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Overview

Introduction to San Bernardino, California

Incorporated for the first time in 1854, and again in 1886, San Bernardino is in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area. The city of San Bernardino is located in the southern part of California, 65 miles east of Los Angeles and 50 miles from the Pacific Ocean. It is part of a larger region referred to as the Inland Empire.

San Bernardino is often referred to as a bedroom community. It attracts families because of its low cost of living relative to cities closer to the ocean. Businesses which directly serve the population are sure to grow as a result of the population increase. A different type of business growth includes the large scale development of warehousing in the areas near the former Norton Air Force Base, which was vacated in 1994 and renamed the San Bernardino International Airport. 

Temperatures reach or exceed 90 degrees an average of 101 days of the year. Rainfall averages 16 inches per year. Daily high temperatures in August average 96 degrees while daily lows average 42 degrees. January daily highs and lows average 67 and 42 degrees respectively.

Serrano History

The Serrano Indians inhabited the land which eventually became San Bernardino. In 1842, Mexico granted Rancho San Bernardino to Antonio Maria Lugo who grazed thousands of head of cattle on it. In 1851, Mormons began building a colony here by purchasing land, most of which included Rancho San Bernardino. It was to be the first in a chain of settlements along a transportation route linking the southern California port of San Pedro to the home of the Mormon's Church of Latter Day Saints in Salt Lake City. However, by 1857 two-thirds of the Mormons returned to Utah when they were recalled by their leader, Brigham Young. The return occurred in spite of having just built an infrastructure of roads, saw mills and agricultural irrigation, not to mention shelter. The 1870s brought the very profitable introduction of navel oranges to the region. This was followed by a gold rush in the 1880s.

Arts and Leisure

Cultural, historical and leisure attractions in San Bernardino include:

  • The Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum at California State University, San Bernardino.
  • The National Orange Show.
  • The Route 66 Rendezvous, an automobile show.
  • Many organizations in the greater Los Angeles area.
  • The Inland Empire 66ers, a Class A advanced baseball team in the California League affiliated with the Seattle Mariners.
  • The Western Regional Little League Championships.
  • Major professional and college sports organizations in Southern California.

Demographics

People

Total Population214,581
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+73,841
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married35.4%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.2%
Median Earnings25+$25,371
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,919
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,482

Wealth

Median Family Income$40,096
% Above Poverty Level67.7%
% Below Poverty Level32.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.6%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$947
Median House Value$176,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.1%
German4.2%
Irish2.6%
English1.7%
Italian1.6%
French Except Basque0.8%
Arab0.7%
African0.7%
Polish0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Russian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Greek0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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San Bernardino Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes92401, 92403, 92404, 92405, 92408, 92410, 92411, 92407
P.O. Box Zip Codes92402, 92406, 92412, 92413, 92423, 92427
Company Zip Codes92414, 92415, 92418, 92424
Phone Area Codes909,951, 760
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.1
Approximate Longitude-117.29

San Bernardino 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
Distance2.8 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
StationRIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance10.4 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
StationRIVERSIDE FIRE STA 3
Distance12.2 miles
Jan Temp43 to 68 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp63 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 83 F
Annual Precip10.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colton53,856$49,297
Grand Terrace12,393$75,060
Highland54,490$59,263
Loma Linda23,859$60,772
Redlands70,442$81,579
Rialto102,418$54,382

San Bernardino Public Libraries

San Bernardino County Library
777 EAST RIALTO AVE
San Bernardino, California
(909) 387-2220
San Bernardino Public Library
555 W. SIXTH ST.
San Bernardino, California
(909) 381-8215

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San Bernardino Hospitals

St. Bernardine Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2101 North Waterman Avenue
Community Hospital Of San Bernardino
(Non-profit)
1805 Medical Center Drive
Ballard Rehabilitation Hosp
(Proprietary)
1760 West 16th Street

San Bernardino Public Schools

Hardy Brown College Prep
190 Carousel Mall, Ste. 100
ZIP: 92401
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Barton Elementary
2214 Pumalo St.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Bradley Elementary
1300 Valencia Ave.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Colonel Joseph C. Rodriguez Prep Academy
1985 N. Guthrie St.
ZIP: 92404
Middle
Total Enrollment 831
Del Rosa Elementary
3395 N. Mountain Ave.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Del Vallejo Middle
1885 E. Lynwood Dr.
ZIP: 92404
Middle
Total Enrollment 572
Emmerton Elementary
1888 Arden Ave.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Fairfax Elementary
1362 Pacific St.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Golden Valley Middle
3800 Waterman Ave.
ZIP: 92404
Middle
Total Enrollment 793
Hunt Elementary
1342 Pumalo St.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
New Vision Middle
2050 Pacific St.
ZIP: 92404
Middle
Total Enrollment 299
Pacific High
1020 Pacific St.
ZIP: 92404
High
Total Enrollment 1368
Parkside Elementary
3775 N. Waterman Ave.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Roger Anton Elementary
1501 Anton Ct.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
San Gorgonio High
2299 E. Pacific Ave.
ZIP: 92404
High
Total Enrollment 2021
Taft T. Newman Leadership Academy
1314 E. Date St.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 110
Wilson Elementary
2894 N. Belle St.
ZIP: 92404
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Arrowhead Elementary
3825 Mountain View Ave.
ZIP: 92405
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Arrowview Middle
2299 N. G St.
ZIP: 92405
Middle
Total Enrollment 1067
Asa Charter
3512 N. E St.
ZIP: 92405
Other
Total Enrollment 224
Center For Learning And Educational Success
1697 N. Sierra Way
ZIP: 92405
High
Total Enrollment 92
Davidson Elementary
2844 Davidson Ave.
ZIP: 92405
Primary
Total Enrollment 469
George Brown Jr. Elementary
2525 N. G St.
ZIP: 92405
Primary
Total Enrollment 698
Lincoln Elementary
255 W. 13th St.
ZIP: 92405
Primary
Total Enrollment 852
Marshall Elementary
3288 N. G St.
ZIP: 92405
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Riley Elementary
1266 N. G St.
ZIP: 92405
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
San Bernardino High
1850 N. E St.
ZIP: 92405
High
Total Enrollment 1640
Bob Holcomb Elementary
1345 W. 48th St.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Cajon High
1200 Hill Dr.
ZIP: 92407
High
Total Enrollment 2811
Carmack
4777 State St.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 65
Cesar E. Chavez Middle
6650 N. Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 92407
Middle
Total Enrollment 1297
Hillside Elementary
4975 N. Mayfield Ave.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 786
Kendall Elementary
4951 State St.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 435
Kimbark Elementary
18021 W. Kenwood Ave.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Manuel A. Salinas Creative Arts Elementary
2699 N. California St.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Muscoy Elementary
2119 W. Blake St.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 779
Newmark Elementary
4121 N. Third Ave.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
North Park Elementary
5378 N. H St.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
North Verdemont Elementary
3555 W. Meyers Rd.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Paakuma K-8
17875 Sycamore Creek Loop Pkw
ZIP: 92407
Palm Avenue Elementary
6565 Palm Ave.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 741
Provisional Accelerated Learning Academy
2450 Blake St.
ZIP: 92407
High
Total Enrollment 203
Shandin Hills Middle
4301 Little Mountain Dr.
ZIP: 92407
Middle
Total Enrollment 797
Vermont Elementary
3695 Vermont St.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Yvonne Harmon
4865 N. State St.
ZIP: 92407
Primary
Total Enrollment 8
H. Frank Dominguez Elementary
135 S. Allen St.
ZIP: 92408
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Norton Space And Aeronautics Academy
503 E. Central Ave.
ZIP: 92408
Other
Total Enrollment 714
Options For Youth-san Bernardino
985-a S. E St.
ZIP: 92408
High
Total Enrollment 507
Public Safety Academy
1482 E. Enterprise Dr.
ZIP: 92408
Other
Total Enrollment 379
Soar Charter Academy
198 W. Mill St.
ZIP: 92408
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Victoria Elementary
9963 Richardson St.
ZIP: 92408
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Alta Vista South Public Charter
689 W. Second St.
ZIP: 92410
Other
Total Enrollment 294
Anderson
24302 E. Fourth St.
ZIP: 92410
Other
Total Enrollment 123
Bing Wong Elementary
1250 E. Ninth St.
ZIP: 92410
Primary
Total Enrollment 822
Captain Leland Norton Elementary
747 N. Mountain View Ave.
ZIP: 92410
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Community School/independent Alternative Education
244s. D St.
ZIP: 92410
Other
Total Enrollment 537
Curtis Middle
1050 N. Delrosa Dr.
ZIP: 92410
Middle
Total Enrollment 827
E. Neal Roberts Elementary
494 E. Ninth St.
ZIP: 92410
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
Indian Springs High
650 N. Del Rosa Dr.
ZIP: 92410
High
Total Enrollment 1770
Juanita Blakely Jones Elementary
700 N. F St.
ZIP: 92410
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Lytle Creek Elementary
275 S. K St.
ZIP: 92410
Primary
Total Enrollment 649
Middle College High
1260 W. Esperanza St.
ZIP: 92410
High
Total Enrollment 273
Monterey Elementary
794 E. Monterey Ave.
ZIP: 92410
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Richardson Prep Hi
455 S. K St.
ZIP: 92410
Middle
Total Enrollment 609
San Bernardino City Community Day
650 N. Del Rosa Dr.
ZIP: 92410
High
San Bernardino County Rop
601 N. E St.
ZIP: 92410
High
Sierra High
570 E. Ninth St.
ZIP: 92410
High
Total Enrollment 539
Star At Anderson Community Day
24302 E. Fourth St.
ZIP: 92410
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
The Academy Of The Inland Empire
1184 W. Second St., Ste. 101
ZIP: 92410
Urbita Elementary
771 S. J St.
ZIP: 92410
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Warm Springs Elementary
7497 Sterling Ave.
ZIP: 92410
Primary
Total Enrollment 620
Arroyo Valley High
1881 W. Baseline St.
ZIP: 92411
High
Total Enrollment 2596
Casa Ramona Academy For Technology, Community, And Education
1524 W. Seventh St.
ZIP: 92411
Other
Total Enrollment 212
Dr. Mildred Dalton Henry Elementary
1250 W. 14th St.
ZIP: 92411
Middle
Total Enrollment 426
Graciano Gomez Elementary
1480 W. 11th St.
ZIP: 92411
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Howard Inghram Elementary
1695 W. 19th St.
ZIP: 92411
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Martin Luther King Jr. Middle
1250 N. Medical Center Dr.
ZIP: 92411
Middle
Total Enrollment 743
Mt. Vernon Elementary
1271 W. Tenth St.
ZIP: 92411
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Ramona-alessandro Elementary
670 Ramona Ave.
ZIP: 92411
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Rio Vista Elementary
1451 N. California St.
ZIP: 92411
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Roosevelt Elementary
1554 Garner Ave.
ZIP: 92411
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Woodward Leadership Academy
1777 W. Baseline St.
ZIP: 92411
Primary
Total Enrollment 86
San Bernardino Co Juve Detention And Assessment Center
900 Gilbert St.
ZIP: 92415
Other
Total Enrollment 159
San Bernardino County Special Education
601 N. E St.
ZIP: 92415
Other
Total Enrollment 1532

San Bernardino Private Schools

Aquinas High School
2772 Sterling Ave
ZIP: 92404
Secondary
Total Enrollment 361
Clare Cherry School
3012 N Waterman Ave
ZIP: 92404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Del Rosa Christian School
1333 E 39th St
ZIP: 92404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 133
Odell Young Alternative School
1455 E Lynwood Dr
ZIP: 92404
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
Holy Rosary Academy
2620 N Arrowhead Ave
ZIP: 92405
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
Mountainside Private School
18535 Foothill St
ZIP: 92407
Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
Northpark Christian Academy
5395 N F St
ZIP: 92407
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Our Lady Of The Assumption
796 W 48th St
ZIP: 92407
Elementary
Total Enrollment 238
Regency High School At Shandin Hills
4164 N 4th Ave
ZIP: 92407
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Miles Of Smiles Preschool & Education Center
855 E Hospitality Ln
ZIP: 92408
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Teddy Bear Tymes #2
900 E Gilbert St Blg 8
ZIP: 92415
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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San Bernardino railroad station between 1910 and 1930

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San Bernardino railroad station between 1910 and 1930

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