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Overview

Introduction to Norco, California

Norco, California is 4 miles N of Corona, California (center to center) and 8 miles W of Riverside, California. It is in Riverside County. The city is part of the Riverside - San Bernardino metro area. 

Norco History

The city of Norco was originally a part of a large Mexican land grant that was given to Vicenta Sepulveda. The name 'Norco' originates from either its North Corona location or the North Corona Land Company. It was given its current name by the city's founder, though earlier names like 'Citrus Belt' and 'Orchard Heights' are known to have existed. The land area was used basically for farming, but gradually underground mineral springs were discovered, which led to the opening of a posh club called the Norconian Club Resort; this turned out to be a favorite haunt of movie stars. The city has an animal oriented community and is, to date, one of the few California cities where horses are used as alternate modes of transportation. The city of Norco was incorporated in the year 1964.

Norco and Nearby Attractions

  • Norco Branch Riverside City and County Public Library.
  • Norco Animal Shelter.
  • Nellie Weaver Hall.
  • Norconian Lake.
  • Church of the Hill.
  • Kips Korner Park.

Things To Do In Norco

The city of Norco has a few historical buildings like the County Library and Weaver Hall. These are ideal places to learn about the varied history of this city. The city also has an animal shelter and a rehabilitation center that are worth visiting. One of the more popular tourist destinations is the petting zoo called 'Critters To Go.'Additionally, the magnificent Norconian Lake offers a stunning view of the region. One can also visit the quaint churches lining the streets of this beautiful city. The Clark Field, Kips Korner Park, Ingalls Park and the River Trails Park offer excellent entertainment opportunities that can be enjoyed by both adults and children.

Norco Transportation

Ontario International Airport is the local airport.

Norco Higher Education

Chaffey Community College is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,809
Male Share of the Population54.6%
Female Share of the Population45.4%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+10,452
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$45,013
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,362
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,326

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,719
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home8.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,811
Median House Value$445,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.1%
German13.1%
Irish8.4%
English8.1%
Italian4%
Dutch2.5%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish1.9%
Norwegian1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Danishn1.4%
Polish1.4%
Greek1%
Portuguese0.8%
Canadian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Australian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Arab0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
US/American0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Basque0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
African0.1%
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Norco Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92860
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.93
Approximate Longitude-117.56

Norco Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCORONA
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 83 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationRIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance11.6 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
StationANAHEIM
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp45 to 69 F
Apr Temp51 to 73 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip11.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chino83,670$76,653
Chino Hills77,266$104,656
Corona161,614$81,761
Ontario169,389$57,762
Riverside318,678$67,122
Upland75,851$74,184

Norco Public Schools

George Washington Elementary
1220 W. Parkridge Ave.
ZIP: 92860
Primary
Total Enrollment 871
Highland Elementary
2301 Alhambra St.
ZIP: 92860
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
John F. Kennedy High
1951 Third St.
ZIP: 92860
High
Total Enrollment 646
Norco Elementary
1700 Temescal Ave.
ZIP: 92860
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Norco High
2065 Temescal Ave.
ZIP: 92860
High
Total Enrollment 2244
Norco Intermediate
2711 Temescal Ave.
ZIP: 92860
Middle
Total Enrollment 751
Norco Vista High
2065 Temescal Ave.
ZIP: 92860
High
Riverview Elementary
4600 Pedley Ave.
ZIP: 92860
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Sierra Vista Elementary
3560 Corona Ave.
ZIP: 92860
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Victress Bower School For Exceptional Students
1250 W. Parkridge Ave.
ZIP: 92860
Other
Total Enrollment 51

Norco Private Schools

New Life Christian School
3621 Corona Ave
ZIP: 92860
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
Town & Country Day School
3614 Pedley Ave
ZIP: 92860
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Turning Point Christian School
2000 Norco Dr
ZIP: 92860
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
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