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

The community was named after William Barstow Strong, railroad president

The latitude of Barstow is 34.898N. The longitude is -117.021W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,178 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 23,073.


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Median household income
Local
$35,069
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Barstow demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Fishpond
· Waterman Junction
Developed as a supply depot for area mines. Grew with the arrival of Santa Fe railroad in 1885
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 234. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 10.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "Gattaca"
· 2000 movie, "Erin Brockovich"
Well-known residents have included:
· Jeanne Crain, actress
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Mojave National Preserve, Afton Canyon
Historic sites and museums: Calico Ghost Town, Mojave River Valley Museum, Calico Early Man Archaeological Site
Colleges and universities: Barstow College

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11% of Barstow residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Barstow ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Barstow was $16,132, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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9% of Barstow residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Barstow, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $418.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $836.


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

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Newspapers in Barstow include Desert Dispatch

TV stations in Barstow include KHIZ.

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Barstow workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 18 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Barstow between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 8.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Barstow include Best Western, Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites, Holiday Inn Express-Barstow, Motel 6, Quality Inn Barstow, Ramada Inn, Travelodge Barstow.

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