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Overview

Introduction to Victorville, California

The California city of Victorville is located at the southern edge of the Mojave Desert in the Victor Valley of western San Bernardino County. The city is situated 82 miles northeast of Los Angeles, and is surrounded by the nearby communities of Adelanto, Apple Valley and Hesperia. Victorville is serviced principally by Interstate I-15 and California State Highway 18 with U.S. Route 395 located nearby.

Victorville History

The community known as Victor was established in the late 19th century and named after Jacob Nash Victor, a construction superintendent for the California Southern Railroad. Primarily an agricultural community at that time, the area soon developed a burgeoning cement manufacturing industry due to the discovery of large deposits of limestone and granite in the region. In 1901, the community's name was changed by the U.S. Post Office to Victorville owing to confusion with the community of Victor, Colorado. The year 1926 saw the establishment of U.S. Route 66, a major national transportation artery linking Chicago, Illinois with California. A portion of this highway bisected Victorville and provided the community with a significant transportation corridor which lasted until Interstate I-15 was constructed. In 1962 the community of Victorville was incorporated as a city.

Victorville Events and Attractions

Victorville residents and visitors to the city can take advantage of a wide variety of activities at nearby sites, including mountain skiing, water sports and access to the vast array of attractions in Southern California and the city of Las Vegas. Closer to home, Victorville boasts the California Route 66 Museum, a repository of artifacts and photographs chronicling the history of the storied national highway and the communities it served. Also in Victorville is the Fire Museum, housing a collection of fire fighting equipment and memorabilia including exhibits dating from the 1930s which depict the history of the Victorville Fire Department. A celebrated spring event in Victorville is the San Bernardino County Fair, a festival replete with carnival rides, celebrity concerts, livestock competitions and much more. Arts and entertainment can be found in the city's Performing Arts Center, which offers a wide variety of concerts, plays and musicals. Sports fans can root for the High Desert Mavericks, a Class Triple-A minor league baseball team affiliated with Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners.

Demographics

People

Total Population121,320
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens8.7%
Employed Population 16+38,666
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married42.8%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.1%
Median Earnings25+$30,312
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,853

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,067
% Above Poverty Level75%
% Below Poverty Level25%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone16.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,154
Median House Value$158,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.7%
German6.7%
Irish4.9%
English3.5%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque2%
Swedish1%
African0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Arab0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Polish0.4%
Russian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Belizean0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Basque0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Victorville Almanac

CategoryValue
County San Bernardino County
Standard Zip Codes92392, 92394, 92395
P.O. Box Zip Codes92393
Phone Area Codes760,442, 909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude34.49
Approximate Longitude-117.36

Victorville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationVICTORVILLE PUMP PLANT
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 60 F
Apr Temp42 to 75 F
Jul Temp61 to 99 F
Oct Temp45 to 81 F
Annual Precip6.2 inches
StationEL MIRAGE
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp29 to 56 F
Apr Temp40 to 72 F
Jul Temp59 to 97 F
Oct Temp43 to 77 F
Annual Precip5.7 inches
StationBARSTOW FIRE STATION
Distance28.6 miles
Jan Temp34 to 62 F
Apr Temp47 to 79 F
Jul Temp69 to 103 F
Oct Temp51 to 84 F
Annual Precip4.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adelanto32,311$29,380
Apple Valley71,455$53,275
Hesperia92,664$49,755

Victorville Public Libraries

Victorville City Library
15011 CIRCLE DRIVE
Victorville, California
(760) 245-4222

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Victorville Hospitals

Victor Valley Global Medical Center
(Non-profit)
15248 Eleventh Street
(760) 245-8691
Desert Valley Hospital
(Proprietary)
16850 Bear Valley Road

Victorville Public Schools

Brentwood Elementary
13962 Hook Blvd.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 896
Challenger School Of Sports And Fitness
14777 Hopland St.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 1005
Cobalt Institute Of Math And Science Academy
13801 Cobalt Rd.
ZIP: 92392
High
Total Enrollment 746
Desert Mountain Community
15733 First St.
ZIP: 92392
Other
Discovery School Of The Arts
13247 Amethyst Rd.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 932
Hollyvale Elementary
11645 Hollyvale Ave.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
Mesa Linda Middle
13001 Mesa Linda Rd.
ZIP: 92392
Middle
Total Enrollment 846
Morgan/kincaid Preparatory School Of Integrated Studies
13257 Mesa Linda Ave.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 931
Mountain View Montessori Charter
12900 Amethyst Rd.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 177
Options For Youth-victorville Charter
15048 Bear Valley Rd., Ste. 700
ZIP: 92392
High
Total Enrollment 2373
Park View Elementary
13427 Cahuenga Rd.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
Puesta Del Sol Elementary
15887 Acad St.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Silverado High
14048 Cobalt Rd.
ZIP: 92392
High
Total Enrollment 2144
Sixth Street Prep
15476 Sixth St.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 251
University Preparatory
13853 Seneca Rd
ZIP: 92392
High
Total Enrollment 1109
Village Elementary
14711 Mojave Dr.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 894
West Palms Conservatory
14375 Del Gado Rd.
ZIP: 92392
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Vista Verde Elementary
13403 Vista Verde Dr.
ZIP: 92393
Primary
Total Enrollment 765
Imogene Garner Hook Junior High
15000 Hook Blvd.
ZIP: 92394
Middle
Total Enrollment 830
Academy Of Performing Arts And Foreign Language
14907 S. Mojave Dr.
ZIP: 92395
Academy Performing Preschool
12219 Second Ave.
ZIP: 92395
Del Rey Elementary
15332 Del Rey Dr.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Endeavour School Of Exploration
12403 Ridgecrest Rd.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 733
Excelsior Charter
18422 Bear Valley Rd., Bldg. 11
ZIP: 92395
High
Total Enrollment 2012
Galileo Academy 101
17000 Silica Dr.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Goodwill High
16350 Mojave Dr.
ZIP: 92395
High
Total Enrollment 186
Green Tree East Elementary
17246 Gibralter Dr.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 686
Gus Franklin
13125 Hopland St.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Hope Academy Charter
12421 Hesperia Rd., Ste. 5
ZIP: 92395
Other
Total Enrollment 1203
Irwin Academy Of Performing Arts
15907 S. Mojave Dr.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Lakeview Leadership Academy
12484 Tamarisk Rd.
ZIP: 92395
Middle
Total Enrollment 728
Liberty Elementary
12900 Amethyst Rd.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 836
Lomitas Elementary
12571 First Ave.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 791
Mojave River Academy
16519 Victor St., Ste. 404
ZIP: 92395
Other
Total Enrollment 1458
Mojave Vista Elementary
16100 Burwood Ave.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 975
Victor Valley High
16500 Mojave Dr.
ZIP: 92395
High
Total Enrollment 2013
West Creek Elementary
15763 Colbalt Rd.
ZIP: 92395
Primary
Total Enrollment 595

Victorville Private Schools

Bonanza Preschool & Kindergarten
14624 Bonanza Rd
ZIP: 92392
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Kindercare Learning Center
13615 Bear Valley Rd
ZIP: 92392
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Aspen Christian
12956 Sidesaddle Rd
ZIP: 92393
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Zion Lutheran School
15342 Jeraldo Dr
ZIP: 92394
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Kids Discovery World
15858 Bear Valley Rd
ZIP: 92395
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Lakeside Academy
12303 Ridgecrest Rd
ZIP: 92395
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Uhs Schools Victorville
12199 Industrial Blvd
ZIP: 92395
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 89
Victor Valley Christian Schools
15260 Nisqualli Rd
ZIP: 92395
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 266
Victor Valley Sda School
17137 Crestview Dr
ZIP: 92395
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
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