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Time Zone: San Bernardino County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of San Bernardino is the Seat for San Bernardino County.

San Bernardino County was founded in 1853 and was created by taking area from Los AngelesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> San Bernardino had a population of 2,017,673 people. This is an increase of 18.03% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,709,434 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, San Bernardino represented 5.05% of the total population of California, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20102,035,210+19.06%+0.87% since 2009
20092,017,673+18.03%+0.64% since 2008
20082,004,914+17.29%+0.6% since 2007
20001,709,434The Last Census

More information can be found on the San Bernardino County Census Page for San Bernardino County.


Below are some of the communities located in San Bernardino County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for San Bernardino County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
San Bernardino   198,411185,4017.02% increase  
Fontana   188,013128,92945.83% increase  
Rancho Cucamonga   171,809127,74334.5% increase  
Ontario   171,603158,0078.6% increase  
Victorville   110,92164,02973.2% increase  

Websites for San Bernardino County

Official Website:   www.sbcounty.gov/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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