San Bernardino, California

San Bernardino: The second most populous city in San Bernardino County, California. It is located east of Los Angeles. San Bernardino is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the San Bernardino Museum of Art and the California Citrus State Historic Park.

About

San Bernardino is a city located in the county of San Bernardino in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 209,924. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 217,491 inhabitants.

The city was created 170 years ago in 1853.

San Bernardino is a city located in southern California, about 60 miles east of Los Angeles. With over 215,000 residents, it is the 17th largest city in California.

History and Origins

San Bernardino was founded in 1851 and emerged as a key transportation link between Los Angeles and the eastern United States.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded in 1851 by Mormon colonists
  • Served as a main route connecting Los Angeles to the country's eastern cities
  • Played a major role during WWII with the establishment of military bases
  • Decline occurred through deindustrialization and suburbanization

Economy and Major Industries

Major sectors today include warehousing, healthcare, retail, and government services. Top employers are:

  • California State University - San Bernardino
  • San Bernardino County government
  • Amazon distribution center
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular sites include:

  • Historic Route 66 landmarks like the McDonald's Museum
  • The San Bernardino County Museum
  • Outdoor recreation in the San Bernardino National Forest
  • California Theatre of Performing Arts
  • Arrowhead Springs natural hot springs

San Bernardino provides history, culture, and commerce within the Inland Empire region.

San Bernardino locator map
Location of San Bernardino on California map.

Quick Facts about San Bernardino

Population : 217,491 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : San Bernardino County
Postal code : 92401–92408, 92410–92415, 92418, 92420, 92423, 92424, 92427
Water as percent of area : 0.74%
Land as percent of area : 99.26%
Altitude : 1,053 feet / 321 meters
Capital city : San Bernardino is capital of San Bernardino County
Establishment : January 01, 1854 (170 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 20:12:05 (29th February 2024)
Population growth : 3.48% (2010-2020)
Downtown San Bernardino image
Downtown San Bernardino
Downtown San Bernardino image

Geography

San Bernardino is located at 34°6'30"N 117°17'23"W (34.1083400, -117.2897700).

San Bernardino map

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Demographics

The population of San Bernardino increased by 3.48% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 209,924 - census
2011 212,159 1.05% estimation process
2012 213,161 0.47% estimation process
2013 213,789 0.29% estimation process
2014 214,222 0.2% estimation process
2015 215,325 0.51% estimation process
2016 216,036 0.33% estimation process
2017 216,902 0.4% estimation process
2018 216,323 -0.27% estimation process
2019 215,784 -0.25% estimation process
2020 217,491 0.78% estimation process

San Bernardino zip code is 92401. County name: San Bernardino, County fips: 06071

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Where to Stay in San Bernardino

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Other Places in San Bernardino

1 San Bernardino County Assessor-Recorder-Clerk Main Office

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2 San Bernardino City Hall

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4 City of San Bernardino Building & Safety

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People born in San Bernardino (182)

People born in San Bernardino, including musician John French, actor and novelist Gene Hackman, Bishop of San Bernardino, California and Bishop of Reno, Nevada Phillip Francis Straling, .

List

  • Edith Head (American film and television costumer) she was born in 28/10/1897
  • Lisa Marie Varon (American professional wrestler, fitness competitor, and bodybuilder) she was born in 10/02/1971
  • Ray Owes (American basketball player) he was born in 11/12/1972
  • Bob Lemon (American baseball player and coach) he was born in 22/09/1920
  • Derek Parra (American speed skater) he was born in 15/03/1970
  • Sandy Collins (US tennis player) she was born in 13/10/1958
  • Chris Ahrens (American ice hockey player) he was born in 31/07/1952
  • Clyde Bruckman (American film director and writer) he was born in 20/09/1894
  • Claude R. Kirk (American politician (1926-2011)) he was born in 07/01/1926
  • Howard Georgi (American physicist) he was born in 06/01/1947
  • Bryon Russell (American basketball player) he was born in 31/12/1970
  • Dave Stockton (professional golfer) he was born in 02/11/1941
  • Dave Wolpe (American musician) he was born in 16/07/1936
  • Michael Reaves (American writer and screenwriter) he was born in 14/09/1950
  • Marshall Neilan (actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer (1891-1958)) he was born in 11/04/1891
  • Michael R. Clifford (American army officer and astronaut) he was born in 13/10/1952
  • Frank V. Phillips (American cinematographer) he was born in 07/04/1912
  • Phil Swing (American politician (1884-1963)) he was born in 30/11/1884

Schools in San Bernardino

College & universities near San Bernardino, CA

Code Name City ZIP
491543 San Bernardino Beauty College San Bernardino (CA) 92410-4414
123527 San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino (CA) 92410-2798
124706 Concorde Career College-San Bernardino San Bernardino (CA) 92408-3403
400080 Summit College San Bernardino (CA) 92404
117636 Loma Linda University Loma Linda (CA) 92350

Stations (48)

Amtrak & bus stations near San Bernardino, 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
MOV Moreno Valley, California 2650 East Alessandro Blvd. BUS
ONA Ontario 228 South Plum Street RAIL
PRI Perris, California 1688-J North Perris Blvd BUS

Post offices near San Bernardino

Post Office Name City ZIP
San Bernardin Post Office San Bernardino (CA) 92401
Uptown Post Office San Bernardino (CA) 92405
Westsid Post Office San Bernardino (CA) 92411
Del Rosa Post Office San Bernardino (CA) 92404
Colton Post Office Colton (CA) 92324

Other cities in San Bernardino County

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

City Name Population Title
Fontana 216,173 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

San Bernardino distances to largest California cities