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The population of Norco is approximately 27,263 (2007), 27063 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,277 (2000), 7023 (2010).

The amount of land area in Norco is 35.488 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Norco is 14.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.638 sq kilometers.
The distance from Norco to Washington DC is 2389 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 389 miles. (as the crow flies)
Norco is positioned 33.92 degrees north of the equator and 117.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Norco elevation is 678 feet above sea level.
Norco per capita income is $20,710 (2000).
Norco median income is $76,300 (2005).

The Norco median home price is $540,000 (2007).

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Norco location: Located in western Riverside County near the junction of the 91 Freeway and Interstate 15, about 50 miles south and east of Los Angeles. Nearby communities include: Corona (4 miles), Home Gardens (4.7 miles), Mira Loma (5.1 miles), El Cerrito (6.9 miles) Pedley (7.2 miles), Glen Avon (7.9 miles), Ontario (9.8 miles), Chino (10.8 miles) and Riverside (11.4 miles).

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The geography for Norco is a valley with hills along its eastern border. The Santa Ana River follows along its northern border, above its river bluff. The area is not altogether flat, though some areas are not hilly at all.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Norco is mild with no real extremes in weather. A few hot spells in the summer may go over 100, winter temperatures rarely drop below 40.
Norco average annual rainfall is 13.2 inches per year
Norco average temperature is 63 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Norco history:

In 1846, the area that is now Norco was part of a Mexican Grant from Mexico to Vicenta Sepulveda and was called the Little La Sierra Rancho. The area passed through several owners including the San Jacinto Land Company. James W. Long purchased the Norco area land around 1908. He organized the Orange Heights Water Company. Development began and in 1910 the area became a subdivision of the Corona Land Company for citrus growing. In 1921, the property was purchased by the North Corona Land Company. The name of Norco came from the North Corona portion of the company name.

From fewer than 100 families in the valley to the present, Norco has changed much. The Norco Store was the hub of the city during this early time. Rex B. Clark purchased the company during the 20's. He then set about developing the city of Norco. Clark was responsible for most of the early buildings in the area, such as: the Norco School on Acacia. This is used today as the Norco Community Center. In 1929 Rex B. Clark built a resort, the Norconian Club and Hotel near a hot sulfur well he discovered in the area. The hotel became the "in" place to visit for the Hollywood movie crowd. The depression hurt the economy as it did all over the country and the hotel closed down. The property was sold to the federal government in 1941 for use as a naval hospital. Later, after the hospital was closed down, the site became the Naval Weapons Center and the California Rehabilitation Center. These two are still active in the community today, providing many jobs and helping our community.

Norco has grown larger and gained many new businesses and families. It was incorporated as a city in December of 1964. It is well-known for its animal-keeping orientation. Lot sizes in Norco are a minimum 1/2 acre in size. Nearly any type of animal may be found in town. Interstate 15 goes through Norco and has brought business and exposure to the city. Notable additions are the Norco Auto Mall and Gateway area development. There are no sidewalks or curbs in much of Norco, instead horse trails are the norm. It is a great family-sports-animal oriented community. For additional history information, please contact the city historian through the city.

Lake Norconian Club Preservation Foundation
Preserve, Protect, Renovate and Restore the extraordinary Lake Norconian Club Resort built in 1929. Grounds include a 60 acre lake with lake pavillion. Please visit the website to learn more about the Lake Norconian Club Resort!
The settling of Norco: 1910
The incorporation date of Norco: 23 December 1964.

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Norco attractions:

Norco Fair
Held each Labor Day Weekend
Sponsored by the Norco Area Chamber of Commerce
Place: Ingalls Park - 6th & Crestview in Norco
Carnival Rides, Food, vendors, Arts & Crafts, Livestock Auction, Pony Rides, Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, Team Roping, Indian Village and much, much more.
Watermelon & Pie Eating and many more Contests - Family Fun Day.

Norco Area Visitors Center

U.S. Navy - Naval Surface Warfare Center Corona Division
Lake Norconian (on the Navy Base) Phone: 951-273-5000

Ingalls Park Equestrian Facility
Call the city for more information
Phone: 951-735-3900
or Parks & Recreation
Phone: 951-270-5632

Santa Ana River

- Norco College - part of the Riverside Community College District.

Norco Rehabilitation Center
Medium Security Correctional Facility
Western & Fifth St.
Norco, CA 92860
Phone: 951-737-2683
Hidden Valley Golf Course -a new course built in the Norco Hills with spectacular views and a wonderful place to enjoy a day of golf
10 Club House Dr.
Norco, CA 92860
Phone: 951-737-1010

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Economy & Industry

Norco economy:
The Norco Auto Mall
The Gateway Redevelopment area
The 6th Street Old Town area
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