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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population92,664
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens9.7%
Employed Population 16+31,378
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married45%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,673
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,215
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,580

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,755
% Above Poverty Level75.2%
% Below Poverty Level24.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone15.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,079
Median House Value$172,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)65.5%
German9.1%
Irish6.4%
English4.9%
Italian2.9%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Polish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Swedish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Russian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.3%
African0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Greek0.2%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Hesperia Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes92345, 92344
P.O. Box Zip Codes92340
Phone Area Codes760, 442
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.41
Approximate Longitude-117.27

Hesperia 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
Distance7.4 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
StationSAN BERNARDINO F S 226
Distance20.5 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
StationEL MIRAGE
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 56 F
Apr Temp40 to 72 F
Jul Temp59 to 97 F
Oct Temp43 to 77 F
Annual Precip5.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adelanto32,311$29,380
Apple Valley71,455$53,275
Highland54,490$59,263
Rialto102,418$54,382
San Bernardino214,581$40,096
Victorville121,320$50,067

Hesperia Public Schools

Canyon Ridge High
12850 Muscatel Ave.
ZIP: 92344
High
Total Enrollment 210
Alta Vista Public
11988 Hesperia Rd., Ste. B
ZIP: 92345
Other
Total Enrollment 1439
Carmel Elementary
9321 Glendale Ave.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Cedar Middle
13565 Cedar St.
ZIP: 92345
Middle
Total Enrollment 1070
Cottonwood Elementary
8850 Cottonwood
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 856
Cypress School Of The Arts
10365 Cypress
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 821
Encore Jr./sr. High Sch For The Perf And Visual Arts
16955 Lemon St.
ZIP: 92345
High
Total Enrollment 1122
Eucalyptus Elementary
11224 Tenth Ave.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Hesperia Community Day
16527 1/2 Lemon St.
ZIP: 92345
High
Total Enrollment 13
Hesperia High
9898 Maple Ave.
ZIP: 92345
High
Total Enrollment 2052
Hesperia Junior High
10275 Cypress
ZIP: 92345
Middle
Total Enrollment 906
Joshua Circle Elementary
10140 Eighth Ave.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Juniper Elementary
9400 I Ave.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Kingston Elementary
7473 Kingston Ave.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Krystal School Of Science, Math & Technology
17160 Krystal Dr.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 827
Laverne Elementary Preparatory Academy
7280 Oxford Ave.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Lime Street Elementary
16852 Lime St.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 762
Maple Elementary
10616 Maple St.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
Mesa Grande Elementary
9172 Third St.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 551
Mesquite Trails Elementary
13884 Mesquite
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 883
Mirus Secondary
14073 Main St., Ste. 103
ZIP: 92345
High
Total Enrollment 330
Mission Crest Elementary
13065 Muscatel St.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 1028
Mojave High
16633 Lemon
ZIP: 92345
High
Total Enrollment 303
Pathways To College
9144 Third Ave.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
Ranchero Middle
17607 Ranchero Rd.
ZIP: 92345
Middle
Total Enrollment 1045
Shadow Ridge
12850 Muscatel St.
ZIP: 92345
Other
Total Enrollment 182
Sultana High
17311 Sultana Ave.
ZIP: 92345
High
Total Enrollment 2028
Summit Leadership Academy-high Desert
12850 Muscatel St.
ZIP: 92345
High
Total Enrollment 194
Topaz Preparatory Academy
14110 Beech St.
ZIP: 92345
Primary
Total Enrollment 827

Hesperia Private Schools

Mountain View School
8500 Escondido Ave
ZIP: 92344
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
Hesperia Christian School
16775 Olive St
ZIP: 92345
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 265
Just-4-kids Preschool
15420 Ranchero Rd
ZIP: 92345
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
New Life Christian Academy
15975 Hercules St
ZIP: 92345
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
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