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

The latitude of Hesperia is 34.426N. The longitude is -117.3W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,186 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 69,179.


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Median household income
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$40,201
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hesperia demographic reports
Hesperia is near the San Bernardino Mountains
An early industry was the supplying of juniper wood as fuel for Los Angeles bakery kilns

The local economy was hard hit in 1924, when Route 66 was realigned west of Hesperia

Public transportation: Victor Valley Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 155. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 2.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area
Historic routes: Mormon Trail
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 81

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14% of Hesperia residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hesperia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hesperia was $15,487, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Hesperia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hesperia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $526.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $954.


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Libraries in Hesperia include Hesperia Branch Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Hesperia workers is 39 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 34 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hesperia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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