Profile for San Bernardino, California, CA
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San Bernardino is a city in San Bernardino County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community is so named because missionary Father Francisco Dumetz arrived here on the feast day of St. Bernardino of Siena.
The latitude of San Bernardino is 34.108N. The longitude is -117.288W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,053 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 195,357.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our San Bernardino demographic reports
San Bernardino is in the San Bernardino Valley.
San Bernardino was founded by soldiers recruited for the Mexican War. Grew as a supply center for area mines.
Maurice and Richard McDonald opened their first drive-in restaurant near here in 1937.
Public transportation: Omnitrans (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2,864. The number of murders and homicides was 48. The violent crime rate was 14.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Gene Hackman, actor
· Bob Lemon, baseball player
· Michael "Rich" Clifford, astronaut
· Derek Parra, Olympic medallist in speedskating
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- National Orange Show - May 24-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check San Bernardino web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra
Sports teams: Sixty-Sixers (minor league baseball)
Historic sites and museums: A Special Place Children's Museum, San Bernardino County Museum
Colleges and universities:
California State University, San Bernardino Valley College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 104
I caught a ride to San Bernardino. It's a railroad town, and I was going to hop a freight east. But I
didn't do it. I ran into a guy in a poolroom, and begun playing him one ball in the side.
-- The Postman Always Rings Twice
James M. Cain
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Ancestry & family history
7% of San Bernardino residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the San Bernardino ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in San Bernardino was $12,925, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of San Bernardino residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in San Bernardino, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $489. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,008.
Libraries in San Bernardino include Dorothy Inghram Branch Library, Howard M. Rowe Branch Library, Norman F. Feldheym Library, Paul Villasenor Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in San Bernardino include San Bernardino Sun
TV stations in San Bernardino include KPXN, KVCR.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KVCR.
San Bernardino County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our San Bernardino political report.
The average commute time for San Bernardino workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 80 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in San Bernardino between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.
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“ I caught a ride to San Bernardino. It's a railroad town, and I was going to hop a freight east. But I
didn't do it. I ran into a guy in a poolroom, and begun playing him one ball in the side. ”
~ The Postman Always Rings Twice
James M. Cain
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