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Overview

Introduction to Montclair, California

Montclair, California, in San Bernardino county, is 2 miles NW of Ontario, California (center to center) and 18 miles NW of Riverside, California. It's situated in Pomona Valley and is included in the Inland Empire Region in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The majority of the population is Hispanic. 

Montclair History

The Serrano Indians were the earliest inhabitants. In 1897 the Township of Marquette was established in the area now called Montclair. In 1900 a tract of land known as Monte Vista was established. During the first half of the 20th century the area was filled with citrus orchards. Monte Vista had substantial growth after World War II ended and was incorporated as a city in 1956. The city was renamed Montclair in response to the Post Office denying the city a local office due to a name conflict with a community situated in Northern California.

Montclair and nearby Attractions

The Montclair Plaza is a popular shopping destination. The Reeder Ranch and its family home offers visitors and school children an insight into the areas citrus heritage. For those who enjoy museums the Air Museum Planes of Fame, Ontario Museum of History & Art, NHRA Motorsports Museum and the American Museum of Ceramic Arts are nearby.

Montclair Activities

Raging Waters, Scandia Amusement Park and the Glen Ivy Hot Springs or close by. The popular Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are a short drive away. Lake Elsinore and Lake Arrowhead are popular for outdoor activities and are close by. Cucamonga - Gusti Regional Park and Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park are notable regional destinations.

The San Bernardino National Forest is popular with outdoor enthusiasts. Los Angeles, Universal Studios and the Temecula Valley Wine country are only an hour away. Palm Springs, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and Six Flags Magic Mountain are approximately an hour and a half from Montclair.

Montclair Transportation

Air travel is provided at the nearby Ontario International Airport.

Montclair Higher Education

Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, University of La Verne, Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Scripps College and Chaffey Community College are located in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population38,294
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens10.4%
Employed Population 16+16,427
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married39.6%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,168
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,465
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,309

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,141
% Above Poverty Level82.2%
% Below Poverty Level17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone18.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,170
Median House Value$281,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.8%
German3.5%
English2.1%
Irish1.9%
Italian1.3%
Polish0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Arab0.4%
Scottish0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Czech0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Montclair Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes91763, 91762, 91710
Phone Area Codes909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.07
Approximate Longitude-117.7

Montclair Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOMONA FAIRPLEX
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp59 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 80 F
Annual Precip16.9 inches
StationFONTANA KAISER (ONTARIO)
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp45 to 68 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp62 to 95 F
Oct Temp56 to 83 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationCORONA
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 83 F
Annual Precip12 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chino83,670$76,653
Claremont35,827$117,175
La Verne32,078$97,656
Ontario169,389$57,762
Pomona151,807$52,112
Upland75,851$74,184

Montclair Hospitals

Montclair Hospital Medical Center
(Non-profit)
5000 San Bernardino Street

Montclair Public Schools

Montera Elementary
4825 Bandera St.
ZIP: 91762
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
Buena Vista Arts-integrated
5685 San Bernardino St.
ZIP: 91763
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Howard Elementary
4650 W. Howard St.
ZIP: 91763
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Kingsley Elementary
5625 Kingsley St.
ZIP: 91763
Primary
Total Enrollment 824
Lehigh Elementary
10200 Lehigh St.
ZIP: 91763
Primary
Total Enrollment 773
Montclair High
4725 Benito St.
ZIP: 91763
High
Total Enrollment 3034
Monte Vista Elementary
4900 Orchard Ave.
ZIP: 91763
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Moreno Elementary
4825 Moreno St.
ZIP: 91763
Primary
Total Enrollment 545
Serrano Middle
4725 San Jose St.
ZIP: 91763
Middle
Total Enrollment 769
Vernon Middle
9775 Vernon Ave.
ZIP: 91763
Middle
Total Enrollment 743
West End Community
5033 Holt Blvd.
ZIP: 91763
Other

Montclair Private Schools

International Montessori School
9185 Monte Vista Ave
ZIP: 91763
Elementary
Total Enrollment 49
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
5303 Orchard St
ZIP: 91763
Elementary
Total Enrollment 167
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