Upland, California, City and Higher Ed Info

Upland is a mid-sized city in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Residents are within easy reach of several colleges, universities, graduate schools and career institutes. Take a look at the city's population, attractions, industries and school options below.

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Information about Upland

Upland, California, is located in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, next to the San Gabriel Mountains. A small city, Upland has 76,043 residents, according to 2014 U.S. Census estimates. As of 2010 census data, the ethnic makeup of this city was nearly 66% white, 8.4% Asian and 7.3% African American . In addition, 38% claimed to be Hispanic or Latino.

Located in California's Inland Empire region, Upland is close to San Bernardino National Forest, one of California's largest parks. The city hosts a farmer's market during spring and summer months in the Town Center, which is also home to antiques and specialty stores and restaurants. Upland has 15 parks, including a dog park and skate park, along with a golf course, library and several historic homes.

Educational Options

Upland has two proprietary institutions in its city limits, and residents have access to 50 non-profit colleges and universities within 25 miles of the city.

Claremont is a little over three miles away and is home to a large number of schools, including Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College and Claremont School of Theology. Harvey Mudd College, which is part of the Claremont Colleges Consortium, is a small school with just over 800 students. It is ranked 14th among liberal arts colleges in the nation, according to 2016 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Scripps College, in Claremont, is ranked the 29th best liberal arts college in the nation by U.S. News in 2016. A women's college, it has bachelor's degree programs in numerous areas of study and is part of the Claremont Colleges Consortium.

Other nearby schools include Pomona College, University of La Verne and California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.

Employment and Industry Data

Upland's economy is driven by education, healthcare and retail. Nearly 6,000 of the city's working residents are employed in the healthcare and social assistance and education, while over 3,600 are in retail trade. Nearly 2,400 are employed in administrative and support and waste management and remediation services.

San Bernardino County's largest employers include San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, as well as Big Bear Mountain Resorts, BNSF Railway and Snow Summit Mountain Resort. As of 2010-2014 census data, Upland's median household income was $61,551, just above the state median income of $61,489.

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