We have updated 49 results for Where is san bernardino california

vystates.com updates the latest breaking news and information across all of the US. 

Below are 49 results for where is san bernardino california.


San Bernardino County Map. The County of San Bernardino is located in the State of California.Find directions to San Bernardino County, browse local businesses, landmarks, …


San Bernardino, CA, USA Lat Long Coordinates Info. The latitude of San Bernardino, CA, USA is 34.115784, and the longitude is -117.302399.San Bernardino, CA, USA is located at …


Increase or decrease the radius for San Bernardino | Towns within 25 mi of San Bernardino | Change Population Restrict to California State. This page will help you find a list of …


San Bernardino County, California. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. -- Select a fact -- …


Sold: 3 beds, 2 baths, 1602 sq. ft. house located at 3376 N G St, San Bernardino, CA 92405 sold for 5,000 on May 16, 2022. MLS# IV22064993. North San …


The City of San Bernardino is continuing to monitor the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for more information, please click HERE. ... Vanir Tower, 290 North D Street, San Bernardino, …


Located in the California’s Southern Region, San Bernardino has received recognition for its scenic beauty coupled with a bustling city life. With over 215,000 residents and spanning 210 …


8 reviews of San Bernardino National Forest "We just visited the chaparral off the 243 between Idyllwild and the 74. It is very beautiful with wildflowers (although it looks like the peak bloom …


QuickFacts San Bernardino city, California. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.


20-12-2021 · San Bernardino (/ ˌ s æ n ˌ b ɜːr n ə ˈ d iː n oʊ /; Spanish for "St. Bernardino") is a city located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California.The city serves as the county seat of San Bernardino County, California.As one of the Inland Empire's anchor cities, San Bernardino spans 81 square miles (210 km 2) on the floor of the San Bernardino Valley to the south of the San ...

"San Bernardino" and "City of San Bernardino" redirect here. For other uses, see San Bernardino (disambiguation).
City in California, United States
SanBernardinoStationStreetside (cropped).jpg
San Bernardino, California
San Bernardino Count Courthouse - panoramio (cropped).jpg
Downtown San Bernardino.jpg
San Bernardino Main Post Office 2 (cropped) (cropped).jpg
California Theatre, San Bernardino (cropped).JPG
Clockwise: San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot; Downtown; California Theatre; U.S. Post Office; San Bernardino County Court House.
Flag of San Bernardino, California
Official seal of San Bernardino, California
Official logo of San Bernardino, California
SB; San Berdoo; Berdoo; Gate City; City on the Move; The Friendly City; The Heart of Southern California, The 'Dino (sl.)
Location within San Bernardino County
Location within San Bernardino County
San Bernardino is located in southern California
San Bernardino
San Bernardino
Location within Southern California
Show map of southern California
San Bernardino is located in California
San Bernardino
San Bernardino
Location within California
Show map of California
San Bernardino is located in the United States
San Bernardino
San Bernardino
Location within the United States
Show map of the United States
Coordinates: 34°6′N 117°18′W / 34.100°N 117.300°W / 34.100; -117.300Coordinates: 34°6′N 117°18′W / 34.100°N 117.300°W / 34.100; -117.300CountryUnited StatesStateCaliforniaCountySan BernardinoIncorporatedAugust 10, 1869[1]Named forSan Bernardino de Sena Estancia, named for Bernardino of SienaGovernment
 • TypeCouncil-manager • MayorJohn Valdivia • City council[4]Theodore Sanchez
Sandra Ibarra
Juan Figueroa
Fred Shorett
Ben Reynoso
Kim Calvin-Johnson
Damon L. Alexander • City managerRobert D. Field[2] • City attorneySonia R. Carvalho [3]Area
 • City62.45 sq mi (161.75 km2) • Land62.12 sq mi (160.88 km2) • Water0.34 sq mi (0.88 km2)  0.74%Elevation
1,053 (Downtown) ft (321 m)Population
 • City222,101 • Rank1st in San Bernardino County
18th in California
102nd in the United States • Density3,473.94/sq mi (1,341.30/km2) • Metro
4,224,851Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific) • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)ZIP Codes
92401–92408, 92410–92415, 92418, 92420, 92423, 92424, 92427
Area code909, 840, 760FIPS code06-65000GNIS feature IDs1661375, 2411777Websitesbcity.org

San Bernardino (/ˌsæn ˌbɜːrnəˈdn/; Spanish for "St. Bernardino") is a city located in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. The city serves as the county seat of San Bernardino County, California. As one of the Inland Empire's anchor cities, San Bernardino spans 81 square miles (210 km2) on the floor of the San Bernardino Valley to the south of the San Bernardino Mountains. As of the 2020 Census, San Bernardino has a population of 222,101[8] making it the 18th-largest city in California and the 102nd-largest city in the United States. The governments of Guatemala and Mexico have established consulates in the downtown area of the city.[9] San Bernardino is a principal city in the 13th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the United States; the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario MSA (pop. 4,599,839) ranks in size just below San Francisco (pop. 4,749,0080 and above Detroit (pop. 4,392,041) in population.

California State University, San Bernardino is located in the northwestern part of the city. The university also hosts the Coussoulis Arena and the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art. Other attractions in San Bernardino include ASU Fox Theatre,[10] the McDonald's Museum (located on the original site of the world's first McDonald's), since 1919 the National Orange Show, the California Theatre, and the Glen Helen Amphitheater, the largest outdoor amphitheater in the United States. In addition, the city is home to the Inland Empire 66ers minor-league baseball team, which plays their home games at San Manuel Stadium in downtown San Bernardino.[11]


This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
Main article: History of San Bernardino, California
See also: Timeline of San Bernardino, California history

The city of San Bernardino, California, occupies much of the San Bernardino Valley, which indigenous tribespeople originally referred to as "The Valley of the Cupped Hand of God". The Tongva Indians also called the San Bernardino area Wa'aach in their language.[12][self-published source?] Upon seeing the immense geological arrowhead-shaped rock formation on the side of the San Bernardino Mountains, they found the hot and cold springs to which the "arrowhead" seemed to point.

Spanish and Mexican period

Don Antonio María Lugo was granted the right to settle the San Bernardino Valley in 1839 by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado.
San Bernardino in 1852.

Politana was the first Spanish settlement in the San Bernardino Valley, named for Bernardino of Siena. Politana was established May 20, 1810, as a mission chapel and supply station by the Mission San Gabriel in the ranchería of the Guachama Indians that lived on the bluff that is now known as Bunker Hill, near Lytle Creek. Two years later the settlement was destroyed by local tribesmen, following powerful earthquakes that shook the region. Several years later, the Serrano and Mountain Cahuilla rebuilt the Politana rancheria, and in 1819 invited the missionaries to return to the valley. They did and established the San Bernardino de Sena Estancia. Serrano and Cahuilla people inhabited Politana until long after the 1830s decree of secularization and the 1842 inclusion into the Rancho San Bernardino land grant of the José del Carmen Lugo family.[13]: 37–41 

Post-Conquest period

The area was not largely settled until 1851, following the American Conquest of California. The first Anglo-American colony was established by pioneers associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormons. Following the Mormon colonists' purchase of Rancho San Bernardino, and the establishment of the town of San Bernardino in 1851, San Bernardino County was formed in 1853 from parts of Los Angeles County. Mormons laid out the town based on the "City of Zion" plan which was typical of Mormon urban planning. Cities are typically laid out with north–south, east–west streets in predetermined city block sizes with wide streets. Often cities are laid out with an alphabetical and numerical system typical for Mormon towns, with streets running alphabet letters for north–south streets and numbers for east–west streets.[14] Mormon colonists developed irrigated, commercial farming and lumbering, supplying agricultural produce and lumber throughout Southern California. The city was officially incorporated in 1857. Later that year, most of the colonists were recalled by Brigham Young in 1857 due to the Utah War. Once highly regarded in early California, news of the Mountain Meadows Massacre poisoned attitudes toward the Mormons. Some Mormons would stay in San Bernardino and some later returned from Utah, but a real estate consortium from El Monte and Los Angeles bought most of the lands of the old rancho and of the departing colonists. They sold these lands to new settlers who came to dominate the culture and politics in the county and San Bernardino became a typical American frontier town. Many of the new land owners disliked the sober Mormons, indulging in drinking at saloons now allowed in the town. Disorder, fighting and violence in the vicinity became common, reaching a climax in the 1859 Ainsworth - Gentry Affair.

In 1860 a gold rush began in the mountains nearby with the discovery of gold by William F. Holcomb in Holcomb Valley early 1860. Another strike followed in the upper reach of Lytle Creek. By the 1860s, San Bernardino had also become an important trading hub in Southern California. The city already on the Los Angeles – Salt Lake Road, became the starting point for the Mojave Road from 1858 and Bradshaw Trail from 1862 to the mines along the Colorado River and within the Arizona Territory in the gold rush of 1862-1864.

San Bernardino, 1865

Near San Bernardino is a naturally formed arrowhead-shaped rock formation on the side of a mountain. It measures 1375 feet by 449 feet. According to the Native American legend regarding the landmark arrowhead, an arrow from Heaven burned the formation onto the mountainside in order to show tribes where they could be healed. During the mid-19th century, "Dr." David Noble Smith claimed that a saint-like being appeared before him and told of a far-off land with exceptional climate and curative waters, marked by a gigantic arrowhead. Smith's search for that unique arrowhead formation began in Texas, and eventually ended at Arrowhead Springs in California in 1857. By 1889, word of the springs, along with the hotel on the site (and a belief in the effect on general health of the water from the springs) had grown considerably. Hotel guests often raved about the crystal-clear water from the cold springs, which prompted Seth Marshall to set up a bottling operation in the hotel's basement. By 1905, water from the cold springs was being shipped to Los Angeles under the newly created "Arrowhead" trademark.

Indigenous people of the San Bernardino Valley and Mountains were collectively identified by Spanish explorers in the 19th century as Serrano, a term meaning highlander. Serrano living near what is now Big Bear Lake were called Yuhaviatam, or "People of the Pines". In 1866, to clear the way for settlers and gold miners, state militia conducted a 32-day campaign slaughtering men, women, and children.[15] Yuhaviatam leader Santos Manuel guided his people from their ancient homeland to a village site in the San Bernardino foothills. The United States government in 1891 established it as a tribal reservation and named it after Santos Manuel.

In 1867, the first Chinese immigrants arrived in San Bernardino.

In 1883, California Southern Railroad established a rail link through San Bernardino between Los Angeles and the rest of the country.

San Bernardino, California, city and village, 1909.

20th century

A view of "E" Street and the Stewart Hotel, San Bernardino, ca.1905

In 1905, the city of San Bernardino passed its first charter.

Norton Air Force Base was established during World War II.

In 1940, Richard and Maurice McDonald founded McDonald's, along with its innovative restaurant concept, in the city.[16]

Inspired by the success of McDonald's, Neal T. Baker founded his first restaurant in 1952, calling it Baker's Burgers. Three years later, Baker added Mexican food to the menu. Burgers were sold at one window and Mexican food at another; he called this the "Twin Kitchen" concept.

In 1980, the Panorama Fire destroyed 284 homes.

San Bernardino won the All-America City award in 1977,[17] but the city subsequently went into a long decline and has only recently begun to recover from the three recessions of the late 20th/early 21st centuries.

In 1994, Norton Air Force Base closed to become San Bernardino International Airport.

21st century

This section needs expansion with: City bankruptcy, 2015 shooting. You can help by adding to it. (February 2016)
See also: 2015 San Bernardino attack and North Park Elementary School shooting

In October 2003, another wildfire, the Old Fire, destroyed over 1,000 homes.

In August 2012, San Bernardino filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, with more than

billion in debt.[18] The move froze the city's payments to creditors, including its pension payments to the California Public Employees Retirement System for nearly a year. Key changes the city made during the bankruptcy process included: outsourcing its fire department to the county and re-writing the city's charter to provide a more clear chain of command. San Bernardino became the largest city at the time to file for a Chapter 9 bankruptcy,[19][20] superseded by Detroit's filing in July 2013. Following a judge's approval, the city emerged from bankruptcy in February 2017, making it one of the longest municipal bankruptcies in the United States.[citation needed]

On December 2, 2015, a terrorist attack left 14 people dead and 22 seriously injured.


Satellite photo of San Bernardino
San Bernardino with downtown in the background and the I-215 freeway in the foreground.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 59.6 square miles (154 km2), of which 59.2 square miles (153 km2) is land and 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), or 0.74%, is water.

The city lies in the San Bernardino foothills and the eastern portion of the San Bernardino Valley, roughly 60 miles (97 km) east of Los Angeles. Some major geographical features of the city include the San Bernardino Mountains and the San Bernardino National Forest, in which the city's northernmost neighborhood, Arrowhead Springs, is located; the Cajon Pass adjacent to the northwest border; City Creek, Lytle Creek, San Timoteo Creek, Twin Creek, Warm Creek (as modified through flood control channels) feed the Santa Ana River, which forms part of the city's southern border south of San Bernardino International Airport.

San Bernardino is unique among Southern Californian cities because of its wealth of water, which is mostly contained in underground aquifers. A large part of the city is over the Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin, including downtown. This fact accounts for a historically high water table in portions of the city, including at the former Urbita Springs, a lake which no longer exists and is now the site of the Inland Center Mall. Seccombe Lake, named after a former mayor, is a manmade lake at Sierra Way and 5th Street. The San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District ("Muni") has plans to build two more large, multi-acre lakes north and south of historic downtown in order to reduce groundwater, mitigate the risks of liquefaction in a future earthquake, and sell the valuable water to neighboring agencies.[citation needed]

The city has several notable hills and mountains; among them are Perris Hill (named after Fred Perris, an early engineer, and the namesake of Perris, California); Kendall Hill (which is near California State University); and Little Mountain, which rises among Shandin Hills (generally bounded by Sierra Way, 30th Street, Kendall Drive, and Interstate 215).

Freeways act as significant geographical dividers for the city of San Bernardino. Interstate 215 is the major east–west divider, while State Route 210 is the major north–south divider. Interstate 10 is in the southern part of the city. Other major highways include State Route 206 (Kendall Drive and E Street); State Route 66 (which includes the former U.S. 66); State Route 18 (from State Route 210 north on Waterman Avenue to the northern City limits into the mountain communities), and State Route 259, the freeway connector between State Route 210 and I-215.


January snowfall in San Bernardino with Shandin Hills in the background. near Verdemont and the University District

San Bernardino features a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa in the Köppen climate classification) with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Relative to other areas in Southern California, winters are colder, with frost and with chilly to cold morning temperatures common. The particularly arid climate during the summer prevents tropospheric clouds from forming, meaning temperatures rise to what is considered by NOAA scientists as Class Orange. Summer thus has temperatures approaching those typical of hot desert climates, with the highest recorded summer temperature at 118 °F (47.8 °C) on July 6, 2018.[21] In the winter, snow flurries occur upon occasion. San Bernardino gets an average of 16 inches (406 mm) of rain, hail, or light snow showers each year. Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino's northernmost neighborhood gets snow, heavily at times, due to its elevation of about 3,000 feet (910 m) above sea level.

The seasonal Santa Ana winds are felt particularly strongly in the San Bernardino area as warm and dry air is channeled through nearby Cajon Pass at times during the autumn months. This phenomenon markedly increases the wildfire danger in the foothills, canyon, and mountain communities that the cycle of cold, wet winters and dry summers helps create.

According to the LA Times San Bernardino County has the highest levels of ozone in the United States, averaging 102 parts per billion.[22]

Climate data for San Bernardino, California
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 68.4
Daily mean °F (°C) 55.3
Average low °F (°C) 42.1
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.15
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 6.0 7.2 6.8 3.2 1.7 .6 .5 .5 1.4 2.4 3.2 4.8 38.3
Source: NOAA[23]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[24]
Racial composition 2010[25] 1990[26] 1970[26] 1940[26]
White 45.6% 60.6% 83.7% 97.8%
 —Non-Hispanic 19.0% 45.5% 65.6%[27] n/a
Black or African American 15.0% 16.0% 14.0% 1.5%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 60.0% 34.6% 20.3%[27] n/a
Asian 4.0% 4.0% 0.4% 0.4%
Map of racial distribution in San Bernardino, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people: White, Black, Asian, Hispanic or Other (yellow)


The 2010 United States Census[28] reported that San Bernardino had a population of 209,924. The population density was 3,519.6 people per square mile (1,358.9/km2). The racial makeup of San Bernardino was 95,734 (45.6%) White (19.0% Non-Hispanic White),[29] 31,582 (15.0%) African American, 2,822 (1.3%) Native American, 8,454 (4.0%) Asian, 839 (0.4%) Pacific Islander, 59,827 (28.5%) from other races, and 10,666 (5.1%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 125,994 persons (60.0%).[29]

The Census reported that 202,599 people (96.5% of the population) lived in households, 3,078 (1.5%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 4,247 (2.0%) were institutionalized.

There were 59,283 households, out of which 29,675 (50.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 25,700 (43.4%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 13,518 (22.8%) had a female householder with no husband present, 5,302 (8.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 5,198 (8.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 488 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 11,229 households (18.9%) were made up of individuals, and 4,119 (6.9%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.42. There were 44,520 families (75.1% of all households); the average family size was 3.89.

The population was spread out, with 67,238 people (32.0%) under the age of 18, 26,654 people (12.7%) aged 18 to 24, 56,221 people (26.8%) aged 25 to 44, 43,277 people (20.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 16,534 people (7.9%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

There were 65,401 housing units at an average density of 1,096.5 per square mile (423.4/km2), of which 29,838 (50.3%) were owner-occupied, and 29,445 (49.7%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.2%; the rental vacancy rate was 9.5%. 102,650 people (48.9% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 99,949 people (47.6%) lived in rental housing units.

According to the 2010 United States Census, San Bernardino had a median household income of ,097, with 30.6% of the population living below the federal poverty line.[29]

Ethnic diversity

This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Find sources: "San Bernardino, California" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR
(April 2012) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

Western, central, and parts of eastern San Bernardino are home to mixed-ethnic working class populations, of which the Latino and African-American populations comprise the vast majority of the city. Historically, many Latinos, primarily Mexican-Americans and Mexicans, lived on Mount Vernon Avenue on the West Side.[30] Since the 1960s, the Medical Center (formerly known as Muscoy) and Base Line corridors were mostly black, in particular in the east side and west side areas centering on public housing projects Waterman Gardens and the public housing on Medical Center drive. The heart of the Mexican-American community is on the West and Southside of San Bernardino, but is slowly expanding throughout the entire city.[31][32] San Bernardino's only Jewish congregation moved to Redlands in December 2009.[33] Some Asian Americans live in and around the city of San Bernardino, as in a late 19th-century-era (gone) Chinatown and formerly Japanese-American area in Seccombe Park on the east end of downtown, and a large East-Asian community in North Loma Linda. Others live in nearby Loma Linda to the south across the Santa Ana River. Filipinos are the largest Asian ethnic group in San Bernardino.[34] There is a historic Italian-American community in San Bernardino.[35] There is a rapid increase of Guatemalan immigrants in San Bernardino and the Inland Empire.[36] The white population in San Bernardino has declined while the Hispanic and Asian population increased.[37]


Government, retail, and service industries dominate the economy of the city of San Bernardino. From 1998 to 2004, San Bernardino's economy grew by 26,217 jobs, a 37% increase, to 97,139. Government was both the largest and the fastest-growing employment sector, reaching close to 20,000 jobs in 2004. Other significant sectors were retail (16,000 jobs) and education (13,200 jobs).[38]

The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway intermodal freight transport yard

The city's location close to the Cajon and San Gorgonio passes, and at the junctions of the I-10, I-215, and SR-210 freeways, positions it as an intermodal logistics hub. The city hosts the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway's intermodal freight transport yard, the Yellow Freight Systems' cross-docking trucking center, and Pacific Motor Trucking. Large warehouses for Kohl's, Mattel, Pep Boys, and Stater Bros. have been developed near the San Bernardino International Airport.[38]

Over the last few decades, the city's riverfront district along Hospitality Lane has drawn much of the regional economic development away from the historic downtown of the city so that the area now hosts a full complement of office buildings, big-box retailers, restaurants, and hotels situated around the Santa Ana River.[citation needed]

The closing of Norton Air Force Base in 1994 resulted in the loss of 10,000 military and civilian jobs and sent San Bernardino's economy into a downturn that has been somewhat offset by more recent growth in the intermodal shipping industry. The jobless rate in the region rose to more than 12 percent during the years immediately after the base closing. As of 2007 households within one mile of the city core had a median income of only ,480, less than half that of the Inland region as a whole.[39] Over 15 percent of San Bernardino residents are unemployed as of 2012, and over 40 percent are on some form of public assistance.[40] According to the US Census, 34.6 percent of residents live below the poverty level, making San Bernardino the poorest city for its population in California, and the second poorest in the US next to Detroit.[41]

Ambox current red Americas.svg
This section needs to be updated. Please help update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. (May 2015)

Amazon.com has built a new 950,000-square-foot (22-acre) fulfillment warehouse on the south side of the airport, that opened in the fall of 2012, promising to create 1,000 new jobs, which will make it one of the city's largest employers. Reference no longer valid

Top employers

According to the city's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[42] the top employers in the city are:

Employer # of Employees
Stater Bros. 15,000-25,000
County of San Bernardino 5,000-14,999
San Bernardino City Unified School District 5,000-14,999
Kohl's 5,000-14,999
Barrett Business Services, Inc. 1,000-4,999
San Bernardino Community College District 1,000-4,999
California Department of Transportation 1,000-4,999
Loma Linda University Medical Center 1,000-4,999
City of San Bernardino 1,117
California State University, San Bernardino 1,000-4,999

Arts and culture

Route 66 Rendezvous by the historic California Theatre.

Annual events

San Bernardino hosts several major annual events, including: Route 66 Rendezvous,[43] a four-day celebration of America's "Mother Road" that is held in downtown San Bernardino each September; the Berdoo Bikes & Blues Rendezvous, held in the spring; the National Orange Show Festival,[44] a citrus exposition founded in 1911 and also held in the spring; and, the Western Regional Little League Championships held each August, as well as the annual anniversary of the birth of the Mother Charter of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, Berdoo California Chapter.


The site of the original McDonald's restaurant is now a Route 66 museum.

The Robert V. Fullerton Museum of Art, located on the campus of California State University, San Bernardino, contains a collection of Egyptian antiquities, ancient pottery from present-day Italy, and funerary art from ancient China. In addition to the extensive antiquities on display, the museum presents contemporary art and changing exhibitions.

The Heritage House holds the collection of the San Bernardino Historic and Pioneer Society, while the San Bernardino County Museum of regional history in Redlands has exhibits relating to the city of San Bernardino as well.

The San Bernardino Railroad and History Museum is located inside the historic Santa Fe Depot. A Route 66 museum is located on the historic site of the original McDonald's restaurant.[45] It is at 1398 North E Street and West 14th Street.

Specialty museums include the Inland Empire Military Museum,[46] the American Sports Museum, and the adjacent WBC Legends of Boxing Museum.

Performing arts

  • The 1928 California Theatre (San Bernardino), California Theater of the Performing Arts in downtown San Bernardino hosts an array of events, including concerts by the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, as well as touring Broadway theater productions presented by Theatrical Arts International, the Inland Empire's largest theater company.[47]
  • San Manuel Amphitheater, originally Glen Helen Pavilion at the Cajon Pass is the largest amphitheater in the United States.
  • National Orange Show Festival The National Orange Show Events Center contains: the Orange Pavilion; a stadium; two large clear-span exhibition halls; a clear-span geodesic dome; and several ballrooms.
  • Coussoulis Arena in the University District is the largest venue of its type in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.
  • Sturges Center for the Fine Arts, including the 1924 Sturges Auditorium, hosts lectures, concerts, and other theater.[48]
  • Children's theater company Junior University presents musical performances at the San Manuel Performing Arts Center at Aquinas High School during the summer and in December.
  • The historic 1929 Fox Theater of San Bernardino, located downtown and owned by American Sports University, has recently been restored for new use.
  • The Lyric Symphony Orchestra in nearby Loma Linda, California presents concerts in the city and nearby communities.[49]

Resorts and tourism

Arrowhead Springs Hotel, circa 1907

San Bernardino is home to the historic Arrowhead Springs Hotel and Spa, located in the Arrowhead Springs neighborhood, which encompasses 1,916 acres (7.75 km2) directly beneath the Arrowhead geological monument that presides over the San Bernardino Valley. The resort contains hot springs, in addition to mineral baths and steam caves located deep underground. Long the headquarters for Campus Crusade for Christ, the site now remains largely vacant and unused since their operations moved to Florida.[50]

The 0 million Yaamava Resort & Casino, one of the few in southern California that does operate as a resort hotel, is located approximately one mile from the Arrowhead Springs Hotel and Spa.[citation needed]

The city is also home to the Arrowhead Country Club and Golf Course.

In downtown, Clarion, adjacent to the San Bernardino Convention Center, is the largest hotel while the Hilton is the largest in the Hospitality Lane District.


San Bernardino has received many informal nicknames in its history. Of these, San Berdoo, S.B.D., S.B., San B., Dino, San Bernas, and Berdoo[51][52] are the most common but are sometimes considered derogatory or undignified. Other, more official nicknames include Gate City[53] (to reflect its proximity to Los Angeles, and location at the southern and western end of the Cajon Pass, leading to the High Desert and Las Vegas, Nevada); The Friendly City;[54][55] City on the Move;[54] and, most recently, The Heartbeat of U.S. Route 66.[56]


California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) Coussoulis Arena

The California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) Coyotes compete at the NCAA Division II level in a variety of sports. San Bernardino Valley College competes in the CCCAA and is the only school to offer football at the collegiate level in San Bernardino.

CSUSB used to play their home baseball games at the downtown venue, Arrowhead Credit Union Park, but now play all their home games at the uptown venue, Fiscalini Field.[57]

San Bernardino has had other professional and semi-pro teams over the years, including the San Bernardino Jazz professional women's volleyball team, the San Bernardino Pride Senior Baseball team, and the San Bernardino Spirit California League Single A baseball team.

The Glen Helen Raceway has hosted off-road motorsport races such as rounds of the AMA Motocross Championship, Motocross World Championship and Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series.

San Bernardino also hosts the BSR West Super Late Model Series at Orange Show Speedway. The series fields many drivers, including NASCAR Camping World Truck Series regular Ron Hornaday, who drove the No. 33 in a race on July 12, 2008.

Inland Empire 66ers

The city hosts the Inland Empire 66ers baseball club of the California League, which since 2011 has been the Los Angeles Angels Single A affiliate. The team was the Los Angeles Dodgers Single A affiliate from 2007 to 2010. The 66ers play at San Manuel Stadium in downtown San Bernardino.[11]

Parks and recreation

View from Perris Hill north towards Shandin Hills. The opening of the Cajon Pass is visible in the far background.

San Bernardino offers several parks and other recreation facilities. Perris Hill Park is the largest with Roosevelt Bowl, Fiscalini Field,[58] several tennis courts, a Y.M.C.A., a senior center, a shooting range, hiking trails, and a pool. Other notable parks include: the Glen Helen Regional Park, operated by the County of San Bernardino, is located in the northernmost part of the city. Blair Park is another midsized park near the University District, it is home to a well known skate park and various hiking trails on Shandin Hills, also known as Little Mountain. In 2017, San Bernardino park honored its newest park to local heroes Bryce Hanes and Jon Cole. [59]


Local government

According to the city's 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city's various funds had 3.6 million in Revenues, 8.5 million in expenditures,

,113.3 million in total assets, 9.6 million in total liabilities, and 1.0 million in cash and investments.[60]

San Bernardino City Hall building in downtown, was designed in 1963 by César Pelli

The city of San Bernardino is a charter city, a form of government under California that allows limited home-rule, in that it can pass its own laws not in conflict with state law, such as when state law is silent, or expressly allows municipal regulations of areas of local concern. San Bernardino became a charter city in 1905, the most recent charter was passed in 2016.

The city of San Bernardino is a council-manager city with a full-time mayor elected by the city at large. The council consists of seven wards which are elected to four-year terms. The charter also created the San Bernardino City Unified School District, a legally separate agency, and the Board of Water Commissioners, a semi-autonomous, but legally indistinct commission, and a Board of Library Trustees. The City Manager is responsible for all department heads, except for the fire and police chiefs. Previously, the San Bernardino Municipal Code recognized a City Administrator.

When the city originally adopted a ward system, there were five wards. In the 1960s, the council was expanded to seven wards. The boundaries are adjusted with each federal census. The current council is:[61]

  • Mayor: John Valdivia
  • First Ward: Theodore Sanchez
  • Second Ward: Sandra Ibarra
  • Third Ward: Juan Figueroa
  • Fourth Ward: Fred Shorrett
  • Fifth Ward: Ben Reynoso
  • Sixth Ward: Kim Calvin
  • Seventh Ward: Damon Alexander

As per California law, all city positions are nonpartisan. Bob Holcomb (1922–2010) was the longest-serving mayor of San Bernardino to date, holding the office from 1971 until 1985 and again from 1989 to 1993.[62][63]

San Bernardino's legal community has two centers: downtown and Hospitality Lane. Criminal, family, and government lawyers are centered downtown, while local civil firms and outposts of state and national firms, corporate, and insurance defense firms, are located along Hospitality Lane. The government of Mexico has a consulate in downtown San Bernardino on the southeast corner of Third Street and D Street. Citizens of Mexico can obtain a Matrícula Consular, which many governments and businesses use in lieu of U.S. photo identification.


List of mayors[64]
Mayor Begin term End term
Amasa M. Lyman 1854 1854
Charles C. Rich 1855 1855
Hiram Merritt Barton May 8, 1905 June 24, 1907
John J. "Pop" Hanford June 24, 1907 May 10, 1909
Samuel W. McNabb May 10, 1909 May 8, 1911
Joseph S. Bright May 8, 1911 May 12, 1913
Michael. J. Vasquez April 20, pp April 22 bb
George H. Wixom May 10, 1915 May 12, 1919
John A. Henderson May 12, 1919 May 9, 1921
Samuel W. McNabb May 9, 1921 February 9, 1925
Grant Holcomb February 9, 1925 May 9, 1927
Ira N. Gilbert May 9, 1927 May 13, 1929
John C. Ralphs Jr. May 13, 1929 May 11, 1931
Ira N. Gilbert May 11, 1931 May 8, 1933
Ormond W. Seccombe May 8, 1933 May 3, 1935
Clarence T. Johnson May 13, 1935 May 8, 1939
Henry C. McAllister May 8, 1939 May 12, 1941
Will C. Seccombe May 12, 1941 May 12, 1947
James E. Cunningham Sr. May 12, 1947 December 15, 1950
Clarence T. Johnson December 16, 1950 May 14, 1951
George C. Blair May 14, 1951 May 9, 1955
Raymond H. Gregory May 9, 1955 December 31, 1957
Elwood D. "Mike" Kremer December 31, 1957 May 11, 1959
Raymond H. Gregory May 11, 1959 May 8, 1961
Donald G. "Bud" Mauldin May 8, 1961 May 10, 1965
Al C. Ballard May 10, 1965 May 10, 1971
W. R. "Bob" Holcomb May 10, 1971 June 2, 1985
Evlyn Wilcox June 3, 1985 June 5, 1989
W. R. "Bob" Holcomb June 5, 1989 June 7, 1993
Tom Minor June 7, 1993 March 2, 1998
Judith Valles March 2, 1998 March 6, 2006
Patrick J. Morris March 6, 2006 March 3, 2014
R. Carey Davis March 3, 2014 December 19, 2018
John Valdivia December 19, 2018 Incumbent


On July 10, 2012, the City Council of San Bernardino decided to seek protection under Chapter 9, Title 11, United States Code, making it the third California municipality to do so in less than two weeks (after Stockton and the town of Mammoth Lakes), and the second-largest ever. According to state law, the city would normally have to negotiate with creditors first, but, because they declared a fiscal emergency in June, that requirement did not apply.[19][20] The case was filed on August 1.[65]

Municipal code

As a charter city, San Bernardino may make and enforce its own laws as long as they are not in conflict with the laws of the State of California. These rules have been codified as the San Bernardino Municipal Code. Violations of the code, punishable as a misdemeanor or infraction (or both) are prosecuted by the City Attorney's Office in the San Bernardino County Superior Court. The city also has two administrative processes for violations of the code, as well as other adopted codes, like the California Building Code and the California Fire Code. One process is an administrative citation system, similar to a parking ticket, with a pay or contest procedure. The other is an administrative hearing process, generally used by the Code Enforcement Department for prosecuting multiple code violations.

Downtown San Bernardino revitalization efforts

Historic downtown post office

In June 2009, the city's Economic Development Agency, presented the San Bernardino City Council with the Downtown Core Vision/Action Plan[66]– a guide for revitalizing Downtown San Bernardino for the next 10 years. The plan, which the city council approved to support, is the culmination of a year of research, community participation, and planning led by the city's EDA and the urban planning firm EDAW which has worked on master planning across the globe for downtown areas that include Milan, Italy; London, England; New York, New York; and Denver, Colorado, to name a few.

A driving force in the initial phase of the revitalization efforts is the development of an arts and culture district in the heart of Downtown San Bernardino.[citation needed] This effort is being anchored by the historic and iconic California Theatre,[47] which has been in continuous operation since first opening its doors in 1928. California-based Maya Cinemas, which is adjacent to California Theatre, is in the process of renovating the former CinemaStar movie theatre. These two entertainment facilities are the foundation of what will become a vibrant center for the arts and culture.

Joint-power authorities

San Bernardino shares certain powers with other agencies to form legally separate entities known as joint-power authorities under California law. These include Omnitrans, which provides transportation throughout the east and west valleys of San Bernardino County, SANBAG, which coordinates transportation projects throughout the county, and the Inland Valley Development Agency, which is responsible for redevelopment of the areas around the San Bernardino International Airport.[citation needed]

County seat

San Bernardino County Court House, built in 1926.

San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, the largest organized county in the contiguous United States by area, but smaller than several boroughs and census areas in Alaska. Various state courts (for civil, criminal and juvenile trials) operate under the auspices of the Superior Court, San Bernardino District (formerly Central Division prior to the unification of the Superior and Municipal Courts in 1998). Currently, the Superior Court of California county courthouse is located at 351 North Arrowhead Avenue. It consists of a four-story building of steel and concrete construction built in 1927. A six-story addition was added in the 1950s. Currently, the 1926 structure is being retrofitted. A new courthouse, located at 247 West Third Street, opened in 2014, which houses civil courts.

Juvenile Court and Juvenile Hall are located in a county enclave adjacent to the city on Gilbert Street, near the site of the former County Hospital.

The county's District Attorney and the Public Defender both have their main offices on Mountain View Avenue, directly east of the Courthouse.

The California Court of Appeal Fourth District, Division Two used to be located in San Bernardino, but moved to Riverside in the 1990s. Federal cases (including Bankruptcy) are also heard in Riverside courthouses.

San Bernardino County Government Center, 385 North Arrowhead Avenue in downtown San Bernardino

Public safety

The 1905 Charter created the San Bernardino Police Department and chief of police; before 1905, there was a position of city marshal. The current charter places the chief of police under the direction of the mayor.

The San Bernardino City Fire Department was founded in 1878 and dissolved on July 1, 2016, to be taken over by the San Bernardino County Fire District.[67]

Charter Section 186 requires that the monthly salaries of police and fire local safety members be the average of like positions at ten comparable cities in California.[68] Thus, if the average goes up in other cities, the compensation of the local safety employees automatically rises.

Over 90 percent of local police officers do not live within the city limits.[69]

Recent police efforts include joint patrols with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department and the California Highway Patrol. As of November 2006,[70] Part 1 Crime (Murders, Rape, Robbery, Assault, Burglary and Theft) was down 14.07 percent from 2005. Stricter enforcement caused a rise in both juvenile and adult arrests.[71]

San Bernardino has long battled high crime rates. According to statistics published by Morgan Quitno, San Bernardino was the 16th most dangerous US city in 2003,[72] 18th in 2004[73] and 24th in 2005. San Bernardino's murder rate was 29 per 100,000 in 2005, the 13th highest murder rate in the country and the third highest in the state of California after Compton and Richmond.[74] Police efforts have significantly reduced crime in 2008[75] and a major drop collectively since 1993 when the city's murder rate placed ninth in the nation.[76] Thirty two killings occurred in 2009, a number identical to 2008 and the lowest murder rate in San Bernardino since 2002, but only a third of cases led to arrests.[77][78] According to findings by the U.S. Census Bureau, San Bernardino was among the most poverty-stricken cities in the nation, second nationally behind Detroit.[79]


The San Bernardino Police Department has a holding area, but pre-trial arrested suspects are transported to the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Sentenced criminals are held at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center, in the northern limits of the city in the Verdemont neighborhood. While the Central Detention Center, located at 630 East Rialto Avenue in San Bernardino, served as the main jail from 1971 to 1992, today it mostly serves federal prisoners under contract.

State and federal representation

In the California State Senate, San Bernardino is split between the 20th Senate District, represented by Democrat Connie Leyva, and the 23rd Senate District, represented by Republican Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh.[80] In the California State Assembly, it is split between the 40th Assembly District, represented by Democrat James Ramos, and the 47th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Eloise Reyes.[81]

In the United States House of Representatives, San Bernardino is in California's 31st congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of D+5[82] and is represented by Democrat Pete Aguilar.[83]


Main entrance to CSU San Bernardino along University Parkway.

San Bernardino is primarily served by the San Bernardino City Unified School District, the eighth largest district in the state,[84] although it is also served by Rim of the World (far north, mountains), Redlands (far south east) and Rialto (far west) Unified School Districts.

Colleges and universities

  • California University of Science and Medicine
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino Valley College
  • The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire
  • American Sports University
  • Inland Empire Job Corps Center
  • UEI College
  • Summit Career College

High schools

The district, as signified by its name, has elementary, intermediate, and high schools. The comprehensive high schools are:

  • Aquinas High School (San Bernardino, California)
  • Arroyo Valley High School
  • Cajon High School
  • San Andreas High School
  • San Bernardino High School
  • Pacific High School (San Bernardino)
  • Public Safety Academy Charter High School
  • Middle College High School
  • San Gorgonio High School
  • Sierra High School
  • Casa Ramona Academy for Technology, Community and Education
  • Provisional Accelerated Learning Charter Academy
  • Rim of the World High School
  • Indian Springs High School


This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (March 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)

San Bernardino is part of the Los Angeles Nielsen area. As such, most its residents receive the same local television and radio stations as residents of Los Angeles. KVCR-DT, a PBS affiliate operated by the San Bernardino Community College District, is the only local San Bernardino television station. KPXN, the Los Angeles Ion Television network affiliate, is licensed to San Bernardino, but the station maintains no physical presence there. Most of the northern section of San Bernardino cannot receive over-the-air television broadcasts from Los Angeles because Mount Baldy, and other San Gabriel Mountain peaks, block transmissions from Mount Wilson. Since the 1960s, most North San Bernardino residents have required cable television to obtain television. Today, the city has one main cable franchise: the city has Charter Communications. Mountain Shadow Cable is a small local company that provides services to the eponymous mobile home park. DBS satellite also has a presence. Local programming is handled by the city's Public, educational, and government access (PEG) cable TV channel KCSB-TV.

Historically, San Bernardino has had a number of newspapers. Today, the San Bernardino Sun, founded in 1894 (but was the continuation of an earlier paper) publishes in North San Bernardino, and has a circulation area roughly from Yucaipa to Fontana, including the mountain communities. Many older residents refer to the Sun as the Sun-Telegram, its name when it merged with the afternoon Telegram in the 1960s. The Precinct Reporter has been publishing weekly since 1965, primarily serving African American residents. Its circulation also includes Riverside County and Pomona Valley. There is also the Black Voice News that previously served Riverside has been in the area over 30 years and has more recently served African Americans that live in the community. Another local newspaper centered mostly around the African American community is the Westside Story Newspaper, established in 1987. Their coverage area extends to the greater area of San Bernardino County. They currently operate locally and online.[citation needed] The Inland Catholic Byte is the newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino. The Los Angeles Times is also widely circulated.

Another local newspaper "El Chicano by IECN". also circulates among San Bernardino residents.

The Inland Empire also has its own Arbitron area. Therefore, there are several radio stations that broadcast in San Bernardino or other Inland Empire cities. These include top 40 station KHTI, country music station KFRG, NPR member station KVCR and news/talk/music station KCAA 1050 AM, with studios in the Carousel Mall. Other than government or media outlets, there is no major internet site made for the Inland Empire.



sbX Civic Centre Station, Downtown San Bernardino.
Foothill Freeway entering San Bernardino.

Roads and highways

San Bernardino has a system of mostly publicly maintained local streets, including major arterials, some private streets, state highways, and interstate highways.

The city's street system is laid out in a grid network, mostly aligned with the public land survey system. The major streets are north–south streets, from the west, are: Meridian Avenue, Mount Vernon Avenue, E Street, Arrowhead Avenue, Sierra Way, Waterman Avenue, Tippecanoe Avenue, Del Rosa Avenue, Sterling Avenue, Arden Avenue, Victoria Avenue, Palm Avenue, and Boulder Street. The major east–west streets, from the north, are: Northpark Boulevard, Kendall Avenue, 40th Street, Marshall Boulevard, 30th Street, Highland Avenue, Base Line (Street), 9th Street, 5th Street, 2nd Street, Rialto Avenue, Mill Street, Orange Show Road, and Hospitality Lane.

The state highways include:

  • SR 18 (Waterman Avenue)
  • SR 66 (5th Street)

Freeways include:

  • I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway)
  • SR 210 (Foothill Freeway)
  • I-215 (San Bernardino Freeway, Barstow Freeway)
  • SR 259
  • SR 330

Rail service

Amtrak's Southwest Chief, operating between Los Angeles and Chicago, has one daily train in each direction that stops at the San Bernardino station.

San Bernardino is served by the Metrolink regional rail service. Two lines serve the city: the Inland Empire-Orange County Line and the San Bernardino Line. The San Bernardino Transit Center in the downtown area is where passengers can connect with BRT, and regular bus service from MARTA, Omnitrans, and VVTA.[85]

Arrow is an under construction passenger rail link to neighboring Redlands that is expected to open in 2022. Trains will begin at the San Bernardino Transit Center and make an additional stop at Tippecanoe Avenue before continuing into Redlands.

From 1941 to 1947, the city was served by the Pacific Electric Upland–San Bernardino Line.


The city of San Bernardino is a member of the joint-powers authority of Omnitrans and MARTA. A bus rapid transit corridor, called sbX Green Line, connects the north part of the city near California State University, San Bernardino and the Verdemont Hills area with the Jerry L. Pettis VA Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA.[86][87] Additional bus routes and on-demand shuttle service for the disabled and elderly is also provided by Omnitrans. MARTA provides a connection between downtown and the mountain communities.


San Bernardino International Airport (2021)

San Bernardino International Airport is physically located within the city. The airport is the former site of Norton Air Force Base which operated from 1942 - 1994. In 1989, Norton was placed on the Department of Defense closure list and the majority of the closure occurred in 1994, with the last offices finally leaving in 1995.[88][circular reference] Several warehouses have been, and continue to be, built in the vicinity. The facility, itself, is within the jurisdiction of the Inland Valley Development Agency, a joint powers authority, and the San Bernardino Airport Authority. Hillwood, a venture run by H. Ross Perot, Jr., is the master developer of the project, which it calls AllianceCalifornia. The airport does not currently offer commercial passenger service. However, both the domestic and international terminals have been completed and are ready for passenger service.[89]


  • Campo Santo Cemetery at West 27th Street between North D and North E Streets[90]
  • Home of Eternity Cemetery[91]
  • Mountain View Cemetery,[92] which contains the graves of James Earp, a member of the Earp family and heavy metal guitarist Randy Rhoads.
  • Pioneer Memorial Cemetery,[93] which contains the grave of Ellis Eames, first mayor of Provo, Utah[94]

Notable people

Main article: List of people from San Bernardino, California

Sister cities

San Bernardino's sister cities are:[95]

  • Mexico Centro, Mexico
  • South Korea Goyang, South Korea
  • Israel Herzliya, Israel
  • Nigeria Ifẹ, Nigeria
  • Rwanda Kigali, Rwanda
  • Mexico Mexicali, Mexico
  • Philippines Roxas, Philippines
  • Japan Tachikawa, Japan
  • New Zealand Tauranga, New Zealand
  • China Yushu, China
  • Russia Zavolzhye, Russia

See also

  • USS San Bernardino (LST-1189)
  • List of largest California cities by population
  • List of U.S. cities with large Hispanic populations
  • Serrano people
  • List of Mexican-American communities
North America
United States
Greater Los Angeles


  1. ^ "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "City Manager's Office". City of San Bernardino. Retrieved January 24, 2015.
  3. ^ "City Attorney's Office". City of San Bernardino. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "City of San Bernardino - Common Council".
  5. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  6. ^ "San Bernardino". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 3, 2014.
  7. ^ "San Bernardino Census". US Census. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  8. ^ https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/sanbernardinocitycalifornia,US/PST045219. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ DAVID OLSON (March 7, 2014). "IMMIGRATION: Guatemala to open San Bernardino consulate". Press Enterprise. Archived from the original on March 17, 2014.
  10. ^ "American Sports University". American Sports University. Archived from the original on June 24, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  11. ^ a b "History - Inland Empire 66ers San Manuel Stadium". Inland Empire 66ers.
  12. ^ Munro, Pamela, et al., Yaara' Shiraaw'ax 'Eyooshiraaw'a. Now You're Speaking Our Language: Gabrielino/Tongva/Fernandeño. Lulu.com: 2008.[self-published source]
  13. ^ Caballeria y Collell, Juan, HISTORY OF SAN BERNARDINO VALLEY, from the padres to the pioneers, 1810-1851, Times-Index Press, San Bernardino, Cal., 1902.
  14. ^ "City Planning - the Encyclopedia of Mormonism".
  15. ^ "History". San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Archived from the original on August 23, 2014. Retrieved November 6, 2014.
  16. ^ Modern Marvels "Fast Food Tech"; History Channel; Viewed December 3, 2009
  17. ^ "Past Winners". National Civic League. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  18. ^ "San Bernardino, California, files for bankruptcy with over

    billion in debts". Reuters. August 2, 2012. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  19. ^ a b "3rd Calif. city to file for bankruptcy in 1 month". CBS News. Retrieved July 11, 2012.
  20. ^ a b Church, Steven (August 17, 2012). "San Bernardino Bankruptcy Judge Sets Oct. 24 Deadline". BloombergBusinessWeek. Archived from the original on July 20, 2014. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  21. ^ "Average Weather for San Bernardino, CA – Temperature and Precipitation". The Weather Channel. Retrieved October 27, 2009.
  22. ^ New attack on California's dirty air by Tony Barboza, LA Times Oct. 1, 2015
  23. ^ "Station Name: CA SAN BERNARDINO F S 226". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved July 3, 2013.
  24. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  25. ^ "San Bernardino (city), California". State & County QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau.
  26. ^ a b c "Race and Hispanic Origin for Selected Cities and Other Places: Earliest Census to 1990". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on August 12, 2012.
  27. ^ a b From 15% sample
  28. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - San Bernardino city". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 4, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  29. ^ a b c "San Bernardino (city) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau". Archived from the original on November 25, 2005.
  30. ^ Quinones, Sam (June 29, 2008). "Murder trial exposes gang intrigue, greed". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
  31. ^ "Obama inspires hope on Westside – San Bernardino County Sun". Sbsun.com. March 9, 2010. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  32. ^ "Inland get-out-the-vote effort tries personal contact". Archived from the original on September 21, 2009. Retrieved 2008-10-20.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  33. ^ Faturechi, Robert (January 25, 2010). "San Bernardino loses its Jewish congregation". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 25, 2010.
  34. ^ "Filipino cultural celebration in San Bernardino". May 26, 2012.
  35. ^ "San Bernardino has plenty of Italian connections". Daily News. August 29, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
  36. ^ "IMMIGRATION: Guatemalans flocking to Inland area". March 18, 2012.
  37. ^ "Latino population up, whites decline in San Bernardino". May 17, 2012.
  38. ^ a b Advisory Services Panel (June 24–29, 2007). San Bernardino, California: Crossroads of the Southwest. Washington, D.C.: Urban Land Institute. Retrieved December 26, 2007.
  39. ^ Brown, Josh (July 25, 2007). "San Bernardino's base redevelopment efforts take circuitous path". Press Enterprise. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved December 26, 2007.
  40. ^ Willon, Phil (July 12, 2012). "Plenty of blame on long road to San Bernardino bankruptcy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
  41. ^ Romero, Dennis (October 17, 2011). "America's Second Poorest Big City is Right Here in Southern California: San Bernardino". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on December 21, 2011. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  42. ^ http://www.ci.san-bernardino.ca.us/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=29269
  43. ^ "19th Annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous". Route-66.org. Archived from the original on August 1, 2007. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  44. ^ NOS Festival Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  45. ^ "Welcome to the Historic Site Of The First McDonalds". Archived from the original on October 12, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  46. ^ "Inland Empire Military Museum". Sbsun.com. Archived from the original on February 17, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  47. ^ a b "Home".
  48. ^ "Sturges Center for the Fine Arts".
  49. ^ "Lyric Symphony Orchestra". December 4, 2010.
  50. ^ "California Historical Landmarks: San Bernardino County". Retrieved August 10, 2009.
  51. ^ "Used since the 1870s". angeles.sierraclub.org. February 25, 2003. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  52. ^ "Practical Presbyterian, Time Magazine, April 23, 1951". Time. April 23, 1951. Archived from the original on January 14, 2009. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  53. ^ See The San Bernardino Daily Sun, July 1918 quoted at Santa Fe Depot and the Railroads [1]
  54. ^ a b Interview of Edward Thomann on January 9, 2003 by Professor Joyce Hanson, for the San Bernardino Oral History Project, January 9, 2003"Historical Treasures of San Bernardino". Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved 2007-03-03.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  55. ^ "About San Bernardino". Archived from the original on October 23, 2002.
  56. ^ The Convention and Visitor's Bureau created this slogan, but no longer uses it
  57. ^ Events Calendar
  58. ^ "Fiscalini Field". Digitalballparks.com. September 15, 2002. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  59. ^ "New San Bernardino park honors local heroes Bryce Hanes, Jon Cole". May 13, 2017.
  60. ^ "City of San Bernardino CAFR". Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  61. ^ "Elected Officials". City of San Bernardino. Archived from the original on May 24, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
  62. ^ Koren, James Rufus (November 29, 2010). "Ex-mayor of San Bernardino dies at 88". The San Bernardino Sun. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  63. ^ Edwards, Andrew (December 9, 2010). "Former SB mayor W.R. "Bob" Holcomb laid to rest". Contra Costa Times. Archived from the original on December 13, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  64. ^ Mayors of San Bernardino, City of San Bernardino (accessed December 4, 2015).
  65. ^ Reid, Tim (August 2, 2012). "San Bernardino, California, files for bankruptcy with over

    billion in debts". Reuters. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved September 5, 2012.
  66. ^ City of San Bernardino EDA, Pirih Productions, and Brostrom Software Solutions. "Downtown Core Vision". Sbrda.org. Archived from the original on October 9, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  67. ^ "San Bernardino City Fire Department. Stations". Ci.san-bernardino.ca.us. Archived from the original on March 5, 2007. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  68. ^ City of San Bernardino, Charter section 186, San Bernardino Municipal Code section 1.28.020
  69. ^ Brown, Hardy (March 15, 2007). "Brinker, Derry, Kelley & McCammack 'Wrapped Up, Tied Up, Tangled Up' . . . Ethics Gone". San Bernardino Black Voice News. Archived from the original on May 21, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2012.
  70. ^ "November 2006 Part 1 Crime in San Bernardino". Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  71. ^ "Juvenile and adult arrests in San Bernardino". Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  72. ^ "Morgan Quitno. 2005 city crime statistics". Morganquitno.com. Archived from the original on December 25, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  73. ^ "Comunidad Segura. Lis Horta Moriconi, 13/09/2006. California's San Bernardino aims for a turnaround with Operation Phoenix". Comunidadesegura.org. September 13, 2006. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  74. ^ "Infoplease. Crime Data. 2005 Murder Rate in Cities". Infoplease.com. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  75. ^ Brooks, Ricahrd (July 10, 2008). "Crime falls nearly 10 percent in San Bernardino". Press Enterprise. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-20.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  76. ^ "Jet. FBI report lists cities with highest murder rates in 1993". Findarticles.com. December 19, 1994. Archived from the original on July 12, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  77. ^ Larocco, Paul (September 20, 2008). "2007 data: San Bernardino has state's 4th highest murder rate for cities above 10,000 people". Press Enterprise. A. H. Belo. Archived from the original on September 12, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
  78. ^ Larocco, Paul (January 8, 2010). "Inland's largest cities log lower or near-identical killing totals in 2009". Press Enterprise. A. H. Belo. Archived from the original on September 7, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2010.
  79. ^ Dulaney, Josh (October 16, 2011). "San Bernardino among most poverty-stricken in nation". San Bernardino Sun. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  80. ^ "Communities of Interest — City". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  81. ^ "Communities of Interest — City". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  82. ^ "Partisan Voting Index: Districts of the 113th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 5, 2013. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  83. ^ "California's 31st Congressional District - Representatives & District Map". Civic Impulse, LLC.
  84. ^ "San Bernardino City Unified School District". Archived from the original on May 4, 2012.
  85. ^ Begley, Doug (June 4, 2009). "E Street transit center chosen for Metrolink plan". Press Enterprise. A. H. Belo. Archived from the original on January 31, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2010.
  86. ^ "Pep Rally Celebrates sbX Completion". Omnitrans. April 24, 2014. Archived from the original on April 27, 2014. Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  87. ^ About sbX Archived August 23, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  88. ^ Norton Air Force Base
  89. ^ Roberts, Charles (August 4, 2009). "Jet Service comes to SBD". Highland News. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved August 4, 2009.(registration required)
  90. ^ "Campo Santo Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  91. ^ "Home of Eternity Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  92. ^ "Mountain View Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  93. ^ "Pioneer Memorial Cemetery". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  94. ^ "City of San Bernardino - Pioneer Memorial Cemetery".
  95. ^ "Sister Cities". ci.san-bernardino.ca.us. City of San Bernardino. Retrieved October 24, 2020.

Further reading

  • Edward Leo Lyman, San Bernardino: The Rise and Fall of a California Community, Signature Books, 1996.
  • Walter C. Schuiling, San Bernardino County: Land of Contrasts, Windsor Publications, 1984
  • Nick Cataldo, Images of America: San Bernardino, California, Arcadia Publishing, 2002
  • James Fallows (May 2015), What It's Like When Your City Goes Broke. "San Bernardino, California, is poor, has a high unemployment rate, is affected by drought, and is in bankruptcy court. But its real problem is something else."

External links

San Bernardino, Californiaat Wikipedia's sister projects
  • Definitions from Wiktionary
  • Media from Commons
  • News from Wikinews
  • Quotations from Wikiquote
  • Texts from Wikisource
  • Textbooks from Wikibooks
  • Travel guides from Wikivoyage
  • Resources from Wikiversity
  • Official website
  • California Welcome Center in San Bernardino
  • City of San Bernardino at the Wayback Machine (archived November 11, 1998)
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=San_Bernardino,_California&oldid=1061221721"

San Bernardino is a city located in the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area (sometimes called the Inland Empire), and serves as the county seat of …


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 20,105 square miles (52,070 km 2), of which 20,057 square miles (51,950 km 2) is land and 48 square miles (120 km 2) (0.2%) is water. It is the largest county by area in California and the largest in the United States (excluding boroughs in Alaska).

San Bernardino County (audio speaker iconlisten), officially the County of San Bernardino, is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, and is located within the Inland Empire area. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 2,035,210,[4] making it the fifth-most populous county in California and the 14th-most populous in the United States. The county seat is San Bernardino.[5]

While included within the Greater Los Angeles area, San Bernardino County is included in the Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario metropolitan statistical area, as well as the Los Angeles–Long Beach combined statistical area.

With an area of 20,105 square miles (52,070 km2), San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, although some of Alaska's boroughs and census areas are larger. The county is close to the size of West Virginia.

This vast county stretches from where the bulk of the county population resides in three Census County Divisions (Fontana, San Bernardino, and Victorville-Hesperia), counting 1,793,186 people as of the 2010 Census, covering 1,730 square miles (4,480 km2), across the thinly populated deserts and mountains. It spans an area from south of the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino Valley, to the Nevada border and the Colorado River.

With a population that is 53.7% Hispanic as of 2020, it is California's most populous majority-Hispanic county and the second-largest nationwide.[6]


This section needs expansion with: Pre-colonial history. You can help by adding to it. (October 2016)

Prior to European contact, the indigenous peoples that resided in modern-day San Bernardino County were the Taaqtam (Serrano) and ʔívil̃uqaletem (Cahuilla) peoples who lived in the San Bernardino Valley and the San Bernardino Mountains; the Chemehuevi and the Kawaiisu peoples who lived in the Mojave Desert region; and the 'Aha Makhav (Mohave) and the Piipaash (Maricopa) peoples who lived along the Colorado River.

Spanish Missionaries from Mission San Gabriel Arcángel established a church at the village of Politania in 1810. Father Francisco Dumetz named the church San Bernardino on May 20, 1810, after the feast day of St. Bernardino of Siena. The Franciscans also gave the name San Bernardino to the snowcapped peak in Southern California, in honor of the saint and it is from him that the county derives its name.[7] In 1819, they established the San Bernardino de Sena Estancia, a mission farm in what is now Redlands.

Following Mexican independence from Spain in 1821, Mexican citizens were granted land grants to establish ranchos in the area of the county. Rancho Jurupa in 1838, Rancho Cucamonga and El Rincon in 1839, Rancho Santa Ana del Chino in 1841, Rancho San Bernardino in 1842 and Rancho Muscupiabe in 1844.

Agua Mansa was the first town in what became San Bernardino County, settled by immigrants from New Mexico on land donated from the Rancho Jurupa in 1841.

Following the purchase of Rancho San Bernardino, and the establishment of the town of San Bernardino in 1851 by Mormon colonists, San Bernardino County was formed in 1853 from parts of Los Angeles County. Some of the southern parts of the county's territory were given to Riverside County in 1893.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 20,105 square miles (52,070 km2), of which 20,057 square miles (51,950 km2) is land and 48 square miles (120 km2) (0.2%) is water.[8] It is the largest county by area in California and the largest in the United States (excluding boroughs in Alaska).[9] It is slightly larger than the states of New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island combined, and is also slightly larger than Switzerland in square miles. It borders both Nevada and Arizona.

The bulk of the population, nearly two million, live in the roughly 480 square miles south of the San Bernardino Mountains adjacent to Riverside and in the San Bernardino Valley in the southwestern portion of the county. About 390,000 residents live just north of the San Bernardino Mountains, in and around the roughly 280 square-mile area that includes the Victor Valley. Roughly another 100,000 people live scattered across the rest of the sprawling county.

The Mojave National Preserve covers some of the eastern desert, especially between Interstate 15 and Interstate 40. The desert portion also includes the cities of Needles next to the Colorado River and Barstow at the junction of Interstate 15 and Interstate 40. Trona is at the northwestern part of the county, west of Death Valley. This national park, mostly within Inyo County, also has a small portion of land within San Bernardino County. The largest metropolitan area in the Mojave Desert part of the county is the Victor Valley, with the incorporated localities of Adelanto, Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Victorville. Further south, a portion of Joshua Tree National Park overlaps the county near the High Desert area, in the vicinity of Twentynine Palms. The remaining towns make up the remainder of the High Desert: Pioneertown, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, Landers, and Morongo Valley.

The mountains are home to the San Bernardino National Forest, and include the communities of Crestline, Lake Arrowhead, Running Springs, Big Bear City, Forest Falls, and Big Bear Lake.

The San Bernardino Valley is at the eastern end of the San Gabriel Valley. The San Bernardino Valley includes the cities of Ontario, Chino, Chino Hills, Upland, Fontana, Rialto, Colton, Grand Terrace, Montclair, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Highland, Redlands, and Yucaipa.

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

More than 80% of the county's land is owned by the federal government.[10] There are at least 35 official wilderness areas in the county that are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. This is the largest number of any county in the United States (although not the largest in total area). The majority are managed by the Bureau of Land Management, but some are integral components of the above listed national protected areas. Most of these wilderness areas lie entirely within the county, but a few are shared with neighboring counties (and two of these are shared with the neighboring states of Arizona and Nevada).

Except as noted, these wilderness areas are managed solely by the Bureau of Land Management and lie within San Bernardino County:

Population, race, and income
Total population[11] 2,023,452
  White[11] 1,240,228 61.3%
  Black or African American[11] 176,209 8.7%
  American Indian or Alaska Native[11] 20,762 1.0%
  Asian[11] 126,991 6.3%
  Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander[11] 5,984 0.3%
  Some other race[11] 364,236 18.0%
  Two or more races[11] 89,042 4.4%
 Hispanic or Latino (of any race)[12] 984,022 48.6%
Per capita income[13] ,932
Median household income[14] ,853
Median family income[15] ,525
Places by population and race
Place Type[16] Population[11] White[11] Other[11]
[note 1]
Asian[11] Black or African
Native American[11]
[note 2]
Hispanic or Latino
(of any race)[12]
Adelanto City 30,670 55.5% 19.4% 2.4% 21.1% 1.5% 51.8%
Apple Valley Town 68,316 76.6% 10.1% 2.0% 10.4% 0.9% 28.7%
Baker CDP 713 37.0% 52.5% 0.0% 8.7% 1.8% 69.6%
Barstow City 22,913 58.8% 18.0% 1.7% 16.4% 5.0% 39.6%
Big Bear City CDP 11,504 82.3% 13.7% 1.1% 1.3% 1.6% 23.7%
Big Bear Lake City 5,109 74.9% 20.9% 0.0% 1.8% 2.3% 24.0%
Big River CDP 1,213 88.0% 8.9% 0.0% 0.0% 3.1% 12.1%
Bloomington CDP 25,234 60.9% 33.2% 0.8% 3.5% 1.6% 83.5%
Bluewater CDP 114 100.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 10.5%
Chino City 78,050 60.8% 22.2% 9.8% 6.4% 0.9% 54.3%
Chino Hills City 74,765 55.6% 11.8% 28.3% 3.8% 0.5% 30.2%
Colton City 52,283 50.2% 32.5% 5.2% 10.4% 1.6% 68.0%
Crestline CDP 8,743 87.5% 9.7% 0.8% 1.2% 0.8% 14.2%
Fontana City 192,779 58.2% 24.8% 6.4% 9.7% 0.9% 65.9%
Fort Irwin CDP 9,781 69.4% 10.1% 7.1% 10.2% 3.2% 25.5%
Grand Terrace City 12,132 65.4% 20.8% 7.6% 5.6% 0.6% 37.9%
Hesperia City 88,247 74.9% 15.0% 2.1% 6.3% 1.7% 47.9%
Highland City 52,777 52.4% 29.5% 7.1% 10.1% 0.9% 47.9%
Homestead Valley CDP 3,072 94.7% 3.6% 1.3% 0.0% 0.4% 3.8%
Joshua Tree CDP 7,194 82.4% 10.6% 2.7% 3.0% 1.3% 16.4%
Lake Arrowhead CDP 9,434 81.0% 16.4% 0.6% 1.4% 0.6% 23.7%
Lenwood CDP 3,784 63.3% 25.1% 0.4% 9.4% 1.8% 44.7%
Loma Linda City 23,081 48.4% 15.0% 28.7% 6.8% 1.1% 22.8%
Lucerne Valley CDP 6,029 76.4% 6.6% 1.7% 12.1% 3.1% 21.3%
Lytle Creek CDP 735 86.8% 2.3% 8.2% 0.0% 2.7% 27.3%
Mentone CDP 8,670 75.5% 12.0% 4.2% 7.7% 0.7% 29.7%
Montclair City 36,802 43.1% 39.8% 10.2% 4.6% 2.3% 67.1%
Morongo Valley CDP 3,550 81.7% 15.3% 0.1% 0.0% 2.9% 25.4%
Mountain View Acres CDP 3,376 68.5% 18.2% 1.9% 11.1% 0.4% 58.4%
Muscoy CDP 11,573 52.2% 41.8% 3.2% 1.7% 1.0% 82.8%
Needles City 4,910 74.5% 9.3% 1.6% 3.0% 11.5% 16.0%
Oak Glen CDP 502 95.6% 1.4% 0.0% 3.0% 0.0% 20.9%
Oak Hills CDP 8,780 84.2% 9.6% 3.5% 0.7% 2.1% 34.5%
Ontario City 165,120 52.6% 33.9% 4.6% 7.6% 1.4% 66.5%
Phelan CDP 12,851 78.5% 14.8% 4.0% 1.2% 1.4% 29.5%
Piñon Hills CDP 6,130 93.4% 5.1% 0.4% 1.0% 0.0% 18.0%
Rancho Cucamonga City 163,151 63.2% 16.4% 10.5% 8.4% 1.5% 34.8%
Redlands City 68,995 69.6% 15.9% 7.9% 5.3% 1.3% 29.5%
Rialto City 99,501 59.2% 22.5% 2.4% 14.9% 0.9% 67.2%
Running Springs CDP 5,027 84.4% 11.2% 0.9% 0.4% 3.1% 17.6%
San Antonio Heights CDP 3,914 74.0% 18.0% 7.1% 0.1% 0.8% 21.5%
San Bernardino City 210,100 44.8% 34.9% 4.4% 14.9% 1.1% 58.8%
Searles Valley CDP 1,812 91.9% 5.0% 0.0% 2.2% 0.8% 9.9%
Silver Lakes CDP 4,508 88.1% 4.3% 3.7% 3.2% 0.7% 14.2%
Spring Valley Lake CDP 8,080 91.3% 5.4% 1.9% 1.0% 0.3% 21.1%
Twentynine Palms City 25,786 74.8% 10.1% 3.6% 7.4% 4.1% 19.8%
Upland City 74,021 61.0% 22.5% 9.3% 5.5% 1.8% 37.8%
Victorville City 111,704 62.0% 17.1% 4.5% 15.4% 1.1% 47.5%
Wrightwood CDP 4,556 96.6% 2.5% 0.9% 0.0% 0.0% 10.1%
Yucaipa City 50,862 81.0% 13.6% 2.5% 1.9% 1.0% 26.3%
Yucca Valley Town 20,508 82.7% 11.0% 2.6% 2.4% 1.4% 14.1%
Places by population and income
Place Type[16] Population[17] Per capita income[13] Median household income[14] Median family income[15]
Adelanto City 30,670 ,771 ,208 ,187
Apple Valley Town 68,316 ,229 ,664 ,811
Baker CDP 713 ,235 ,000 ,047
Barstow City 22,913 ,571 ,417 ,403
Big Bear City CDP 11,504 ,008 ,509 ,881
Big Bear Lake City 5,109 ,207 ,541 ,750
Big River CDP 1,213 ,254 ,219 ,611
Bloomington CDP 25,234 ,492 ,673 ,855
Bluewater CDP 114 ,664 ,500 ,250
Chino City 78,050 ,918 ,400 ,411
Chino Hills City 74,765 ,157 1,905 8,140
Colton City 52,283 ,385 ,788 ,195
Crestline CDP 8,743 ,872 ,478 ,171
Fontana City 192,779 ,297 ,058 ,652
Fort Irwin CDP 9,781 ,214 ,798 ,774
Grand Terrace City 12,132 ,591 ,337 ,898
Hesperia City 88,247 ,589 ,624 ,894
Highland City 52,777 ,494 ,419 ,445
Homestead Valley CDP 3,072 ,107 ,356 ,838
Joshua Tree CDP 7,194 ,501 ,510 ,221
Lake Arrowhead CDP 9,434 ,810 ,117 ,462
Lenwood CDP 3,784 ,799 ,000 ,938
Loma Linda City 23,081 ,242 ,116 ,844
Lucerne Valley CDP 6,029 ,034 ,323 ,167
Lytle Creek CDP 735 ,703 ,982 ,050
Mentone CDP 8,670 ,747 ,075 ,198
Montclair City 36,802 ,173 ,959 ,434
Morongo Valley CDP 3,550 ,084 ,734 ,321
Mountain View Acres CDP 3,376 ,573 ,427 ,125
Muscoy CDP 11,573 ,294 ,853 ,236
Needles City 4,910 ,818 ,139 ,968
Oak Glen CDP 502 ,376 ,902 ,462
Oak Hills CDP 8,780 ,805 ,882 ,158
Ontario City 165,120 ,123 ,902 ,731
Phelan CDP 12,851 ,682 ,863 ,746
Piñon Hills CDP 6,130 ,576 ,140 ,542
Rancho Cucamonga City 163,151 ,738 ,782 ,362
Redlands City 68,995 ,586 ,015 ,420
Rialto City 99,501 ,967 ,452 ,271
Running Springs CDP 5,027 ,608 ,833 ,121
San Antonio Heights CDP 3,914 ,524 ,960 2,692
San Bernardino City 210,100 ,762 ,161 ,771
Searles Valley CDP 1,812 ,908 ,970 ,472
Silver Lakes CDP 4,508 ,517 ,058 ,405
Spring Valley Lake CDP 8,080 ,390 ,344 ,877
Twentynine Palms City 25,786 ,546 ,412 ,225
Upland City 74,021 ,614 ,449 ,304
Victorville City 111,704 ,249 ,357 ,667
Wrightwood CDP 4,556 ,747 ,793 ,583
Yucaipa City 50,862 ,985 ,596 ,302
Yucca Valley Town 20,508 ,990 ,502 ,942
Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)2,180,085[18]7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[19]
1790–1960[20] 1900–1990[21]
1990–2000[22] 2010–2018[4]

The 2010 United States Census reported that San Bernardino County had a population of 2,035,210. The racial makeup of San Bernardino County was 1,153,161 (56.7%) White, 181,862 (8.9%) African American, 22,689 (1.1%) Native American, 128,603 (6.3%) Asian, 6,870 (0.3%) Pacific Islander, 439,661 (21.6%) from other races, and 102,364 (5.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,001,145 persons (49.2%).[23]

Population reported at 2010 United States Census
The county Total
White African
Asian Pacific
two or
more races
or Latino
(of any race)
San Bernardino County 2,035,210 1,153,161 181,862 22,689 128,603 6,870 439,661 102,364 1,001,145
cities and towns
White African
Asian Pacific
two or
more races
or Latino
(of any race)
Adelanto 31,765 13,909 6,511 411 617 194 8,337 1,786 18,513
Apple Valley 69,135 47,762 6,321 779 2,020 294 8,345 3,614 20,156
Barstow 22,639 11,840 3,313 477 723 278 4,242 1,766 9,700
Big Bear Lake 5,019 4,204 22 48 78 10 491 166 1,076
Chino 77,983 43,981 4,829 786 8,159 168 16,503 3,557 41,993
Chino Hills 74,799 38,035 3,415 379 22,676 115 6,520 3,659 21,802
Colton 52,154 22,613 5,055 661 2,590 176 18,413 2,646 37,039
Fontana 196,069 92,978 19,574 1,957 12,948 547 58,449 9,616 130,957
Grand Terrace 12,040 7,912 673 120 778 32 1,898 627 4,708
Hesperia 90,173 55,129 5,226 1,118 1,884 270 22,115 4,431 44,091
Highland 53,104 27,836 5,887 542 3,954 168 11,826 2,891 25,556
Loma Linda 23,261 11,122 2,032 97 6,589 154 2,022 1,245 5,171
Montclair 36,664 19,337 1,908 434 3,425 74 9,882 1,604 25,744
Needles 4,844 3,669 95 399 35 9 323 314 1,083
Ontario 163,924 83,683 10,561 1,686 8,453 514 51,373 7,654 113,085
Rancho Cucamonga 165,269 102,401 15,246 1,134 17,208 443 19,878 8,959 57,688
Redlands 68,747 47,452 3,564 625 5,216 235 8,266 3,389 20,810
Rialto 99,171 43,592 16,236 1,062 2,258 361 30,993 4,669 67,038
San Bernardino 209,924 95,734 31,582 2,822 8,454 839 59,827 10,666 125,994
Twentynine Palms 25,048 17,938 2,063 329 979 345 1,678 1,716 5,212
Upland 73,732 48,364 5,400 522 6,217 159 9,509 3,561 28,035
Victorville 115,903 56,258 19,483 1,665 4,641 489 26,036 7,331 55,359
Yucaipa 51,367 40,824 837 485 1,431 74 5,589 2,127 13,943
Yucca Valley 20,700 17,280 666 232 469 44 1,185 824 3,679
White African
Asian Pacific
two or
more races
or Latino
(of any race)
Baker 735 302 1 5 10 14 380 23 502
Big Bear City 12,304 10,252 83 202 103 31 1,089 544 2,323
Big River 1,327 1,137 14 50 2 0 54 70 160
Bloomington 23,851 12,988 649 309 330 47 8,600 928 19,326
Bluewater 172 156 2 1 0 1 9 3 11
Crestline 10,770 9,289 107 135 96 20 526 597 1,775
Fort Irwin 8,845 5,481 1,086 103 402 120 916 737 2,261
Homestead Valley 3,032 2,594 34 58 30 9 196 111 517
Joshua Tree 7,414 6,176 234 84 104 18 368 430 1,308
Lake Arrowhead 12,424 10,729 95 93 152 33 847 475 2,709
Lenwood 3,543 2,133 219 94 37 25 813 222 1,675
Lucerne Valley 5,811 4,507 170 106 90 0 676 262 1,447
Lytle Creek 701 606 6 7 23 0 25 34 98
Mentone 8,720 6,114 438 122 352 32 1,234 428 3,085
Morongo Valley 3,552 3,076 40 73 31 4 187 141 531
Mountain View Acres 3,130 1,748 215 48 98 17 861 143 1,647
Muscoy 10,644 4,459 454 125 101 16 4,992 497 8,824
Oak Glen 638 545 50 13 2 1 14 13 123
Oak Hills 8,879 6,796 266 100 226 28 1,166 297 2,719
Phelan 14,304 10,807 276 139 446 20 1,993 623 4,128
Piñon Hills 7,272 5,966 58 65 189 4 659 331 1,738
Running Springs 4,862 4,325 23 47 50 6 146 265 695
San Antonio Heights 3,371 2,765 67 24 284 15 115 101 612
Searles Valley 1,739 1,405 69 56 16 6 83 104 293
Silver Lakes 5,623 4,566 315 39 198 15 270 220 907
Spring Valley Lake 8,220 6,450 403 55 381 23 481 427 1,528
Wrightwood 4,525 4,126 38 28 51 7 112 163 538
unincorporated areas
White African
Asian Pacific
two or
more races
or Latino
(of any race)
All others not CDPs (combined) 115,368 69,810 5,951 1,738 2,997 366 29,149 5,357 61,233


As of the census[24] of 2000, there were 1,709,434 people, 528,594 households, and 404,374 families residing in the county. The population density was 85 people per square mile (33/km2). There were 601,369 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 58.9% White, 9.1% African American, 1.2% Native American, 4.7% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 20.8% from other races, and 5.0% from two or more races. 39.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 8.3% were of German, 5.5% English and 5.1% Irish ancestry. 66.1% spoke English, 27.7% Spanish and 1.1% Tagalog as their first language.

There were 528,594 households, out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 18.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone 65 years of age or older living alone. The average household size was 3.2 people, and the average family size was 3.6 people.

The number of homeless in San Bernardino County grew from 5,270 in 2002 to 7,331 in 2007, a 39% increase.[25]

In the county, the population was spread out—with 32.3% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the county was ,066, and the median income for a family was ,574. Males had a median income of ,025 versus ,993 for females. The per capita income for the county was ,856. About 12.6% of families and 15.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.6% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government and policing[edit]

County government[edit]

The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has 5 members elected from their districts:[26]

  • Paul Cook (First District),
  • Janice Rutherford (Second District),
  • Dawn Rowe (Third District),
  • Chairman Curt Hagman (Fourth District), and
  • Joe Baca Jr. (Fifth District).

Other County of San Bernardino Elected Officials [27]

State and federal representation[edit]

In the United States House of Representatives, San Bernardino County is split between 5 congressional districts:[28]

In the California State Assembly, San Bernardino County is split between 8 assembly districts:[29]

  • the 33rd Assembly District, represented by Republican Thurston Smith,
  • the 36th Assembly District, represented by Republican Tom Lackey,
  • the 40th Assembly District, represented by Democrat James Ramos,
  • the 41st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Chris Holden,
  • the 42nd Assembly District, represented by Independent Chad Mayes,
  • the 47th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Eloise Reyes,
  • the 52nd Assembly District, represented by Democrat Freddie Rodriguez, and
  • the 55th Assembly District, represented by Republican Phillip Chen.

In the California State Senate, San Bernardino County is split between 6 districts:[30]

  • the 16th Senate District, represented by Republican Shannon Grove,
  • the 20th Senate District, represented by Democrat Connie Leyva,
  • the 21st Senate District, represented by Republican Scott Wilk,
  • the 23rd Senate District, represented by Republican Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh,
  • the 25th Senate District, represented by Democrat Anthony Portantino, and
  • the 29th Senate District, represented by Democrat Josh Newman.



The San Bernardino County Sheriff provides court protection, jail administration, and coroner services for all of San Bernardino County. It provides police patrol, detective, and marshal services for the unincorporated areas of the county.

Municipal police[edit]

Municipal police departments in the county are: Fontana, San Bernardino, Rialto, Ontario, Upland, Montclair, Chino, Redlands, Colton, and Barstow. The San Bernardino County Sheriff provides contract law enforcement services to 14 incorporated cities and towns: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Big Bear, Chino Hills, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Loma Linda, Needles, Rancho Cucamonga, Twentynine Palms, Victorville, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley. Also for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. The Sheriff's Commanders assigned to these stations acts as each municipality's Chief of Police.[citation needed]


Voter registration[edit]

Population and registered voters
Total population[11] 2,023,452
  Registered voters[31][note 3] 869,637 43.0%
    Democratic[31] 339,603 39.1%
    Republican[31] 307,945 35.4%
    Democratic–Republican spread[31] 31,658 3.7%
    Independent[31] 31,121 3.6%
    Green[31] 3,174 0.4%
    Libertarian[31] 5,121 0.6%
    Peace and Freedom[31] 3,204 0.4%
    Americans Elect[31] 68 0.0%
    Other[31] 1,941 0.2%
    No party preference[31] 177,460 20.4%

Cities by population and voter registration[edit]

City Population[11] Registered voters[31]
[note 3]
Democratic[31] Republican[31] D–R spread[31] Other[31] No party preference[31]
Adelanto 30,670 29.8% 48.8% 21.7% 27.1% 11.1% 23.2%
Apple Valley 68,316 52.3% 29.1% 46.1% -17.0% 11.5% 18.4%
Barstow 22,913 37.2% 41.5% 29.0% 12.5% 11.0% 23.3%
Big Bear Lake 5,109 56.7% 23.9% 51.6% -27.7% 10.8% 17.9%
Chino 78,050 42.0% 39.2% 36.9% 2.3% 7.1% 19.8%
Chino Hills 74,765 52.6% 31.8% 40.6% -8.8% 6.9% 23.4%
Colton 52,283 38.9% 49.9% 25.4% 24.5% 7.5% 20.2%
Fontana 192,779 38.2% 48.6% 24.7% 23.9% 7.0% 22.5%
Grand Terrace 12,132 54.9% 37.0% 39.3% -2.3% 8.1% 18.9%
Hesperia 88,247 41.7% 34.3% 38.2% -3.9% 10.9% 21.2%
Highland 52,777 45.5% 38.4% 37.4% 1.0% 8.0% 19.5%
Loma Linda 23,081 46.2% 32.9% 36.3% -3.4% 8.5% 25.8%
Montclair 36,802 35.8% 50.2% 23.5% 26.7% 7.1% 21.8%
Needles 4,910 39.1% 40.8% 28.7% 12.1% 13.8% 22.8%
Ontario 165,120 36.7% 46.9% 28.5% 18.4% 7.1% 20.3%
Rancho Cucamonga 163,151 53.8% 35.6% 39.5% -3.9% 8.0% 20.3%
Redlands 68,995 56.1% 33.9% 42.4% -8.5% 8.9% 18.4%
Rialto 99,501 39.6% 52.0% 23.7% 28.3% 6.9% 20.1%
San Bernardino 210,100 36.8% 46.5% 29.5% 17.0% 7.7% 19.4%
Twentynine Palms 25,786 22.1% 27.5% 41.1% -13.6% 11.1% 24.9%
Upland 74,021 52.0% 35.4% 40.7% -5.3% 7.6% 19.3%
Victorville 111,704 38.4% 43.5% 29.6% 13.9% 10.0% 21.1%
Yucaipa 50,862 54.1% 27.5% 48.9% -21.4% 10.4% 17.5%
Yucca Valley 20,508 48.0% 28.1% 45.3% -17.2% 11.4% 20.1%


United States presidential election results for San Bernardino County, California[32]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 366,257 43.54% 455,859 54.20% 19,014 2.26%
2016 271,240 41.48% 340,833 52.12% 41,910 6.41%
2012 262,358 45.01% 305,109 52.34% 15,463 2.65%
2008 277,408 45.75% 315,720 52.07% 13,206 2.18%
2004 289,306 55.29% 227,789 43.53% 6,181 1.18%
2000 221,757 48.75% 214,749 47.21% 18,387 4.04%
1996 180,135 43.58% 183,372 44.36% 49,848 12.06%
1992 176,563 37.24% 183,634 38.74% 113,873 24.02%
1988 235,167 59.99% 151,118 38.55% 5,723 1.46%
1984 222,071 64.80% 116,454 33.98% 4,180 1.22%
1980 172,957 59.68% 91,790 31.67% 25,065 8.65%
1976 113,265 49.49% 109,636 47.90% 5,984 2.61%
1972 144,689 59.73% 85,986 35.49% 11,581 4.78%
1968 111,974 50.07% 89,418 39.99% 22,224 9.94%
1964 92,145 42.78% 123,012 57.11% 243 0.11%
1960 99,481 52.00% 90,888 47.51% 944 0.49%
1956 86,263 56.88% 64,946 42.83% 443 0.29%
1952 77,718 57.34% 56,663 41.81% 1,153 0.85%
1948 46,570 48.59% 45,691 47.68% 3,577 3.73%
1944 34,084 46.52% 38,530 52.59% 646 0.88%
1940 30,511 44.30% 37,520 54.47% 847 1.23%
1936 22,219 38.97% 33,955 59.55% 842 1.48%
1932 22,094 44.59% 24,889 50.23% 2,565 5.18%
1928 29,229 74.73% 9,436 24.13% 447 1.14%
1924 15,974 56.93% 2,634 9.39% 9,453 33.69%
1920 12,518 62.84% 5,620 28.21% 1,783 8.95%
1916 11,932 50.68% 9,398 39.92% 2,215 9.41%
1912 172 1.12% 5,835 38.03% 9,336 60.85%
1908 4,729 52.90% 2,685 30.03% 1,526 17.07%
1904 3,884 58.23% 1,573 23.58% 1,213 18.19%
1900 3,135 52.15% 2,347 39.05% 529 8.80%
1896 2,818 48.54% 2,740 47.20% 247 4.25%
1892 3,686 48.71% 2,546 33.65% 1,335 17.64%
1888 3,059 53.50% 2,388 41.76% 271 4.74%
1884 1,617 54.37% 1,288 43.31% 69 2.32%
1880 730 49.09% 711 47.81% 46 3.09%

San Bernardino County is a county in which candidates from both major political parties have won in recent elections. Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the county by a majority and by double digits in 2016. The Democratic Party also carried the county in 2008 and 2012, when Barack Obama won majorities of the county's votes, and in 1992 and 1996, when Bill Clinton won pluralities. Republican George W. Bush took the county in 2000 by a plurality and in 2004 by a majority. The county is split between heavily Latino, middle-class, and Democratic areas and more wealthy conservative areas. The heavily Latino cities of Ontario and San Bernardino went for John Kerry in 2004, but with a relatively low voter turnout. In 2006, San Bernardino's population exceeded 201,000, and in 2004, only 42,520 votes were cast in the city; in 2006, strongly Republican Rancho Cucamonga had over 145,000 residents, of whom 53,054 voted.

According to the California Secretary of State, as of February 2020, there were 1,016,190 registered voters in San Bernardino County. Of those, 410,197 (40.37%) were registered Democrats, 298,234 (29.35%) were registered Republicans, with the remainder belonging to minor political parties or declining to state.[33]

On November 4, 2008, San Bernardino County voted 67% for Proposition 8, which amended the California Constitution to ban same-sex marriages.[34]

Public safety[edit]

Law enforcement[edit]

The current district attorney is Jason Anderson, who was elected in March 2018 and took office on January 1, 2019.

The county's primary law enforcement agency is the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. The department provides law enforcement services in the unincorporated areas of the county and in 14 contract cities, operates the county jail system, provides marshal services in the county superior courts, and has numerous other divisions to serve the residents of the county.

Fire rescue[edit]

The county operates the San Bernardino County Consolidated Fire District (commonly known as the San Bernardino County Fire Department). The department provides "all-risk" fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to all unincorporated areas in the county except for several areas served by independent fire protection districts, and several cities that chose to contract with the department.


The following table includes the number of incidents reported and the rate per 1,000 persons for each type of offense.

Population and crime rates
Population[11] 2,023,452
Violent crime[35] 10,038 4.96
  Homicide[35] 121 0.06
  Forcible rape[35] 500 0.25
  Robbery[35] 3,017 1.49
  Aggravated assault[35] 6,400 3.16
Property crime[35] 35,314 17.45
  Burglary[35] 15,178 7.50
  Larceny-theft[35][note 4] 31,697 15.66
  Motor vehicle theft[35] 9,730 4.81
Arson[35] 512 0.25

Cities by population and crime rates[edit]

Cities by population and crime rates
City Population[36] Violent crimes[36] Violent crime rate
per 1,000 persons
Property crimes[36] Property crime rate
per 1,000 persons
Adelanto 32,520 199 6.12 924 28.41
Apple Valley 70,823 221 3.12 1,874 26.46
Barstow 23,188 207 8.93 843 36.36
Big Bear Lake 5,141 42 8.17 313 60.88
Chino 79,792 291 3.65 2,116 26.52
Chino Hills 76,632 64 0.84 956 12.48
Colton 53,431 189 3.54 1,907 35.69
Fontana 200,874 850 4.23 4,494 22.37
Grand Terrace 12,333 29 2.35 285 23.11
Hesperia 92,383 402 4.35 2,502 27.08
Highland 54,403 296 5.44 1,616 29.70
Loma Linda 23,819 43 1.81 626 26.28
Montclair 37,556 197 5.25 1,703 45.35
Needles 4,963 23 4.63 213 42.92
Ontario 167,933 534 3.18 5,056 30.11
Rancho Cucamonga 169,276 321 1.90 4,362 25.77
Redlands 70,399 221 3.14 2,992 42.50
Rialto 101,595 509 5.01 3,571 35.15
San Bernardino 214,987 2,022 9.41 10,510 48.89
Twentynine Palms 25,612 81 3.16 463 18.08
Upland 75,531 148 1.96 2,328 30.82
Victorville 118,687 676 5.70 4,465 37.62
Yucaipa 52,622 119 2.26 944 17.94
Yucca Valley 21,204 90 4.24 560 26.41


Colleges and universities[edit]


The San Bernardino County Library System consists of 32 branches across the county.[37] Library services offered vary from branch to branch, but include internet access, children's story times, adult literacy services, book clubs, classes, and special events.[38] The library system also offers e-books, digital music and movie downloads, free access to online learning through Lynda.com, and many other digital services.[39]

City-sponsored public libraries also exist in San Bernardino County, including A. K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands, California, which was built in 1898.[40] Other public libraries in the County include: The San Bernardino City Public Library System, Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, Upland Public Library, Colton City Library, and the Ontario City Library.[41] These libraries are separate from the county system and do not share circulation privileges.


Major highways[edit]

  • Morongo Basin Transit Authority provides bus service in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree and Twentynine Palms (including the Marine base). Limited service is also provided to Palm Springs.
  • Mountain Area Regional Transit Authority (MARTA) covers the Lake Arrowhead and Big Bear regions. Limited service is also provided to Downtown San Bernardino.
  • Needles Area Transit serves Needles and the surrounding county area.
  • Omnitrans provides transit service in the urbanized portion of San Bernardino County, serving the City of San Bernardino, as well as the area between Montclair and Yucaipa.
  • Victor Valley Transit Authority operates buses in Victorville, Hesperia, Adelanto, Apple Valley and the surrounding county area.
  • Foothill Transit connects the Inland Empire area to the San Gabriel Valley and downtown Los Angeles.
  • RTA connects Montclair, and Anaheim to Riverside County.
  • San Bernardino County is also served by Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains. Metrolink commuter trains connect the urbanized portion of the county with Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties.
  • Commercial domestic and international passenger flights are available at Ontario International Airport. Ontario is also the second-largest air freight hub in the Southern California region after LAX.
  • Though commercial passenger operations have been planned and discussed for years, San Bernardino International Airport is currently being developed mainly as an additional air freight hub in the region and is the site of general aviation operations which were moved from the now-closed Rialto airport. SBIA can be accessed from I-215 via Mill Street, I-10 via Tippecanoe Avenue, and I-210 via 3rd Street. Terminal construction recently finished[when?], and commercial flights are planned, awaiting carriers to select SBD as a destination airport. There is also a logistics center for Amazon's Amazon Air service that has recently completed construction on the airport grounds.
  • Southern California Logistics Airport (Victorville) is a major airplane graveyard, general aviation airport, and a Partial Air Force Installation.
  • The County of San Bernardino owns six general aviation airports: Apple Valley Airport, Baker Airport, Barstow-Daggett Airport, Chino Airport, Needles Airport, and Twentynine Palms Airport.
  • Other general aviation airports in the county include: Big Bear City Airport, Cable Airport (Upland), Hesperia Airport (not listed in NPIAS),[42] and Redlands Municipal Airport

California Attorney General Jerry Brown sued the county in April 2007 under the state's environmental quality act for failing to account for the impact of global warming in the county's 25-year growth plan, approved in March. The Center for Biological Diversity, the Sierra Club and the Audubon Society also sued in a separate case. According to Brendan Cummings, a senior attorney for the plaintiffs: "San Bernardino has never seen a project it didn't like. They rubber-stamp development. It's very much of a frontier mentality." The plaintiffs want the county to rewrite its growth plan's environmental impact statement to include methods to measure greenhouse gases and take steps to reduce them.[43]

According to county spokesman David Wert, only 15% of the county is controlled by the county[clarification needed]; the rest is cities and federal and state land. However, the county says it will make sure employment centers and housing are near transportation corridors to reduce traffic and do more to promote compact development and mass transit. The county budgeted 5,000 to fight the lawsuit.[43]

The state and the county reached a settlement in August 2007.[44] The county agreed to amend its general plan to include a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan, including an emission inventory and reduction targets.




City Year
Median income,
Land area
sq mi (km2)
Adelanto 1970 34,160 ,925 56.009 (145.062)
Apple Valley 1988 73,508 ,313 73.193 (189.57)
Barstow 1947 23,972 ,556 41.385 (107.186)
Big Bear Lake 1981 5,281 ,869 6.346 (16.435)
Chino 1910 91,583 ,035 29.639 (76.766)
Chino Hills 1991 83,447 ,241 44.681 (115.723)
Colton 1887 54,741 ,329 15.324 (39.689)
Fontana 1952 213,739 ,085 42.432 (109.899)
Grand Terrace 1978 12,584 ,073 3.502 (9.07)
Hesperia 1988 95,274 ,058 73.096 (189.316)
Highland 1987 55,406 ,524 18.755 (48.575)
Loma Linda 1970 24,382 ,358 7.516 (19.467)
Montclair 1956 39,437 ,360 5.517 (14.289)
Needles 1913 4,982 ,613 30.808 (79.793)
Ontario 1891 181,107 ,014 49.941 (129.345)
Rancho Cucamonga 1977 177,751 ,118 39.851 (103.212)
Redlands 1888 71,586 ,681 36.126 (93.565)
Rialto 1911 103,440 ,197 22.351 (57.889)
San Bernardino 1854 215,941 ,244 59.201 (153.33)
Twentynine Palms 1987 26,418 ,975 59.143 (153.179)
Upland 1906 77,000 ,480 15.617 (40.448)
Victorville 1962 122,312 ,426 73.178 (189.529)
Yucaipa 1989 53,682 ,539 27.888 (72.231)
Yucca Valley 1991 21,726 ,057 40.015 (103.639)

Census-designated places[edit]

  • Afton
  • Rice
  • Siberia
  • Calico

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of San Bernardino County.[48]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 San Bernardino City 222,101
2 Fontana City 208,393
3 Ontario City 175,265
4 Rancho Cucamonga City 174,453
5 Victorville City 134,810
6 Rialto City 104,026
7 Hesperia City 99,818
8 Chino City 91,403
9 Upland City 79,040
10 Chino Hills City 78,411
11 Apple Valley Town 75,791
12 Redlands City 73,168
13 Highland City 56,999
14 Yucaipa City 54,542
15 Colton City 53,909
16 Adelanto City 38,046
17 Montclair City 37,865
18 Twentynine Palms City 28,065
19 Barstow City 25,415
20 Loma Linda City 24,791
21 Bloomington CDP 24,339
22 Yucca Valley Town 21,738
23 Phelan CDP 13,859
24 Grand Terrace City 13,150
25 Big Bear City CDP 12,738
26 Lake Arrowhead CDP 12,401
27 Crestline CDP 11,650
28 Muscoy CDP 10,719
29 Spring Valley Lake CDP 9,598
30 Mentone CDP 9,557
31 Oak Hills CDP 9,450
32 Fort Irwin CDP 8,096
33 Piñon Hills CDP 7,258
34 Joshua Tree CDP 6,489
35 Silver Lakes CDP 6,317
36 Lucerne Valley CDP 5,331
37 Running Springs CDP 5,268
38 Big Bear Lake City 5,046
39 Needles City 4,931
40 Wrightwood CDP 4,720
41 Lenwood CDP 3,623
42 Morongo Valley CDP 3,514
43 San Antonio Heights CDP 3,441
44 Mountain View Acres CDP 3,337
45 Homestead Valley CDP 2,789
46 Searles Valley CDP 1,565
47 Colorado River Indian Reservation[49] AIAN 1,395
48 Big River CDP 1,084
49 Lytle Creek CDP 725
50 Oak Glen CDP 602
51 Baker CDP 442
52 Chemehuevi Reservation[50] AIAN 464
53 Fort Mojave Indian Reservation[51] AIAN 253
54 San Manuel Reservation[52] AIAN 137
55 Bluewater CDP 116
56 Twenty-Nine Palms Reservation[53] AIAN 5

Places of interest[edit]

See also[edit]

  • flagGreater Los Angeles portal
  • Chino Champion, Chino
  • Daily Press, Victorville
  • The Daily Report, Ontario
  • Desert Dispatch, Barstow
  • Desert Star, Needles
  • The Desert Trail, Twentynine Palms
  • Hi-Desert Star, Yucca Valley
  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Rancho Cucamonga
  • News Mirror, Yucaipa
  • Redlands Daily Facts, Redlands
  • The San Bernardino Sun, San Bernardino
  • Upland News, Upland

  1. ^ Other = Some other race Two or more races
  2. ^ Native American = Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander American Indian or Alaska Native
  3. ^ a b Percentage of registered voters with respect to total population. Percentages of party members with respect to registered voters follow.
  4. ^ Only larceny-theft cases involving property over 0 in value are reported as property crimes.

  1. ^ "San Bernardino County". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 18, 2015.
  2. ^ "San Gorgonio Mountain". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Explore Census Data".
  4. ^ a b c "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 21, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  6. ^ "P2: HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE". 2020 Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 10, 2021.
  7. ^ Van de Grift Sanchez, Nellie (1914). Spanish and Indian place names of California: their meaning and their romance. A.M. Robertson. p. 74. Retrieved June 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "DataSet.txt". State & County QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 30, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2012. (See "Download the Database Archived November 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine" for an explanation of this data set.)
  10. ^ "COUNTY of SAN BERNARDINO PUBLIC LANDS AT A GLANCE" (PDF). Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B02001. U.S. Census website. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  12. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B03003. U.S. Census website. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  13. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19301. U.S. Census website. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  14. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19013. U.S. Census website. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  15. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B19113. U.S. Census website. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  16. ^ a b U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. U.S. Census website. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  17. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. American Community Survey, 2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B01003. U.S. Census website. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  18. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved October 18, 2019.
  19. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  20. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  21. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  22. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  23. ^ "2010 Census P.L. 94-171 Summary File Data". United States Census Bureau.
  24. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  25. ^ Quan, Douglas (September 25, 2007). "S.B. County steps up fight against homelessness". Press Enterprise. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved December 24, 2007.
  26. ^ "San Bernardino County - Board of Supervisors". www.sbcounty.gov.
  27. ^ "Elections Office of the Registrar of Voters > Elected Officials & Candidates > County". www.sbcountyelections.com. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
  28. ^ "Counties by County and by District". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Archived from the original on September 30, 2013. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  29. ^ "Communities of Interest - Counties". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  30. ^ "Communities of Interest - Counties". California Citizens Redistricting Commission. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved September 24, 2014.
  31. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q California Secretary of State. February 10, 2013 - Report of Registration Archived July 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 31, 2013.
  32. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org.
  33. ^ "Report of Registration as of May 4, 2009 - Registration By County" (PDF). sos.ca.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 13, 2010. Retrieved November 30, 2010.
  34. ^ "Gay marriage ban: A tale of two votes". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved January 17, 2018.
  35. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice, State of California. Table 11: Crimes – 2009 Archived December 2, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  36. ^ a b c United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Crime in the United States, 2012, Table 8 (California). Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  37. ^ "Library Locations". San Bernardino County Library. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  38. ^ "Courses and Events". San Bernardino County Library. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  39. ^ "Research and e-Content". San Bernardino County Library. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  40. ^ "A.K. Smiley Public Library history". Archived from the original on August 29, 2011.
  41. ^ "Public libraries in San Bernardino County, CA". Google Maps. January 1, 1970. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  42. ^ Site L26 List of airports in California
  43. ^ a b Ritter, John (June 5, 2007). "Inland Empire's 25-year growth targeted". USA Today. Retrieved November 10, 2007.
  44. ^ Office of the Attorney General, State of California, Brown Announces Landmark Global Warming Settlement, August 21, 2007.
  45. ^ "NASA Earth Observations Data Set Index". NASA. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  46. ^ Bureau, U.S. Census. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
  47. ^ Husing, John (October 2014). "Inland Empire City Profile 2014" (PDF). Inland Empire Quarterly Economic Report. Redlands: Economics & Politics, Inc. 26 (4). Retrieved January 4, 2015.
  48. ^ "Explore Census Data". United States Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 8, 2021.
  49. ^ "US Census Bureau 2010 Census Interactive Population Map". www.census.gov.
  50. ^ "US Census Bureau 2010 Census Interactive Population Map". www.census.gov.
  51. ^ "US Census Bureau 2010 Census Interactive Population Map". www.census.gov.
  52. ^ "US Census Bureau 2010 Census Interactive Population Map". www.census.gov.
  53. ^ "US Census Bureau 2010 Census Interactive Population Map". www.census.gov.
  54. ^ "County Highpoints - Regional Lists". www.cohp.org.

Coordinates: 34°50′N 116°11′W / 34.83°N 116.19°W / 34.83; -116.19


The event takes place at the National Orange Show Events Center, which also hosts a weekly swap meet that showcases more than 200 vendors. In downtown San Bernardino, the California Theatre of the Performing Arts is in a onetime Fox Theater built in 1928 and now hosts touring Broadway musicals and concerts by the San Bernardino Symphony.


Toll Free (888) 818-8988 Privacy Policy | Accessibility


City Information Center. Vanir Tower, 290 North D Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401 T. 909-384-7272 (SB Direct) Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m ...


Things to Do in San Bernardino, California: See Tripadvisor's 9,845 traveler reviews and photos of San Bernardino tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in January. We have reviews of the best places to see in San Bernardino. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.


California State University, San Bernardino has extended the deadline for accepting applications for the Fall 2022 term for First Year (Freshmen), Upper Division Transfer, Graduate, and International Students to December 15, 2021.


Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.

San Bernardino 2022: Best of San Bernardino, CA …

Essential San Bernardino Do Places to see, ways to wander, and signature experiences. See all Original McDonald's Site and Museum 295 Speciality Museums San Bernardino National Forest 124 Forests Rim of the World Highway 39 Scenic Drives Kelso Depot 109 Historic Sites, Visitor Centers San Manuel Stadium 67 Arenas & Stadiums Deep Creek Hot Springs

  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
    $$ - $$$ • American, Bar, Pub
  • $$ - $$$ • American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
  • $$ - $$$ • American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
  • $$ - $$$ • American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
  • $ • American, Cafe, Diner
  • $$ - $$$ • Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly

Zillow has 336 homes for sale in San Bernardino CA. View listing photos, review sales history, and use our detailed real estate filters to find the perfect place.


View Full Report Card. editorial. San Bernardino is a city in California with a population of 216,089. San Bernardino is in San Bernardino County. Living in San Bernardino offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In San Bernardino there are a lot of parks. Many families live in San Bernardino and residents ...


May, October and April are the most pleasant months in San Bernardino, while August and July are the least comfortable months. State: California. County: San Bernardino County. Metro Area: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metro Area. City: San Bernardino. Zip Codes: 92407 92404 92410 92405 92411 92408 92401. Cost of Living: 10.4% higher.


The History of the city of San Bernardino, California. This part of California has been inhabited for the over ten thousand years and during the recent historic period, afte Spanish settlement, the natives were named "Serrano" which is the Spanish word for "Hill people"; there were several groups, and near Big Bear Lake lived the Yuhaviatam (Pine People) the state …


San Bernardino-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above California state average. It is 7382% greater than the overall U.S. average. On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a …

9 Things To Do In San Bernardino

6. Watch a Minor League Baseball game at San Manuel Stadium. Situated in the town’s downtown area, the San Manuel Stadium is the home to the Inland Empire 66ers of San Bernardino; the city’s minor league baseball team. If you happen to be in town during baseball season, watching a game in the stadium could be one of the most exciting things ...

The History of Sacramento

Sacramento is California’s capital city and it’s full of culture and uniqueness. Come along and dive into the rich Sacramento history.

11 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health

These 11 tips will help you boost your mental health despite the stress and hustle of your daily life.

9 Ways Sonoma County Can Offer A Lifestyle You Enjoy

Looking for something different when it comes to lifestyle in the Golden State? Sonoma County might have just what you need.

The Best Bixby Bridge Photo Ops

Here are the best Bixby Bridge Photo Ops in one of the most Instagrammable and photogenic landmarks in California.


The Assessor-Recorder-Clerk has no legal authority to determine legal ownership of property. The Assessor’s Property Information is for assessment purposes only. To determine current legal ownership of property, individuals should contact a real estate attorney or title company. Public Official Records can also be searched.


655 East Third Street San Bernardino, California 92415-0061. Follow Us! Non-Emergency Dispatch


COVID-19: COURT OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC Revised 11/23/2021 - 9:00 am. Updated Safety Protocols Effective Monday, July 26, 2021. See Public Notice for More Details.-A A + A


Living in San Bernardino, CA. San Bernardino is a big city located in the state of California.The city has a population of 214,581 residents. With a population density of 3,488 people per square mile, San Bernardino is well above the nation's average density level.


Recorder-Clerk. 222 W. Hospitality Lane, 1st Floor. San Bernardino, CA 92415-0022. In-Person: In-Person: Appointment are strongly encouraged and prioritized. Call the office you wish to visit. Please call the office you wish to visit to search our Public Official Record index.

San Bernardino is California’s most dangerous city, by ...

22-12-2020 · The cost of crime in the city of San Bernardino was estimated by MoneyGeek at ,959 per resident. My trusty spreadsheet tells me that’s the highest per-capita cost among the 73 large cities in ...


When you look at one financial measure of crime, San Bernardino is the state’s most dangerous city and Thousand Oaks, the safest.

An intriguing safety scorecard with an economic twist was created by MoneyGeek, a financial website, and analyzes the cost of crime per resident in 300 large U.S. cities, including 73 in California.

The analysts combined traditional per-capita FBI crime statistics with a measurement of the societal cost of crime. MoneyGeek used academic research from professors at the University of Miami and the University of Colorado, Denver who looked at the economic losses suffered by victims plus what government spends on police, the legal system and jails.

The cost of crime in the city of San Bernardino was estimated by MoneyGeek at ,959 per resident. My trusty spreadsheet tells me that’s the highest per-capita cost among the 73 large cities in the state and 10th highest among the overall 300 nationwide. MoneyGeek found the city had the second-highest violent crime rate among these California cities and the fourth-highest property crime rate.

Oakland had the state’s second-highest crime cost (17th-highest nationally) at ,507 per person. Its violent crime was third-highest, and it was tops for property crime.

This same study scored Thousand Oaks as the safest big city in the state (No. 2 nationally) with a 3 crime cost per resident. It had the third-lowest rates for violent crime and property crime in California.

Irvine was graded as the state’s No. 2 safest city (No. 5 nationally) with its 4 crime cost. It had the lowest violent crime rate and the fifth-lowest property crime level.

To be honest, rankings are typically part science and part art and should be viewed with some skepticism — and for their entertainment value.

So many of us love such scorecards comparing where we live with other places. Well, we hate them when the results are disappointing. But at a minimum, they can be great discussion starters.

Look at what this MoneyGeek study broadly suggests: California has relatively safe big cities. My trusty spreadsheet reveals the 73 Golden State cities in the report averaged a

,253 crime cost per resident vs. ,007 for the 227 other U.S. cities ranked by MoneyGeek.

Here’s how other cities in the four counties covered by the Southern California News Group fared in Money Geek’s rankings, ranked from safest to most dangerous …

Los Angeles County

  • Santa Clarita: No. 4 safest in the state (No. 13 of 300 nationally) on 5 crime cost president. Violent crime? No. 6 of California cities studied. Property crime? No. 2 of the 73.
  • Burbank: No. 13 in state (No. 34 U.S.) on 0 cost. Violent crime? No. 13. Property? No. 50.
  • Glendale: No. 16 in state (No. 40 U.S.) on 7 cost. Violent crime? No. 4. Property? No. 16.
  • El Monte: No. 19 in state (No. 57 U.S.) on 9 cost. Violent crime? No. 23. Property? No. 12.
  • Downey: No. 34 in state (No. 108 U.S.) on 3 cost. Violent crime? No. 29. Property? No. 36.
  • Pasadena: No. 38 in state (No. 114 U.S.) on 6 cost. Violent crime? No. 47. Property? No. 27.
  • Inglewood: No. 40 in state (No. 117 U.S.) on 9 cost. Violent crime? No. 61. Property? No. 34.
  • West Covina: No. 43 in state (No. 121 U.S.) on 1 cost. Violent crime? No. 21. Property? No. 38.
  • Norwalk: No. 46 in state (No. 131 U.S.) on

    ,047 cost. Violent crime? No. 44. Property? No. 11.
  • Palmdale: No. 51 in the state (No. 143 U.S.) on

    ,113 cost. Violent crime? No. 46. Property? No. 8.
  • Long Beach: No. 59 in the state (No. 181 U.S.) on

    ,487 cost. Violent crime? No. 56. Property? No. 47.
  • Lancaster: No. 61 in the state (No. 195 U.S.) on

    ,609 cost. Violent crime? No. 69. Property? No. 32.
  • Los Angeles: No. 62 in the state (No. 197 U.S.) on

    ,647 cost. Violent crime? No. 65. Property? No. 46.
  • Pomona: No. 65 in the state (No. 203 U.S.) on

    ,714 cost. Violent crime? No. 62. Property? No. 53.

Orange County

  • Orange: No. 14 safest in state (No. 36 of 300 nationally) on 6 crime cost per resident. Violent crime? No. 7 of California cities studied. Property crime? No. 14 of the 73.
  • Huntington Beach: No. 15 in state (No. 38 U.S.) on 4 crime cost. Violent crime? No. 15. Property? No. 30.
  • Costa Mesa: No. 17 in state (No. 50 U.S.) on 4 crime cost. Violent crime? No. 25. Property? No. 61.
  • Fullerton: No. 23 in state (No. 70 U.S.) on 0 crime cost. Violent crime? No. 24. Property? No. 41.
  • Anaheim: No. 28 in state (No. 93 U.S.) on 2 crime cost. Violent crime? No. 30. Property? No. 44.
  • Garden Grove: No. 33 in state (No. 103 U.S.) on 2 crime cost. Violent crime? No. 28. Property? No. 42.
  • Santa Ana: No. 50 in state (No. 138 nationally) on

    ,076 crime cost. Violent crime? No. 49. Property? No. 29.

Riverside County

  • Temecula: No. 8 safest in the state (No. 20 of 300 nationally) on 8 crime cost per resident. Violent crime? No. 8 of California cities studied. Property crime? No. 40 of the 73.
  • Murrieta: No. 12 in state (No. 32 nationally) on 9 cost. Violent crime? No. 2. Property? No. 4.
  • Corona: No. 21 in state (No. 59 nationally) on 1 cost. Violent crime? No. 12. Property? No. 28.
  • Jurupa Valley: No. 47 in state (No. 132 nationally) on

    ,049 cost. Violent crime? No. 27. Property? No. 43.
  • Riverside: No. 55 in state (No. 165 nationally) on

    ,304 cost. Violent crime? No. 55. Property? No. 56.
  • Moreno Valley: No. 56 in state (No. 168 nationally) on

    ,329 cost. Violent crime? No. 41. Property? No. 51.

San Bernardino County

  • Rancho Cucamonga: No. 26 safest in the state (No. 81 of 300 nationally) on 0 crime cost per resident. Violent crime? No. 26 of California cities studied. Property crime? No. 22 of the 73.
  • Fontana: No. 31 in state (No. 99 nationally) on 9 cost. Violent crime? No. 34. Property? No. 9.
  • Ontario: No. 53 in state (No. 147 nationally) on

    ,159 cost. Violent crime? No. 38. Property? No. 45.
  • Victorville: No. 58 in state (No. 180 nationally) on

    ,475 cost. Violent crime? No. 66. Property? No. 19.
  • Rialto: No. 64 in state (No. 201 nationally) on

    ,677 cost. Violent crime? No. 59. Property? No. 58.

Get the latest news delivered daily!

  • The crash occurred on Sunday a little after 6 a.m. on the eastbound freeway, at the Grand Avenue off-ramp
  • It happened early Thursday in the area of Alessandro Boulevard and Frederick Street.
  • The fire was 80% contained Saturday evening.
  • Officers were called to a shooting near the intersection of Thomas and Commercial streets on Friday around 9 p.m.

50. Cimmeron. 1,358. 9,800. ,820. Editor's Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don't freak out we updated this article for 2022. This is our time ranking the worst neighborhoods to live in San Bernardino.


MAPS OF SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA Check out the latest Maps in a variety of categories including cost of living, population, and commute time. You can also use our New Interactive Map to explore places. ZIP CODES IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA 92407 92404 92410 92405 92411 92408 92401.


San Bernardino is a city located in San Bernardino County, California. As of 2013, its population was 213,708. City government See also: Mayor-council government and Council-manager government The city of San Bernardino utilizes a council-manager system.


San Bernardino County, California, United States, maps, List of Towns and Cities, Street View, Geographic.org


New - 15 hours ago. For Sale. 9,999. 3 bed. 2 bath. 1,486 sqft. 0.27 acre lot. 448 W Marshall Blvd, San Bernardino, CA 92405.


San Bernardino home for sale: Spacious single story home with 3 bedrooms 2 full bath. garage converted to family area unknown if permitted. Formal living area, dining area, custom covered patio area, corner lot, garden that is well cared for with fruit trees, rose garden, and plenty of room for family entertainment.


Linda Santillano has served as Property Tax Division chief since October 2017. She joined ATC in 2005 and held various positions in the Internal Audits and Property Tax Divisions prior to promoting to her current post. She holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from California State University, San ...

Thank you for visiting the website ("Site") of the San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector ("we," "us," or "our"). We recognize your concern about privacy and security on the Internet. This Privacy & Security Policy describes the types of information gathered about you from your visit to this Site and establishes how we will use such information. You may not use the Site if you do not agree with this Privacy & Security Policy.


Information Subject to Public Records Laws and Other Legal Requirements
Please be advised that we are subject to the public records laws of the State of California ("California Public Records Act") and that much of the information you submit to us is public information under these laws. All information you submit to us through this Site (by e-mail, surveys, or otherwise, as described below), including personally identifiable information, may be subject to the disclosure and access provisions of the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements. Consequently, under certain circumstances, we may be required to disclose such information in accordance with the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements.

No Unnecessary Personally Identifiable Information Collected
We do not collect personally identifiable information (e.g., your name, address, email address, credit/debit card number, checking account number or other information which can be associated with you without additional information) when you visit this Site, unless you use our Site to make a payment or purchase or otherwise choose to provide that information to us. The personally identifiable information collected through our Site and the personally identifiable information you otherwise choose to provide to us will be used and retained as described in the remainder of this Privacy & Security Policy.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically
We may collect and store information automatically when you visit our Site for statistical purposes. For example, we may count the number of visitors to the different sections of our Site to help us make our Site more useful to its users. We may also use this information to monitor your compliance with the Terms of Use and the applicable Terms of Payment. The information collected may include such items as the name and domain of the host from which you access the Internet, the Internet Protocol ("IP") address of the computer you are using, your browser software and operating system, and the time and date of your visit. This information does not identify you personally.

Personally Identifiable Information Collected from Emails, Surveys, Etc. By sending us an email (e.g., by selecting the Contact Us option or emailing), you are sending us personally identifiable information (i.e., your name, address, email address, or other information which can be associated with you without additional information). We store this information in order to respond to your request or otherwise address the subject matter of your email. From time to time, we may ask you for specific personally identifiable information, such as name and address, the properties on which tax is owed, and other pertinent information, in the form of an inquiry, survey, feedback form, questionnaire, or other means, all with the goal of providing better service. We will only retain the information that you provide in response to the inquiry, survey, etc.

You should know that email and these other means generally are not secure, and may also be subject to the disclosure requirements of the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements.

Personally Identifiable Information Transmitted and Stored for Online Financial Transactions
A user must provide certain contact information, including an account holder's name, email address, and billing address, along with certain financial information, such as a checking account number or a credit/debit card number, card expiration date, and card security code, in order to make a payment or purchase over the Internet. When you use this Site to make a payment or purchase using a checking account or a credit/debit card, you will be transferred to a portion of the Site hosted by our contracted payment processing vendor, PaymentExpress - Grant Street Group. This payment processor will prompt you to enter all information necessary to make such payment or purchase, and will thereafter take all steps necessary to process the payment on our behalf. The payment processor will abide by our privacy and security requirements while collecting such information and processing such payments on our behalf. Please note the following regarding the security of personally identifiable information you provide to us in order for us to process these transactions:

  • We are committed to data security and the data quality of personally identifiable information that is either available from or collected by our Site. We have taken reasonable precautions to protect such information from disclosure, loss, misuse, or alteration. We require "secure data networks" be operated, which are protected by industry standard firewalls and password protection systems. We require that only authorized individuals be permitted to have access to the information provided by our users.
  • We require the use of Transport Layer Security (TLS) standard transmission encryption to protect transmission of users' personally identifiable information submitted in connection with making a payment or purchase. TLS is a security technology designed to enable your browser to send and receive information with another server in an encrypted format. Your browser's security icon, usually located in the top or bottom status bar of your browser's window, reflects the security condition of the browser. The lock icon indicates that your browser is communicating over a secure link.
  • We require that all the information you provide to us in this manner is stored securely.

Use of Personally Identifiable Information
As described above, a user must provide certain contact information and financial information in order for the user to make a payment or purchase through our Site. We require that this information be used only for the limited purpose of processing these transactions and as otherwise permitted by the rules and regulations of the applicable credit card associations, debit card networks, credit/debit card issuers, credit/debit card processors, and/or financial institutions. We do not permit this information to be used for marketing purposes and we require that it be retained in accordance with banking and accounting requirements.

Sharing Personally Identifiable Information with Third Parties
We do not share personally identifiable information with third parties, except that we will provide the necessary personally identifiable information listed above to the companies assisting us with processing credit/debit card and eCheck transactions through our Site. In some circumstances, we may also be required by law to disclose certain personally identifiable information in accordance with the disclosure requirements of the California Public Records Act or other legal requirements or we may disclose such information to law enforcement and/or fraud investigatory agencies.

Use of Cookies A "cookies" is a small text file that a website can place on your computer for the duration of your visit to the Site. It is used only for session integrity during your visit to the Site and not for any marketing or information-gathering purposes.

Our Site uses only non-persistent temporary "cookies" and neither places any permanent information on nor retrieves it from the user's computer. If you want to browse this Site without any interruptions, please make sure that your browser is not set to disable placement of "cookies" on your computer.

Website Links to Other Sites Not Covered by Privacy & Security Policy
This Privacy & Security Policy describes the information we gather through our Site and how we use such information. Our Site may contain links to websites maintained by other County departments, public agencies, or private organizations. Once you link to another website, you are no longer subject to this Privacy & Security Policy, but rather are subject to the privacy and security policy of the website containing the document. You use that website and anything contained on that website at your own risk.

Use of Google's reCAPTCHA
In order to enhance the security of our Site, we have implemented Google's reCAPTCHA. We utilize Google's reCAPTCHA to detect malicious software and provide an additional layer of protection to our Site from spam and abuse. Please be advised that its use is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Contact Information
Should you have any further questions regarding this Privacy & Security Policy or your interaction with our Site, please contact us at em1.png.

Changes to the Privacy & Security Policy
We may add to, delete, or change the terms of this Privacy & Security Policy from time to time. This document will be updated to reflect such changes. By using our Site, you consent to this Privacy & Security Policy, as it is changed from time to time.


san bernardino News. Model exhibit of memorial for San Bernardino shooting victims now open. Although it isn't complete yet, the public is getting a first look at the long-awaited monument ...


Most accurate 2021 crime rates for San Bernardino, CA. Your chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Bernardino is 1 in 67 and property crime is 1 in 36. Compare San Bernardino crime data to other cities, states, and neighborhoods in the U.S. on NeighborhoodScout.

With a crime rate of 43 per one thousand residents, San Bernardino has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within California, more than 94% of the communities have a lower crime rate than San Bernardino. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found San Bernardino to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare San Bernardino to other communities of similar population, then San Bernardino crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how San Bernardino does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how San Bernardino does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in San Bernardino.

For San Bernardino, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in San Bernardino is one in 67.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that San Bernardino experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that San Bernardino's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes San Bernardino a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in San Bernardino is one in 36.

Importantly, we found that San Bernardino has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in San Bernardino is one in 129.

(100 is safest)

Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 68 135 740 2,372
Rate per 1,000 0.31 0.61 3.33 10.68
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,279 3,252 1,724
Rate per 1,000 5.76 14.64 7.76
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

For rent by owner - 4-bed/2-bath house in San Bernardino. 5. Townhouse.

,400. Available Now. 2 Beds | 1 Bath | 725 Sqft. 18385 Jonathan St, 1, Adelanto, CA 92301. Nice 2 Bedroom Property in Adelanto for Rent.


For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser.


San Bernardino is a terrific destination for a family getaway. Bring the little ones along and try these top family friendly experiences together: Bear Valley Search & Rescue - High-Tech Escape Room. Holcomb's Lost Gold - Old West Escape Room. General Admission - Richard Nixon Presidential Library.

The Sun: Local News, Sports and Things to Do

SBSun.com covers local news from San Bernardino County, CA, California and national news, sports, things to do, and business in the Inland Empire.


Highest Regular Gas Prices in the Last 36 hours. Price. Station. Area. Thanks. 6.59. update. Shell. 35858 Ghost Town Rd & I-15 Frontage Rd.


San Bernardino County California United States. 0 new cases yesterday. As of Wed, May 11, 2022, 8:05 PM EDT ...


San Bernardino County, California coronavirus cases and deaths. From cities to rural towns, stay informed on where COVID-19 is spreading to understand how it could affect families, commerce, and travel. Follow new cases found each day and the number of cases and deaths in San Bernardino County, California. This page will be updated with the ...

San Bernardino, CA Homes For Sale & San Bernardino, CA ...

285 Homes For Sale in San Bernardino, CA. Browse photos, see new properties, get open house info, and research neighborhoods on Trulia.

  • 6454 Churchill St,
    San Bernardino, CA 92407

  • 205 E 53rd St,
    San Bernardino, CA 92404

  • 3134 N H St,
    San Bernardino, CA 92405

  • 865 S Loretta St,
    Rialto, CA 92376

  • 3534 20th St,
    Highland, CA 92346

  • 4025 Katsura Way,
    San Bernardino, CA 92407