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Fontana is a city in San Bernardino County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.

The community was named after the Fontana Development Co., founder

The latitude of Fontana is 34.092N. The longitude is -117.434W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,237 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 151,903.


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Median household income
Local
$45,782
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fontana demographic reports
Fontana is in San Bernardino County
Former and merged names include:
· Rosena
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 897. The number of murders and homicides was 18. The violent crime rate was 6.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1991 movie, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"
· 1999 movie, "In Dreams"
Census 2000 highlights: Only 1 of every 10 people here lived alone in 2000, making it one of three cities in America with the lowest ratio of single-person households. The other two were also in California - El Monte and Moreno Valley
Well-known residents have included:
· Shannon Boxx, Olympic gold medallist (soccer)
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 105

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5% of Fontana residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fontana ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fontana was $14,208, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Fontana residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fontana, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $564.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,275.


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Libraries in Fontana include Fontana Branch Library, Kaiser Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fontana include Fontana Herald News

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San Bernardino County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fontana political report.

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The average commute time for Fontana workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 28 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fontana between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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