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Overview

Introduction to Apple Valley, California

The California town of Apple Valley is located at the southern edge of the Mojave Desert in San Bernardino County's Victor Valley, about 46 miles north of San Bernardino and 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The town is situated on California State Highway 18 and only a short distance east of Interstate I-15. Other major thoroughfares near Apple Valley include U.S. Route 395 and State Highway 247. Neighboring communities include Victorville (to the west), Adelanto (to the northwest) and Hesperia (to the southwest).

Named by an early settler around the turn of the century for its abundance of apple fields, Apple Valley relied on apple growing as its principal industry up until the time of World War I. In subsequent years, a number of factors (including fungus, frosts, and rising cost of electricity to operate the water pumps) combined to kill off many orchards and severely impact the once-thriving industry. By mid-century, enterprising land developers discovered the area and a bedroom community took root. Modern homes, golf courses, and other recreational facilities sprung up; and within a ten-year period, three elementary schools and a junior high school were built and expanded. The town soon became a retreat for movie stars and the site of several movie productions. Among its more noted residents were Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, who claim Apple Valley as their final resting place. The town was incorporated in 1988.

Apple Valley Area Attractions

A unique feature of Apple Valley is a network of equestrian trails that allow easy travel by horseback through many areas of the town. Annual town events include July's Freedom Festival (an old fashioned Independence Day celebration) and the Apple Valley Round Up, a September festival which includes a parade, carnival and entertainment lasting throughout an entire weekend. Nearby Victorville is home to the California Route 66 Museum, which celebrates the famed national highway with exhibits, artifacts, and photographs. Also in Victorville is the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds, home to the County Fair, which draws tens of thousands annually to enjoy a rodeo, carnival, award-winning livestock, stage shows, and much more. Sports fans can find pro baseball in the neighboring town of Adelanto, home to the High Desert Mavericks, the Class Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The resort areas of Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear, and Wrightwood are only an hour's drive from Apple Valley, which is also only a short drive from the wide array of entertainment opportunities available in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

Demographics

People

Total Population71,455
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+23,820
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married48.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.5%
Median Earnings25+$33,787
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,702
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,158

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,275
% Above Poverty Level80.2%
% Below Poverty Level19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone19.5%
Median Gross Rent$955
Median House Value$194,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52%
German11.7%
Irish9.9%
English7.5%
Italian4.7%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish1.9%
Swedish1.8%
Norwegian1.5%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1%
Arab0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Russian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
African0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Slovak0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Greek0.3%
US/American0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Egyptian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Apple Valley Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes92307, 92308
Phone Area Codes760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.57
Approximate Longitude-117.15

Apple Valley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVICTORVILLE PUMP PLANT
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 60 F
Apr Temp42 to 75 F
Jul Temp61 to 99 F
Oct Temp45 to 81 F
Annual Precip6.2 inches
StationBIG BEAR LAKE
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 47 F
Apr Temp28 to 58 F
Jul Temp47 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 64 F
Annual Precip21.1 inches
StationSAN BERNARDINO F S 226
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 67 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp63 to 96 F
Oct Temp54 to 83 F
Annual Precip16.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adelanto32,311$29,380
Big Bear Lake5,149$53,611
Hesperia92,664$49,755
Victorville121,320$50,067

Apple Valley Hospitals

St. Mary Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
18300 Highway 18

Apple Valley Public Schools

Academy For Academic Excellence
17500 Mana Rd.
ZIP: 92307
Other
Total Enrollment 1371
Desert Knolls Elementary
18213 Symeron Dr.
ZIP: 92307
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Granite Hills High
22900 Esaws Rd.
ZIP: 92307
High
Total Enrollment 1533
High Desert Juvenile Detention And Assessment Center
21101 Dale Evans Pkwy.
ZIP: 92307
Other
Total Enrollment 87
Phoenix Academy
20700 Thunderbird Rd.
ZIP: 92307
Primary
Total Enrollment 1118
Rancho Verde Elementary
14334 Pioneer Rd.
ZIP: 92307
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Sycamore Rocks Elementary
23450 S. Rd.
ZIP: 92307
Primary
Total Enrollment 672
Yucca Loma Elementary
21351 Yucca Loma Rd.
ZIP: 92307
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Apple Valley High
11837 Navajo Rd.
ZIP: 92308
High
Total Enrollment 2263
Apple Valley Unified Preschool Special Education
12555 Navajo Rd.
ZIP: 92308
High Desert Premier Academy
12555 Navajo Rd.
ZIP: 92308
Other
Total Enrollment 290
Mariana Academy
10601 Manhasset Rd.
ZIP: 92308
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Rio Vista Elementary
13590 Havasu Rd.
ZIP: 92308
Primary
Total Enrollment 1005
Sandia Elementary
21331 Sandia Rd.
ZIP: 92308
Primary
Total Enrollment 956
Sitting Bull Academy
19445 Sitting Bull Rd.
ZIP: 92308
Primary
Total Enrollment 1405
Vanguard Preparatory
12951 Mesquite Rd.
ZIP: 92308
Primary
Total Enrollment 1209
Willow Park High
21950 Nisqually Rd.
ZIP: 92308

Apple Valley Private Schools

Oxford Preparatory
14558 Chamber Ln
ZIP: 92307
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
St Timothy's Preparatory School
15757 Saint Timothy Rd
ZIP: 92307
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
Apple Valley Christian School
22434 Nisqually Rd
ZIP: 92308
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 165
Avfc Prepatory School
19923 Bear Valley Rd
ZIP: 92308
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Mojave Christian
22240 Sioux Rd
ZIP: 92308
Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
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