Fontana, California

Fontana: The second most populous city in San Bernardino County, California. It is located east of Los Angeles. Fontana is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Auto Club Speedway and the Etiwanda Auto Club Speedway.

About

Fontana is a city located in the county of San Bernardino in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 196,069. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 216,173 inhabitants.

The city was created 111 years ago in 1912.

Fontana is a city located in southwestern San Bernardino County, California. With over 215,000 residents, it is part of the Greater Los Angeles metro area.

History and Origins

Fontana was founded in 1913 and developed rapidly in the postwar period as Kaiser Steel ramped up production to meet steel demand.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded in 1913 and named after the Italian city of Fontana
  • Growth driven by Kaiser Steel mill and wartime production needs
  • Experienced housing boom as exurbs developed in 1950s and 60s
  • Transitioned economy after Kaiser Steel closed in 1983

Economy and Major Industries

Fontana's major sectors today are warehousing, manufacturing, logistics, and retail. Top employers include:

  • Target distribution center
  • Fontana Unified School District
  • California Steel Industries factory
  • United Parcel Service hub

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular attractions include:

  • Auto Club Speedway motorsports racetrack
  • Fontana Park with aquatics center, theater, and community center
  • Hot summer events like Fontana NASCAR races
  • Hiking and biking along the Pacific Electric Trail
  • The Promenade indoor mall with restaurants, shops and entertainment

Fontana provides employment, recreation, and amenities for Inland Empire residents.

Fontana locator map
Location of Fontana on California map.

Quick Facts about Fontana

Population : 216,173 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : San Bernardino County
Twitter username : CityofFontanaCA
Postal code : 92331, 92334–92337
Water as percent of area : 0%
Land as percent of area : 100%
Altitude : 1,237 feet / 377 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1913 (111 years ago)
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 16:31:17 (20th April 2024)
Population growth : 9.3% (2010-2020)
Fontana California Overview image
Fontana California Overview
Fontana California Overview image

Geography

Fontana is located at 34°5'32"N 117°26'6"W (34.0922300, -117.4350500).

Fontana map

Fontana has 1 neighbours.

  • Glen Avon town in California, United States

Demographics

The population of Fontana increased by 9.3% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 196,069 - census
2011 199,880 1.91% estimation process
2012 201,212 0.66% estimation process
2013 202,670 0.72% estimation process
2014 203,972 0.64% estimation process
2015 206,163 1.06% estimation process
2016 208,718 1.22% estimation process
2017 211,122 1.14% estimation process
2018 213,202 0.98% estimation process
2019 214,547 0.63% estimation process
2020 216,173 0.75% estimation process

Fontana zip code is 92335. County name: San Bernardino, County fips: 06071

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Where to Stay in Fontana

1 Motel 6 Fontana, CA

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2 Hilton Garden Inn Fontana

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4 Sand & Sage Motel

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5 Valley Inn and Suite

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Other Places in Fontana

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2 Fontana Building & Safety Department

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People born in Fontana (80)

People born in Fontana, including Soccer midfielder Shannon Boxx, drummer Travis Barker, sprinter Torri Edwards, .

List

  • Maurice Edu (American association football player) he was born in 18/04/1986
  • Heath Farwell (American football player, linebacker) he was born in 31/12/1981
  • Joe Franchino (American soccer player) he was born in 09/08/1976
  • Bill Fagerbakke (American actor) he was born in 04/10/1957
  • Chris Stewart (American baseball player) he was born in 19/02/1982
  • Mike Davis (American writer, urban theorist, political activist, and historian from Southern California) he was born in 01/01/1946
  • Naufahu Tahi (American football player) he was born in 30/10/1981
  • Nick Barnett (American football player) he was born in 27/05/1981
  • Sharon Jordan (American actress) she was born in 11/03/1960
  • Gillian Boxx (American softball player) she was born in 01/09/1973
  • Troy Percival (American baseball player) he was born in 09/08/1969
  • Hit-Boy (American Producer and Rapper) he was born in 21/03/1987
  • Stephanie Rehe (American tennis player) she was born in 05/11/1969
  • Tyler Chatwood (baseball player from the United States) he was born in 16/12/1989
  • Eric Weddle (All-American college football player, professional football player, defensive back, safety) he was born in 04/01/1985
  • Gustavo Ruelas (Mexican-American soccer player) he was born in 18/03/1991
  • Jimmy Smith (American football cornerback) he was born in 26/07/1988
  • Marvin Jones (American Football player) he was born in 12/03/1990

Schools in Fontana

College & universities near Fontana, CA

Code Name City ZIP
456588 Salon Success Academy-Fontana Fontana (CA) 92335
111744 CET-Colton Colton (CA) 92324
384236 United Education Institute-Ontario Ontario (CA) 91764-5574
123527 San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino (CA) 92410-2798
483230 The Fab School Rancho Cucamonga (CA) 91730

Stations (50)

Amtrak & bus stations near Fontana, CA

Code Name Address Type
SNB San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot 1170 West Third Street (all Trains and Buses) RAIL
RIV Riverside–Downtown 4066 Vine St. RAIL
ONA Ontario 228 South Plum Street RAIL
MOV Moreno Valley, California 2650 East Alessandro Blvd. BUS
CLM Claremont, California 200 West First St. BUS

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Other cities in San Bernardino County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in San Bernardino County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
San Bernardino 217,491 The second most populous city in San Bernardino County, California.
Ontario 183,393 The second most populous city in San Bernardino County, California.
Rancho Cucamonga 178,849 The sixth most populous city in San Bernardino County, California.
Victorville 124,982 The most populous city in San Bernardino County, California.
Rialto 104,132 The most populous city in San Bernardino County, California.
Hesperia 96,911 A city in San Bernardino County, California.
Chino 92,290 A city in San Bernardino County, California.
Chino Hills 84,586 A city in San Bernardino County, California.
Upland 77,850 A city in San Bernardino County, California.
Apple Valley 74,061 Town in San Bernardino County, California, United States
Redlands 72,271 A city in San Bernardino County, California.
Highland 55,696 A city in San Bernardino County, California.
Yucaipa 54,833 A city in San Bernardino County, California.
Colton 54,661 A city in San Bernardino County, California.
Montclair 40,600 A city in Los Angeles County, California.
Adelanto 34,537 City in San Bernardino County, California

Distance to Other Cities

Fontana distances to largest California cities