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Overview

Introduction to Rialto, California

Located in San Bernardino County, California, and situated below the San Bernardino mountains is the city of Rialto. Sixty miles to the west is the city of Los Angeles and 103 miles to the south is San Diego.

Rialto History

Rialto was incorporated as a city in 1911, but its roots trace back to well before the year 1500, which is when archaeologists believe the first Indian settlements took place. Much later, around the late 1800s, the area began to be settled by families whose primary pursuits were agriculture and ranching, with vineyards and citrus groves abundant in the region. Rialto continued to grow steadily, culminated by a huge population spike occurring between 1950-1980, when the population increased more than ten-fold. It is not completely clear how Rialto got its name. One theory is that the name was formed by a contraction of the Spanish words Rio (river) and Alto (high). Another story is that the city was named after the Rialto Bridge (a landmark of Venice, Italy). Regardless, the bridge has been retained as a community symbol known as the "Bridge of Progress."

Attractions in the Rialto Area

Some of the local attractions located within 20 miles of Rialto are the following:

  • California Museum of Photography (Riverside).
  • Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park (Ontario).
  • Exotic Aquatics (Redlands).
  • Riverside Art Museum.
  • March Field Air Museum (Riverside).
  • Mission Inn Museum (Riverside).

About an hour's drive away is the greater Los Angeles area, featuring the following attractions:

  • Autry Museum of Western Heritage.
  • CBS television City.
  • Grauman's Chinese Theatre (also called Mann's Chinese Theatre).
  • Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
  • Wells Fargo History Museum.
  • Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure Park (Anaheim).
  • Knott's Berry Farm and Knott's Soak City (Buena Park).

For sports fans, the following professional sports teams are located in the Los Angeles and Anaheim areas:

  • Major League Baseball (MLB):
    • Los Angeles Dodgers.
    • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
  • National Basketball Association (NBA):
    • Los Angeles Lakers.
    • Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA):
    • Los Angeles Sparks.
  • Arena Football League (AFL):
    • Los Angeles Avengers.
  • National Hockey League (NHL):
    • Los Angeles Kings.
    • Anaheim Mighty Ducks.
  • Major League Lacrosse (MLL):
    • Los Angeles Riptide.

Demographics

People

Total Population102,418
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens7.9%
Employed Population 16+39,682
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married44.7%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.5%
Median Earnings25+$28,887
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,658
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,113

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,382
% Above Poverty Level81.2%
% Below Poverty Level18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone13.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,110
Median House Value$236,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)82.9%
German2.5%
Irish1.8%
English1.5%
Italian1.2%
French Except Basque0.7%
African0.7%
West Indian0.5%
Polish0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Arab0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Rialto Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes92376, 92377
Phone Area Codes909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.1
Approximate Longitude-117.38

Rialto 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
Distance7.1 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
StationFONTANA KAISER (ONTARIO)
Distance8.6 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
StationRIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance9.7 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
Colton53,856$49,297
Fontana205,228$67,849
Grand Terrace12,393$75,060
Highland54,490$59,263
Loma Linda23,859$60,772
San Bernardino214,581$40,096

Rialto Public Schools

Bemis Elementary
774 E. Etiwanda Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Bob Murphy Community
149 N. Arrowhead Ave.
ZIP: 92376
High
Boyd Elementary
310 E. Merrill St.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Casey Elementary
219 N. Eucalyptus Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 860
Charlotte N. Werner Elementary
1050 W. Rialto Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 914
Dunn Elementary
830 N. Lilac Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Eisenhower Senior High
1321 N. Lilac Ave.
ZIP: 92376
High
Total Enrollment 2456
Frisbie Middle
1442 N. Eucalyptus Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Middle
Total Enrollment 1229
Helen L. Dollahan Elementary
1060 W. Etiwanda Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 665
Henry Elementary
470 E. Etiwanda Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Kelley Elementary
380 S. Meridian Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
Milor Continuation High
266 W. Randall
ZIP: 92376
High
Total Enrollment 263
Morgan Elementary
1571 N. Sycamore Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 589
Myers Elementary
975 N. Meridian Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Preston Elementary
1750 N. Willow Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Rialto Community Day
149 N. Arrowhead Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Rialto High
595 S. Eucalyptus Ave.
ZIP: 92376
High
Total Enrollment 2881
Rialto Middle
1262 W. Rialto Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Middle
Total Enrollment 1252
Sam V. Curtis Elementary
451 S. Lilac Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 636
Samuel W. Simpson Elementary
1050 S. Lilac Ave.
ZIP: 92376
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
Zupanic High
266 W. Randall Ave.
ZIP: 92376
High
Total Enrollment 111
Edward Fitzgerald Elementary
2568 W. Terra Vista Dr.
ZIP: 92377
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Elizabeth T. Hughbanks Elementary
2241 N. Apple Ave.
ZIP: 92377
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Ethel Kucera Middle
2140 W. Buena Vista Dr.
ZIP: 92377
Middle
Total Enrollment 1218
Kolb Middle
2351 N. Spruce St.
ZIP: 92377
Middle
Total Enrollment 971
Trapp Elementary
2750 N. Riverside Ave.
ZIP: 92377
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Wilmer Amina Carter High
2630 N. Linden Ave.
ZIP: 92377
High
Total Enrollment 2412

Rialto Private Schools

Calvary Chapel Rialto Christian
1391 W Merrill Ave
ZIP: 92376
Elementary
Total Enrollment 52
Lighthouse Christian Academy
1123 S Cactus Ave
ZIP: 92376
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Solid Foundation Christian Academy
249 East Randall Avenue
ZIP: 92376
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 119
St Catherine Of Siena School
335 N Sycamore Ave
ZIP: 92376
Elementary
Total Enrollment 171
Altus Academy Rialto
205 N Maple Ave
ZIP: 92377
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 74
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