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About Upland

Upland is a city in San Bernardino County, California with an elevation of 1,242 feet. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 68,393. It was incorporated on May 15, 1906, after previously being named North Ontario.

Official seal of Upland, California
Nickname: The City of Gracious Living
Location within San Bernardino County in the state of California
Location within San Bernardino County in the state of California
Coordinates: 34°06′30″N 117°38′40″W / 34.10833, -117.64444
State California
County San Bernardino County
 - Mayor John V. Pomierski
 - City 39.2 km²  (15.1 sq mi)
 - Land 39.2 km² (15.1 sq mi)
 - Water 0.04 km² (0.1 sq mi)
Elevation 405 m (1,328 ft)
Population (2002)
 - City 70,493
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)


Skyline of Upland, California

History and culture

Upland in 1906.
Upland in 1906.

Upland originally was an irrigation colony established by George and William Chaffey. When founded, it was a small rural town based on agriculture, specifically citrus fruits and grapes.

Present-day Upland maintains many of the same features, most specifically Euclid Avenue, the north-south, tree-lined street that runs through town, as well as many of the older, adobe and ranch-style houses.

Other features of Upland include Upland High School, Old Baldy Brewery in downtown Upland, a brewery in the tradition of old craft-brewed ales, and a clear view of Mount Baldy. The city also was home to the Pipeline skate park, which opened in 1977 and closed in 1988.

Upland has two sister cities: Mildura, Victoria, Australia and Caborca, Sonora, Mexico.


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 68,393 people, 24,551 households, and 17,873 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,746.5/km² (4,523.9/mi²). There were 25,467 housing units at an average density of 650.3/km² (1,684.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.21% White, 7.55% African American, 0.76% Native American, 7.27% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 12.34% from other races, and 4.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.53% of the population.

There were 24,551 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $48,734, and the median income for a family was $57,471. Males had a median income of $43,485 versus $29,973 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,343. About 9.1% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.

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