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Overview

Introduction to Banning, California

Banning, California, in Riverside County, is 13 miles NE of Hemet, California (center to center) and 29 miles E of Riverside, California. The city is considered part of the Riverside - San Bernardino metropolitan area. 

Banning History

The Serano and Cahuilla tribes of Indians were among the first settlers in the area now known as Banning. The Mexican and Spanish expeditions reached the region around 1774. According to the Banning Daily Record of 1965, the discovery of a bone fossil of a Mastodon of the Pliocene Age led to the belief that a prehistoric lake used to exist in this area. In 1824, when the San Gabriel Mission Fathers established a Mission on the foothills of the city, the area was known as the Rancho San Gorgonio, named so after a Latin martyr, St. Gorgonio. The first white man, Dr. Isaac Smith reached this place in 1853 and gradually the advent of the railroad in 1876 led to the development of the area. The current name of the city was inspired by General Phineas T. Banning, who opened a shipping company here.

Banning and nearby Attractions

  • Banning Public Library
  • Pershing Siding
  • Sunnyslope Cemetery
  • Sun Lakes Country Club and Golf Course
  • Montgomery Creek
  • Sylvan Park

Things To Do In Banning

The city of Banning exudes the influence of its early settlers, the Irish, Scottish, German, Swiss, French and Italian. This influence is clearly visible in the various historic buildings around the city, like the Banning Public Library and the Sunnyslope Cemetery. The churches also have the same old-world feel. Banning has two beautiful and stunning creeks, the Montgomery Creek and the Potrero Creek. Visitors can go to the various amusement parks around the city that offer recreational facilities for both adults and children. Enthusiastic shoppers can also take a walk around the city's shopping malls, the Beaumont Shopping Center and the Sun Lakes Village Shopping Center.

Banning Transportation

Air transportation is available from San Bernardino International Airport.

Banning Higher Education

Mount San Jacinto College serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,824
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens26.6%
Employed Population 16+9,289
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married42.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$27,173
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,424
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,434

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,250
% Above Poverty Level76.6%
% Below Poverty Level23.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone29.8%
Median Gross Rent$990
Median House Value$197,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)60.3%
Irish8.1%
German7.4%
English7%
Italian2.7%
French Except Basque2.2%
Scottish1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Polish1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Norwegian0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
African0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Russian0.4%
Kenyan0.4%
Croatian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Belizean0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
US/American0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Banning Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92220
Phone Area Codes951
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.95
Approximate Longitude-116.83

Banning Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBEAUMONT 1 E
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp40 to 64 F
Apr Temp44 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 96 F
Oct Temp50 to 82 F
Annual Precip19.3 inches
StationIDYLLWILD FIRE DEPT
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 54 F
Apr Temp32 to 62 F
Jul Temp51 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 70 F
Annual Precip27.8 inches
StationSAN BERNARDINO F S 226
Distance25.8 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
Beaumont43,641$76,974
Calimesa8,517$75,000
Hemet83,604$45,525
Redlands70,765$84,390
San Jacinto46,932$52,801
Yucaipa53,151$71,174

Banning Public Libraries

Banning Library District
21 W. NICOLET ST.
Banning, California
(951) 849-3192

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Banning Hospitals

San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
600 Highland Springs Avenue

Banning Public Schools

Banning Headstart Preschool
671 N. Flordia Unit B
ZIP: 92220
Banning High
100 W. W.ward
ZIP: 92220
High
Total Enrollment 1129
Banning Independent Study
1151 W. Wilson St.
ZIP: 92220
Other
Total Enrollment 113
Banning Prek
161 W. Willams
ZIP: 92220
Central Elementary
295 N. San Gorgonio Ave.
ZIP: 92220
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Hemmerling Elementary
1928 W. Nicolet St.
ZIP: 92220
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Hoffer Elementary
1115 E. Hoffer St.
ZIP: 92220
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
New Horizon High
1151 W. Wilson St.
ZIP: 92220
High
Total Enrollment 87
Nicolet Middle
101 E. Nicolet St.
ZIP: 92220
Middle
Total Enrollment 970
Renu Hope Preschool
771 W. Williams
ZIP: 92220
San Gorgonio Childcare
671 N. Flordia
ZIP: 92220
Susan B. Coombs Intermediate
1151 W. Wilson St.
ZIP: 92220
Middle

Banning Private Schools

Calvary Christian School
1325 Mountain Ave
ZIP: 92220
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 161
Morongo School
1213 Sanitago Rd
ZIP: 92220
Elementary
Total Enrollment 101
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