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Fontana, California - Basic Facts

The City of Fontana had a population of 209,552 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fontana: Rosena.

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Fontana, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 209,552
Daytime Population: Workers 52,956
Daytime Population: Residents 118,839
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 171,795
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 209,094
Population in Familes 189,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 458
Population Density2 4,939
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $66,744
Average Household Income $82,675
Per Capita Income $20,450


Total Housing Units 54,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,778 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,000 (31.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,503 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $332,999
Average Home Value $359,323


Total Households 51,778
Average Household Size 4.04
Family Households 44,751
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.92% 0.82%
Households 0.73% 0.72%
Families 0.73% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2017 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 # 19 99th
Population Density # 248 84th
Diversity Index # 110 93rd
Median Household Income # 533 65th
Per Capita Income # 1156 24th

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