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The City of Adelanto had a population of 35,152 as of July 1, 2021. Adelanto ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Adelanto is located at latitude 34.5828 and longitude -117.4092 in San Bernardino County. The formal boundaries for the City of Adelanto encompass a land area of 56.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. San Bernardino County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,871 feet.

The City of Adelanto 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 Adelanto is located within Victorville-Hesperia CCD of San Bernardino County.

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Adelanto, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 35,152 (100%)
Population in Households 33,757 (96.0%)
Population in Families 30,315 (86.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,395 ( 4.0%)
Population Density 664
Diversity Index2 89


Median Household Income $44,865
Average Household Income $58,100
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $14,535
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 9,558 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,000 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,611 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 947 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $272,763
Average Home Value $336,773
Housing Affordability Index3 89


Total Households 8,611
Average Household Size 3.92
Family Households 7,208
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.91% 0.81%
Households 0.88% 0.8%
Families 0.82% 0.79%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
Owner Occupied HU   0.71%

Adelanto, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Adelanto to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 237 84th
Population Density # 859 44th
Median Household Income # 1256 17th
Housing Affordability Index # 822 54th
Per Capita Income # 1414 7th
Diversity Index # 63 96th

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