Introduction to Yucaipa, California

Yucaipa, California, in San Bernardino county, is 8 miles E of Redlands, California (center to center) and 21 miles E of Riverside, California. It's situated in the foothills of the San Bernardino Mountains. The city's name comes from the Shoshonean language for "water" or "marshy place." It was incorporated in 1989.

The Yucaipa-Calimesa School District typically is positioned near the top in all categories for educational achievement. The city has an elevation of 2650 feet. Being situated near the mountains provides Yucaipa with a desirable climate and is one of the primary reasons it has become a popular location for seniors who have retired.

Yucaipa History

The Serrano Indians were the original inhabitants. The marshlands provided ample vegetation and wildlife. In 1842 Antonio Maria Lugo acquired a land grant from Mexican Governor Alvarado and founded the San Bernardino Rancho. The region was utilized for raising sheep and growing grains and alfalfa.

Yucaipa Attractions

  • Yucaipa Adobe includes furnishings from the 19th century, a blacksmith shop, historic farm equipment and is a California Historical Landmark.
  • Yucaipa Little Theater.
  • Heartland Players.
  • Mousley Museum of Natural History.
  • The apple country of Oak Glen is a popular destination.

Yucaipa Activities

Yucaipa Regional Park is a vast acreage and is popular for fishing, boating, swimming and camping. Wildwood Canyon State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities. Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at the Yucaipa Valley Golf Club and the nearby Calimesa Country Club and the Highland Springs Village Golf Course. The city features numerous parks and an equestrian arena. The Yucaipa Community Park offers scenic views and is popular for a variety of sports.

Yucaipa Higher Education

The city is home to Crafton Hills College.

Yucaipa Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Ontario International Airport. Omnitrans provides transit service.


Total Population 52,739
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 21,629
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $38,551
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,464
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,295


Median Family Income $68,121
% Above Poverty Level 83.3%
% Below Poverty Level 16.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%


People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,083
Median House Value $221,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.8%
US/American 0%
English 7.5%
Irish 12.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Yucaipa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles E of Redlands, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles E of Riverside, California
County San Bernardino
Standard Zip Codes 92399
Phone Area Codes 909
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.033
Longitude -117.042

Yucaipa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 65 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 62 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 82 F
Annual Precip 13.6 inches
Station BEAUMONT 1 E
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 44 to 74 F
Jul Temp 59 to 96 F
Oct Temp 50 to 82 F
Annual Precip 19.3 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 67 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 63 to 96 F
Oct Temp 54 to 83 F
Annual Precip 16.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Yucaipa, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Oak Glen (92399)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Banning 30,515 $47,191
Beaumont 40,899 $71,496
Calimesa 8,269 $66,936
Highland 54,314 $57,385
Loma Linda 23,751 $67,111
Redlands 70,186 $83,333

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Yucaipa High Schools

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Serves 2,231 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.2

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A Non-traditional School
Serves 76 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

A Non-traditional School
Serves 58 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29

A Non-traditional School
Serves 57 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 57

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