San Bernardino, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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San Bernardino, California - Basic Facts

The City of San Bernardino had a population of 215,256 as of July 1, 2016. San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino is located at latitude 34.1416 and longitude -117.2936 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of San Bernardino (see map below) encompass a land area of 61.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.44 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,053 feet.

The City of San Bernardino (GNIS ID: 2411777) 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 San Bernardino is located within San Bernardino CCD of San Bernardino County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with San Bernardino 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 San Bernardino: Kaampu`u.

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


Total Population 215,256
Population in Households 207,968
Population in Familes 177,584
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,288
Population Density1 3,500
Diversity Index2 88


Total Households 59,899
Average Household Size 3.47
Family Households 44,956
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 66,868 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 29,071 (43.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 30,828 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,969 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $177,578
Average Home Value $213,370


Median Household Income $39,708
Average Household Income $53,293
Per Capita Income $15,684
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.49%
Households 0.18% 0.35%
Families 0.17% 0.34%
Median Household Income   0.22%
Per Capita Income   0.98%
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.

San Bernardino, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares San Bernardino 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 # 17 99th
Population Density1 # 375 75th
Diversity Index2 # 59 96th
Median Household Income # 1206 21st
Per Capita Income # 1324 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.