San Bernardino, CA, City and Education Info

About San Bernardino

San Bernardino, California, is located east of Los Angeles near the San Bernardino Mountains, in the Inland Empire region of the state. The city's population is 215,213 residents, as of 2014 U.S. Census data. The majority of residents, 60% based on 2010 census info, identify as Hispanic, while 19% are white alone and 15% are African American alone.

San Bernardino features numerous parks and community centers, a history and railroad museum, California Theatre of the Performing Arts and the Little League Western Regional Headquarters.

Temperatures are mild year-round, making it easy to enjoy the outdoors. Residents have easy access to a variety of outdoor destinations that provide hiking, skiing, camping and boating opportunities.


San Bernardino has a few schools in its city limits and is within driving distance of about 50 additional universities, colleges and specialty schools. California State University at San Bernardino is the city's largest institution of higher learning. Offering around 100 programs, CSUSB boasts an enrollment of nearly 19,000 graduate and undergraduate students. It was ranked 23rd on U.S. News & World Report's list of top public regional universities in the West in 2016.

San Bernardino Valley College is a 2-year public school located in the city. It offers certificates and associate degree programs to around 13,000 students. CET-San Bernardino is also located right in the city, and Loma Linda University is less than 5 miles away.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of March 2016, the region of Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario had the greatest employment in the sector of trade, transportation, and utilities, with 338,000 jobs. Government employed 243,500 jobs, while education and health services employed 210,000 people.

The largest employers in the city are California State University-San Bernardino, BNSF Railway Co., and the Community Hospital. Within the region, Loma Linda University Medical Center, San Manual Indian Casino and Snow Summit Mountain Resort also employ a large number of residents. Many residents also commute to jobs in other cities within the Inland Empire region or the greater Los Angeles area.

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