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Fontana, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fontana had a population of 204,961 as of July 1, 2016. Fontana ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fontana is located at latitude 34.1088 and longitude -117.4627 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fontana (see map below) encompass a land area of 42.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,237 feet.

The City of Fontana (GNIS ID: 2410517) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fontana is located within San Bernardino CCD of San Bernardino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fontana population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fontana: Rosena.

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Fontana, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 204,961
Population in Households 204,497
Population in Familes 185,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 464
Population Density1 4,831
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 50,557
Average Household Size 4.04
Family Households 43,707
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 53,682 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33,971 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,587 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,125 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $303,917
Average Home Value $333,075


Median Household Income $64,520
Average Household Income $79,416
Per Capita Income $19,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.71%
Households 0.46% 0.57%
Families 0.47% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fontana, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fontana to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 99th
Population Density1 # 251 84th
Diversity Index2 # 107 93rd
Median Household Income # 523 66th
Per Capita Income # 1159 24th

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