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San Bernardino, California

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Welcome to San Bernardino ...

The city of San Bernardino is located in San Bernardino County and is the County Seat for San Bernardino County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, San Bernardino has a population of 216,995 people<1> (see below for details).

San Bernardino was incorporated August 10, 1869.

The community of San Bernardino is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

San Bernardino lies within the (909) area code.

The ZIP codes for San Bernardino: 92401-92408, 92410-92415, 92418, 92420, 92423-92424, 92427<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, San Bernardino had a population of 209,924 people (which is 10.31% of the total population of San Bernardino County). This makes San Bernardino the county's most populous community.

The population of San Bernardino represents 0.56% of the total population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 209,924 people, the population of San Bernardino increased 13.23% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 185,401 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, San Bernardino had an population of 216,995 people. This is an increase of 3.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.04% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near San Bernardino ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from San Bernardino and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Calimesa   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fontana   [Map]   211,815   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jurupa Valley   [Map]   106,028   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Moreno Valley   [Map]   207,226   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Norco   [Map]   26,761   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Rancho Cucamonga   [Map]   177,452   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for San Bernardino.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around San Bernardino. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of San Bernardino. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around San Bernardino. Our list includes 82 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for San Bernardino:

Websites for San Bernardino ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Bernardino ...

Looking for more information about San Bernardino? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for San Bernardino, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for San Bernardino.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) San Bernardino. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Communities in California

About San Bernardino County

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The official website for San Bernardino:

The official website for San Bernardino County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for San Bernardino.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Bernardino - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as San Bernardino). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether San Bernardino or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for San Bernardino includes: 92401, 92402, 92403, 92404, 92405, 92406, 92407, 92410, 92411, 92412, 92413, 92414, 92418, 92420, 92423 & 92424.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in San Bernardino. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- San Bernardino) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for San Bernardino. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from San Bernardino

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in San Bernardino. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1084, Longitude: -117.3026     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for San Bernardino.


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