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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Beaumont is approximately 28,250 (2007), 36877 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,258 (2000), 11801 (2010).
The amount of land area in Beaumont is 19.423 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Beaumont is 27.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Beaumont to Washington DC is 2356 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 409 miles. (as the crow flies)
Beaumont is positioned 33.93 degrees north of the equator and 116.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Beaumont elevation is 2,630 feet above sea level.
Beaumont per capita income is $ 29,721 (2000).
Beaumont median income is $ 36,200 (2005).
The Beaumont median home price is $ 250,100 (2005).


in southern California near Banning in the San Gorgonio pass area not far from San Bernardino. Other nearby communities include Cherry Valley, Calimesa, Yucaipa, San Jacinto, Lakeview, Hemet and Valle Vista.
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History & History Related Items

Beaumont is named for Beaumont, Texas, the hometown of city founder, H. C. Sigler.

The San Gorgonio Pass was discovered in 1853 by a government surveying team trying to find a pass to connect the eastern areas to the Pacific Ocean. Plans were quickly made for railroad service through the pass. The Union Pacific put down its tracks through what would become Beaumont by the early 1860s. Edgar Station was created at the top of the pass and served as a rest stop for those traveling on to Los Angeles. The name was changed to San Gorgonio by a real estate development company and began to grow. The little town incorporated on 18 November 1912 and was renamed Beaumont. The name is French for beautiful mountain. One of the early nicknames for Beaumont was the land of the big red apple due to the large numbers of apple growers in the area. During the early 1900's, the town tried to mimic nearby resort, Palm Springs, and bring tourism to the city. Guest ranches were promoted with riding, tennis, swimming, and other activities that were to bring in the visitors.

Here is a history page for Beaumont.
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The incorporation of Beaumont

1912, November 18


Edward-Dean Museum
9401 Oak Glen Rd
Beaumont, California
Phone: (951)845-2626
Dedicated to the Enjoyment and Understanding of the Decorative Arts

The Cherry Festival in the Pass
Since 1918
The festival features a parade, pancake breakfast, rides, live entertainment and much more. The Cherry Harvest doesn't always come during the festival as it varies from year to year. The season lasts for about a month.
Contact the Beaumont Chamber for more information - 951-845-9541
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Beaumont City Government

City of Beaumont
Civic and Community Center
550 East 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223
Phone: (951) 769-8520
Fax: (951) 769-8526


Beaumont is located in the Fifth Supervisorial District. Within its jurisdiction are the cities of Moreno Valley, Perris, Calimesa, Beaumont, Banning, Desert Hot Springs and northern Palm Springs. Also included are the unincorporated areas of Nuevo, Lakeview, Juniper Flats, Meadowbrook, Good Hope, a portion of Mead Valley, Romoland, Homeland, Green Acres, Highgrove, Box Springs, Pigeon Pass, Reche Canyon, San Timoteo Canyon, Oak Valley, Cherry Valley, Banning Bench, Cabazon, Palm Springs Village and Palm Springs West. The District also includes the Tribal Governments from the Sovereign Nations of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians as well as a portion of March Air Reserve Base.
District Office
22690 Cactus Ave. Suite 250
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Desert/Pass Office
50290 Main St.
Cabazon, CA 92230
Mail should be sent to the Main Riverside office at:
4080 Lemon Street - 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

Beaumont Chamber

Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 637
726 Beaumont Ave
Beaumont, CA 92223
Phone: (951) 845-9541
Fax: (951) 769-9080

Beaumont Organizations

Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 637
726 Beaumont Ave
Beaumont, CA 92223
Phone: (951) 845-9541
Fax: (951) 769-9080

Beaumont Libraries

Beaumont Library District
125 East Eighth STreet
Beaumont, CA 92223
Phone: 951-845-1357

Beaumont Schools

Beaumont Unified School District
500 Grace Avenue
P.O. Box 187
Beaumont, CA 92223
Phone: 951-845-1631
Fax: 951-845-2039 Beaumont


1990 - 9,685
2000 - 11,384
2006 - 26,625
2007 - 28,250

In 2006, Beaumont was the fastest growing city in California.

Median age:
2000 - 30.3 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 29,721
2005 - $ 36,200

Median house value:
2000 - $ 98,600
2005 - $ 250,100

Beaumont is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time during late spring, summer and early fall each year.

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