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The Cities and communities of San Bernardino County, California*


City of Adelanto, Amboy, Angelus Oaks, City of Apple Valley, Argus

Baker, City of Barstow, Big Bear City, City of Big Bear Lake, Big River, Bloomington, Bluewater

Cadiz, City of Chino, City of Chino Hills, Cima, City of Colton, City of Crestline

Daggett, Devore, Devore Heights

Earp, Essex

Fawnskin, City of Fontana, Forest Falls, Fort Irwin, Four Corners

Goffs, City of Grand Terrace

Harvard, Helendale, City of Hesperia, City of Highland, Hinkley, Hodge

Ivanpaw

City of Joshua Tree

Kelso

City of Lake Arrowhead, Landers, Lenwood, City of Loma Linda, Lucerne Valley, Ludlow, Lytle Creek

Mentone, City of Montclair, Moonridge, Morongo Valley, Mountain View Acres, Muscoy

Nebo Center, City of Needles, Newberry Springs, Nipton

City of Ontario, Oro Grande

Phelan, Pinon Hills, Pioneer Point

City of Rancho Cucamonga, City of Redlands, City of Rialto, Rice, Running Springs

San Antonio Heights, City of San Bernardino (County Seat of San Bernardino County), Searles Valley

Trona, City of Twentynine Palms, Twentynine Palms Base

City of Upland

City of Victorville, Vidal, Vidal Junction

City of Wrightwood

City of Yermo, City of Yucaipa, City of Yucca Valley

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about San Bernardino County, California


Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
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Government

San Bernardino County website

385 N. Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Toll-free: 888-818-8988

The County Seat is located in San Bernardino. The Board of Supervisors covers 5 districts in the county

San Bernardino County Hospital - Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

San Bernardino County Sheriff

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Population:

1900 - 27,929
1910 - 56,706
1920 - 73,401
1930 - 133,900
1940 - 161,108
1950 - 281,642
1960 - 503,591
1970 - 684,072
1980 - 895,016
1990 - 1,418,380
1991 - 1,475,000
1992 - 1,517,850
1993 - 1,565,400
1994 - 1,608,300
1996 - 2,099,810
2000 - 1,709,434
2005 - 1,932,000
2006 - 2,028,013
2009 - 2,060,950

Density:
2000 - 85 persons per square mile

Housing Units:
2000 - 601,369

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Location:

In the southeast portion of the state of California almost reaching the entire width of the state in this area. The county has no coastline though it is as close as 30 miles from the Pacific Ocean.

Neighboring counties are:
North - Inyo County, California
Northeast - Clark County, Nevada
East - Mohave County, Arizona
Southeast - La Paz County, Arizona
South - Riverside County, California
Southwest - Orange County, California
West - Los Angeles County, California
West - Kern County, California

Here is a map page for the area

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Climate:

The climate for this area is temperate. There are about 15 inches of rain each year. The temperature ranges for the county are generally from 30-60 in the winter and 50-100 in July

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Other Facts and Figures:

Median Household Income:
2000 - $42,066

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $16,856

Median age:
2000 - 30 years

San Bernardino County is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time each year.

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History:

A History page for San Bernardino County

This is a great history page for the county including a number of additional related links
San Bernardino County Genealogy and history with many links on varied topics
Mormons in San Bernardino County

Though Native American tribes were the original inhabitants of the area, the first explorers to come were around 1772 with Pedro Fages, a military commander of California. Father Francisco Garces, a priest, arrived in 1774. The first settlement was created on 20 May 1810 by the Franciscan, Francisco Dumatz, who came from the San Gabriel Mission. To honor the feast day of St. Bernardine, he named the area San Bernardino. The name was also given to the local mountain range, the city and eventually the county. The Lugo family received a large land grand in 1842 that took in most of the valley. The Rancho was sold by the Lugos in 1851 to the Mormon settlers here. Gold and silver began to be mined in the area in the 1860s and 1870s. The citrus industry got its start in 1857 when three orange trees were planted. Within a few years, fruit was being shipped all over the United States from the area. Vineyards were also planted and thrived in the climate.

The new San Bernardino County was created on 26 April 1853 from portions of three counties - Los Angeles, San Diego and Mariposa. San Bernardino was named the county seat in the following year. In 1893, Riverside County was created taking portions of both San Bernardino County and San Diego County.

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Geography:

Total area: 20,105 square miles
Total land area: 20,052 square miles
Total water area: 53 square miles

Latitude: 34.108
Longitude: 117.29

 

Elevation: 1,200 feet above sea level (at county seat)

The county is 215 miles wide and 150 miles from north to south. The highest mountain peak in southern California, Grey Back, at 11,600 feet above sea level, is located within the county. Natural resources and agricultural lands are rich throughout the county. Most of the county is desert, about 90% with the remainder being either the San Bernardino Valley or the San Bernardino Mountains.

It is the largest county in size in the country. You could fit two Rhode Islands, three Delawards, Connecicut and Hawaii within the San Bernardino County area and still have a little open space left over.

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Genealogy:

San Bernardino County US GenWeb project page
Linkpendium page for the county
County page for Kindred Trails site

Cemeteries of San Bernardino County

San Bernardino County Genealogy and history with many links on varied topics

San Bernardino County Recorder
for vital records
222 W. Hospitality Lane
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Phone: (909) 387-8314

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Libraries:

San Bernardino County Library System
104 W. 4th St.
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Phone: 909-387-5720

Law Library for San Bernardino County

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Schools:

San Bernardino County School District
601 North E Street
San Bernardino, California 92410
Phone: (909) 386-2784

Cal State San Bernardino
Chaffey Community College
Copper Mountain Community College District
Crafton Hills College
Loma Linda University and Medical Center
San Bernardino Community College District
San Bernardino Valley College
University of Redlands
Victor Valley Community College

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Economy:

San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency

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Organizations & Groups

Barstow Chamber of Commerce
Big Bear California Chamber of Commerce

Loma Linda Chamber of Commerce
San Bernardino Area Chamber of Commerce

Barstow Area Welcome Center
2796 Tanger Way, Suite 106
Barstow, CA 92311
Phone: 760-253-4782

San Bernardino Convention and Visitors Bureau

San Bernardino County Bar Association

San Bernardino County Fire Department
San Bernardino Associated Governments

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Attractions & Other Information

Attractions for San Bernardino County

The San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville

Regional Parks in San Bernardino County - County Parks

Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park in Ontario
The Mojave Narrows near Victorville
Lake Gregory near Crestline
Joshua Tree National Park near Twenty-nine Palms
Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino

The San Bernardino Mountains are a popular vacation and recreation area

The Auto Club Speedway in Ontario

LA/Ontario International Airports

The San Bernardino Symphony

The Ontario Mills Mall
The Barstow Tanger Outlet Mall

Zzyzx is the name of a road off I-15 and also a very small community on that road. It was formerly the Zzyzx Mineral Springs and Health Spa and now the site of the Desert Studies Center. It is pronounced Zi-zix and rhymes with the word Isaac's. Learn more about Zzyzx at Wikipedia

Baker is famous for its world's tallest thermometer. For more information and pictures of Baker, see this photo page

San Bernardino County Museum
2024 Orange Tree Lane
Redlands, California 92374

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes - minor league professional baseball
The High Desert Mavericks - minor league professional baseball
Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino Baseball Club

The Daily Bulletin Newspaper
The San Bernardino Sun Newspaper

@LA: The Guide to Greater Los Angeles and Southern California, including Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino Counties

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