San Bernardino County is the 14th most populated county in the United States behind Clark County, Nevada, and the 5th most populated county in California, behind Riverside County, which is the 10th most populated county in the United States. Its county seat is San Bernardino, and, with a population of about 216,995 people, is the most populated city in the county. San Bernardino County borders the counties of Clark in Nevada, Kern, Mohave in Arizona, La Paz in Arizona, Orange, Los Angeles, Inyo, and Riverside.
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The average population size for a county in America is 10,000 people, putting San Bernardino County’s population of 2.16 million well above average. The next most populated county in the state of Califortnia is Santa Clara, which has an estimated population of 1.9 million people and is the 18th most populated county in the United States.
If you’re looking for someone and only have a name and their general whereabouts, you can narrow your search by considering the demographic of the people in San Bernardino County.
The average age of those living in San Bernardino County (as of 2017) is 33.4, and is trending upward from the previous year’s number of 33 years of age. The median age of residents of the county who were born in the United States, 28 years, is significantly younger than the median age of those who are foreign born, 48 years.
51% of the county population are single (49% are married) and the average number of persons per household is 3.3. The gender diversity is evenly split with 50% female and 50% male, about the same as the rate of the state of California and the rate of the United States as a whole. If you’re searching for someone by name alone, consider they may have had a name change due to nuptials.
In 2017, 20.6% of residents of San Bernardino County were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. However, the rate has been decreasing. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born residents was 21%. The most common countries of origin outside of the United States are Mexico, Philippines, and China, and the top three ethnicities are Hispanic/Latino (1.15 million people, 1.88 times more than any other race or ethnicity), White Alone (614,000 people), and Black/African American (167,000 people). Due to the large Hispanic/Latino community, the most common non-English language spoken in the county is Spanish (33.9% of the population, or 680,093 speakers). The second and third most common are Chinese (including Mandarin and Chinese, 1.52% or 30,376 speakers) and Tagalog (including Filipino, 1.26% or 25,144 speakers).
As of 2017, the median property value in San Bernardino County is $326,600, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $217,600. This is a 7.93% increase from $302,000 in 2016. Considering the price of housing and number of people in a household, the homeownership rate is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. Fortunately, the median household income increased from $56,337 in 2016 to $60,420 in 2017.
The top three largest industries are Retail Trade, Health Care and Social Assistance, and Transportation and Warehousing, and the highest paying career is in the Utilities field. To search for someone by their industry or occupation, utilize our yellow pages.
According to census data from 2010, San Bernardino’s land area in square miles is 20,056.94, which amounts to roughly 101.5 people per square mile. It’s the largest county in the United States by area. In fact, the county is close to the size of the entire state of West Virginia.
San Bernardino County is located within the Inland Empire area in the southern portion of California. While included within the Greater Los Angeles area, it also makes up part of the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan statistical area as well as the Los Angeles-Long Beach combined statistical area.
The land stretches across the thinly populated deserts and mountains and spans the area south of the San Bernardino mountains in the San Bernardino Valley, to the Nevada border and the Colorado River. The Mojave National Preserve covers some of the eastern desert between Interstate 15 and Interstate 40, and further south, a portion of Joshua Tree National Park overlaps the county near the High Desert area. The San Bernardino Valley is at the eastern end of the San Gabriel Valley.
Unfortunately, San Bernardino County is higher than the national average for property crimes. From a scale of 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), the county rates 42.3 and the United States as a whole is 35.4. Property crime includes theft, burglary, arson, larceny, and motor vehicle theft. It’s worth noting however that property crime means there is no physical violence against the victim, i.e. these crimes are based on the owner being absent or asleep. In regards to violent crimes, San Bernardino County also comes in higher than national average, rating 24.4 when the United States rates 22.7. If you have specific concerns about someone, run a background check to find out if they have a criminal record.
Official Name: The County of San Bernardino
Name Meaning: San Bernardino County was named on May 20th, 1810 by Father Francisco Dumetz after the feast day of St. Bernardino of Siena. The Spanish Missionaries in the area also gave the name San Bernardino to the snowcapped peak in Southern California in honor of the saint.
Year Formed: After the purchase of Rancho San Bernardino and the establishment of the town of San Bernardino in 1851 by Mormon colonists, San Bernardino County was formed in 1853 from parts of Los Angeles County. Some of the southern parts of the territory were given to Riverside County in 1893.
Total Sq Miles: 20,056.94
Population: 2.16 million