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Overview

Introduction to Highland, California

Highland, California, in San Bernardino county, is 4 miles E of San Bernardino, California (center to center) and 16 miles NE of Riverside, California. It's flanked by the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains. The city was named after the close by tableland and is surrounded by a large urban area. Some of the city's schools have been named "California Distinguished Schools."

Highlands History

The Spaniards explored the area in 1772. Settlements were established in 1856. Henry Rabel constructed bath houses and a small hotel to attract customers who were fond of the area's medicinal springs. A significant increase in tourism occurred with the construction of Harlem Springs in 1877. In 1885 the Serrano Indians were relocated by the government to the San Manuel Reservation.

From 1883 to 1888 the North Fork Water Ditch provided irrigation water which allowed growers to establish a large number of orange groves. The population grew significantly and the orange and lemon packing facilities were thriving due to the arrival of the Santa Fe Railroad in 1881. The Highland Lumber Company took advantage of the trees located in the nearby mountains. Highland was incorporated in 1987.

Highland Area Attractions

The San Bernardino County Museum, Edwards Mansion, Redlands Historic House and the Kimberly Crest House & Gardens are some of the notable attractions in the area. Highland features an enjoyable old-town area. The Citrus Harvest Festival is a popular event. The San Manuel Amphitheater features a variety of entertainment. Residents have opportunities to listen to the music of the Inland Empire Symphony.

Highland Activities

The nearby San Gabriel and San Bernardino Mountains provide opportunities for skiing and a variety of outdoor activities. Lake Gregory Regional Park, Arrowhead, Silverwood and Big Bear lakes are nearby and popular for recreational activities. The well known tourist destination, Palm Springs is about 45 minutes away. Highland features an extensive trail system.

The Castle Amusement Park and the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino are nearby. The San Bernardino County Fair is a popular event. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the nearby courses including San Bernardino Golf Club, Palm Meadows Golf Club, Arrowhead Country Club and the Shandon Hills Golf Club.

Highland Higher Education

The city is served by the nearby University of Redlands, University of California at Riverside, Loma Linda University, California State University San Bernardino and San Bernardino Community College.

Highland Transportation

The city is served by the Riverside Municipal Airport and the San Bernardino International Airport.

Demographics

People

Total Population54,704
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens9.3%
Employed Population 16+22,300
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.3%
Median Earnings25+$33,948
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,672
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,738

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,066
% Above Poverty Level79.9%
% Below Poverty Level20.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone15.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,010
Median House Value$288,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)69.4%
German6.3%
Irish5%
English4.1%
Italian2.7%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Arab0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Austrian0.3%
African0.3%
Russian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Australian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Highland Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes92346
Phone Area Codes909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.13
Approximate Longitude-117.15

Highland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSAN BERNARDINO F S 226
Distance2.4 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
StationLAKE ARROWHEAD
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 45 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip41.6 inches
StationRIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 66 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 83 F
Annual Precip10.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colton54,200$52,192
Grand Terrace12,439$74,100
Loma Linda23,961$58,953
Redlands70,765$84,390
Rialto102,708$57,931
San Bernardino215,252$42,537

Highland Public Schools

Alternative Learning Center
3232 E. Pacific St.
ZIP: 92346
Other
Total Enrollment 35
Arroyo Verde Elementary
7701 Church St.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Beattie Middle
7800 Orange St.
ZIP: 92346
Middle
Total Enrollment 1173
Belvedere Elementary
2501 E. Marshall Blvd.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Cole Elementary
1331 Cole Ave.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Cram Elementary
29700 Water St.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Cypress Elementary
26825 Cypress St.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Excel Prep Charter
1672 Palm Ave.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 170
Highland Grove Elementary
7700 Orange St.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Highland Pacific Elementary
3340 Pacific St.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Lankershim Elementary
7499 Lankershim Ave.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Oehl Elementary
2525 Palm Ave.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 578
San Andreas High
3232 E. Pacific St.
ZIP: 92346
High
Total Enrollment 584
Serrano Middle
3131 Piedmont Dr.
ZIP: 92346
Middle
Total Enrollment 889
Thompson Elementary
7401 Church Ave.
ZIP: 92346
Primary
Total Enrollment 560

Highland Private Schools

Immanuel Day School
28355 Baseline St
ZIP: 92346
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
St Adelaide Elementary School
27487 Baseline St
ZIP: 92346
Elementary
Total Enrollment 177
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