deposits of limestone and granite in the region. In 1901, the community's name was changed by the U.S. Post Office to Victorville owing to confusion with the community of Victor, Colorado. The year 1926 saw the establishment of U.S. Route 66, a major national transportation artery linking Chicago, Illinois with California. A portion of this highway bisected Victorville and provided the community with a significant transportation corridor which lasted until Interstate I-15 was constructed. In 1962 the community of Victorville was incorporated as a city.

Victorville Events and Attractions

Victorville residents and visitors to the city can take advantage of a wide variety of activities at nearby sites, including mountain skiing, water sports and access to the vast array of attractions in Southern California and the city of Las Vegas. Closer to home, Victorville boasts the California Route 66 Museum, a repository of artifacts and photographs chronicling the history of the storied national highway and the communities it served. Also in Victorville is the Fire Museum, housing a collection of fire fighting equipment and memorabilia including exhibits dating from the 1930s which depict the history of the Victorville Fire Department. A celebrated spring event in Victorville is the San Bernardino County Fair, a festival replete with carnival rides, celebrity concerts, livestock competitions and much more. Arts and entertainment can be found in the city's Performing Arts Center, which offers a wide variety of concerts, plays and musicals. Sports fans can root for the High Desert Mavericks, a Class Triple-A minor league baseball team affiliated with Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners.

People

Total Population 120,703
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 8.7%
Employed Population 16+ 37,828
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 42.4%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11%
Median Earnings25+ $30,849
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,211

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,290
% Above Poverty Level 74%
% Below Poverty Level 26%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,112
Median House Value $143,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 71%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.3%
Irish 6%

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

Victorville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 40 miles N of Riverside, California
County San Bernardino
Standard Zip Codes 92392, 92394, 92395
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92393
Phone Area Codes 760
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.536
Longitude -117.29

Victorville 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 VICTORVILLE PUMP PLANT
Distance 0.6 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
Station EL MIRAGE
Distance 19.8 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
Station BARSTOW FIRE STATION
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 62 F
Apr Temp 47 to 79 F
Jul Temp 69 to 103 F
Oct Temp 51 to 84 F
Annual Precip 4.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Spring Valley Lake (92392)

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
Hesperia 92,309 $48,780

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

Victorville Hospitals

DESERT VALLEY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
16850 BEAR VALLEY RD
(760) 241-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

VICTOR VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
15248 11TH ST
(760) 245-8691
Emergency Service: Yes

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Victorville High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

SILVERADO HIGH
14048 COBALT ROAD
760-955-3353
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,325 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.5

CALIFORNIA CHARTER ACADEMY OF ORO GRANDE
12530 HESPERIA ROAD STE 214
760-751-3575
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 3,090 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.5

VICTOR VALLEY HIGH
16500 MOJAVE DR.
760-955-3300
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,481 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.8

CALIFORNIA CHARTER ACADEMY AFFILIATE PROGRAMS
12530 HESPERIA ROAD STE 209
760-951-3575
A Charter School.
Serves 1,214 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

OPTIONS FOR YOUTH-VICTORVILLE CHAR
16932 BEAR VALLEY ROAD
760-955-5900
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 1,162 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.6

EXCELSIOR EDUCATION CENTER (CHAR)
7151 SVL BOX
760-245-4448
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 1,042 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

CALIFORNIA CHARTER ACADEMY
12530 HESPERIA ROAD SUITE 209
760-951-3575
A Charter School.
Serves 817 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

CALIFORNIA CHARTER ACADEMY OF ORANGE COUNTY
12530 HESPERIA RD. SUITE 209
760-951-3575
A Charter School.
Serves 374 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.9

GOODWILL HIGH (CONT.)
15733 FIRST ST.
760-955-3440
A Non-traditional School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 273 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6

SUSIE MATTHEWS ACADEMY
16360 STADIUM WAY
760-955-3200
Serves 22 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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