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Overview

Introduction to Upland, California

The California city of Upland is nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains in San Bernardino County. The city is situated 40 miles east of Los Angeles along Interstate I-10, and is bordered by Rancho Cucamonga (to the east), Ontario (to the south) and Claremont (to the west). Other major highways nearby include Interstates I-15 and I-215; and California State Highways 60 and 91.

Upland History

Already a big citrus production area at the time of its incorporation in 1906, Upland (originally named North Ontario) took shape as a small rural town grounded in an agricultural base. As the 20th century unfolded, the city developed into a residential and retail community, keeping its country and urban flavor while absorbing the cultural influence of its large neighbor to the west, Los Angeles. Nicknamed "The City of Gracious Living," Upland today is a diversified city which still retains its original small town charm.

Points of Interest in Upland

Historic Downtown Upland is a quiet leisurely place replete with antique stores, custom shops, and fine restaurants. The district is also home to a number of annual events and festivals. These include: The Annual Upland Lemon Festival (April), a multi-faceted event which features a carnival, an arts and crafts fair, a children's fair and three stages with live entertainment. Every Thursday evening from April to October, the Town Center is host to the "Second Avenue Market," a farmers market and street fair with live music, food, kiddie rides and more. "A Taste of Upland" is a May event which celebrates a century of fine dining and, as the city motto states, gracious living. In December, Upland hosts the Children's Christmas Parade, an annual holiday event. The surrounding area of Southern California is the venue of many notable attractions. A short drive will bring visitors to these sites and also to a wide variety of recreational areas, including a multitude of area beaches and the mountain resorts of Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear.

Demographics

People

Total Population75,851
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+35,598
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.1%
Median Earnings25+$40,476
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,258
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,147

Wealth

Median Family Income$74,184
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,253
Median House Value$444,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45.6%
German8.6%
Irish6.5%
English6.5%
Italian4.2%
French Except Basque1.9%
Arab1.5%
Scottish1.3%
Polish1.3%
Norwegian1.2%
Swedish1%
Dutch1%
Russian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
African0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Syrian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Iraqi0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Czech0.3%
US/American0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Greek0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Upland Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes91784, 91786
P.O. Box Zip Codes91785
Phone Area Codes909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.14
Approximate Longitude-117.65

Upland 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
Distance6.9 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)
Distance7.6 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
StationCORONA
Distance15.8 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
Montclair38,294$55,141
Ontario169,389$57,762
Pomona151,807$52,112
Rancho Cucamonga173,309$88,399

Upland Public Libraries

Upland Public Library
450 N. EUCLID AVE
Upland, California
(909) 931-4200

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Upland Hospitals

San Antonio Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
999 San Bernardino Road

Upland Public Schools

Pepper Tree Elementary
1045 W. 18th St.
ZIP: 91784
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Pioneer Junior High
245 W. 18th St.
ZIP: 91784
Middle
Total Enrollment 928
Valencia Elementary
541 W. 22nd St.
ZIP: 91784
Primary
Total Enrollment 603
Upland Junior High
444 E. 11th St.
ZIP: 91785
Middle
Total Enrollment 877
Baldy View Elementary
979 W. 11th St.
ZIP: 91786
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Cabrillo Elementary
1562 W. 11th St.
ZIP: 91786
Primary
Total Enrollment 750
Citrus Elementary
925 W. Seventh St.
ZIP: 91786
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Foothill Knolls Elementary
1245 Veterans Ct.
ZIP: 91786
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Hillside High
1558 W. Ninth St.
ZIP: 91786
High
Total Enrollment 206
Magnolia Elementary
465 W. 15th St.
ZIP: 91786
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Sierra Vista Elementary
253 E. 14th St.
ZIP: 91786
Primary
Total Enrollment 438
Sycamore Elementary
1075 W. 13th St.
ZIP: 91786
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Upland Elementary
444 E. 11th St.
ZIP: 91786
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Upland High
565 W. 11th St.
ZIP: 91786
High
Total Enrollment 3456

Upland Private Schools

St Marks Episcopal School
330 E 16th St
ZIP: 91784
Elementary
Total Enrollment 160
Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center
1001 E 16th St
ZIP: 91784
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Carden Arbor View School
1530 N San Antonio Ave
ZIP: 91786
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
Montessori Academy
235 E Foothill Blvd
ZIP: 91786
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Mountain View Christian Academy
1456 Felicita Ct
ZIP: 91786
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
St Joseph School
905 N Campus Ave
ZIP: 91786
Elementary
Total Enrollment 334
Western Christian High School
100 W 9th St
ZIP: 91786
Secondary
Total Enrollment 372
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