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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Adelanto is approximately 21,250 (2004), 31765 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,547 (2000), 7809 (2010).
The amount of land area in Adelanto is 95.523 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Adelanto is 52 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Adelanto to Washington DC is 2377 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 358 miles. (as the crow flies)
Adelanto is positioned 34.56 degrees north of the equator and 117.43 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Adelanto elevation is 2,897 feet above sea level.
Adelanto per capita income is $ 10,053 (2000).
Adelanto median income is $ 36,800 (2005).
The Adelanto median home price is $ 200,300 (2005).
Adelanto average annual rainfall is 5.5 inches per year


in southern California about 35 miles from San Bernardino, northeast of Los Angeles in the high desert area about nine miles from Victorville and Apple Valley. Other nearby communities include Mountain View Acres, Hesperia, Wrightwood, Crestline, Lake Arrowhead and Lake Los Angeles.
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typical of southern California desert areas. Winter temperatures can be as low as 15 degrees with snowfall possible a few days each year. Summers tend to be quite warm with temperatures over 100 degrees about 30 days per year. Most rain falls during the winter though summer thunderstorms are not uncommon.
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History & History Related Items

The name, Adelanto, means to go forward or to progress in Spanish. The city has strived to do this very thing throughout its history. The city was founded in 1915 by E. H. Richardson. His original plan was to create a planned community here. He divided the land into one acre lots, specifically to assist those veterans of World World I that had respiratory problems. He hoped to build a respiratory hospital to also help these veterans. Though his plan was never fully realized, his hopes laid the foundation for what would become the city of Adelanto.

Many fruit orchards were planted in these early years which eventually brought fame to the area for the fresh fruit and cider that were produced here. During the depression era of the 1930s, many orchards were replaced by poultry ranches. With the onset of World War II, the Victorville Army Air Field was created. While not within the city limits, it was nearby and within the sphere of influence. It was renamed for Brigadier General Harold H. George as George Air Force Base in September, 1950. Adelanto became a charter city in November 1992 after being originally incorporated in 1970.
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The incorporation of Adelanto

22 December 1970


Adelanto has much to offer the outdoor enthusiast. Nearby lakes and recreational areas include Silverwood Lake, Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead and Lake Isabella with Lake Mead and the Colorado River a few hours away. Many large parks are nearby including the Mojave Narrows Regional Park. The High Desert Mavericks Baseball Stadium is also located in Adelanto.

El Mirage Dry Lake is located near here. It was formerly used in many films for both movies and commercials. It is now a popular spot for off-road vehicles and land yachts.
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Adelanto City Government

City of Adelanto
11600 Air Expressway
Adelanto, California 92301
Phone: 760-246-2300

Adelanto is governed by an elected city council consisting of five members and by a City Manager who administers the day-to-day matters of the city.

The city has a fully staffed Police Department and Fire Department.

Adelanto Chamber

Adelanto Chamber of Commerce
12012 Air Expressway
PO Box 712
Adelanto, California 92301
Phone: 760-246-5711

Adelanto Organizations

Adelanto Chamber of Commerce
12012 Air Expressway
PO Box 712
Adelanto, California 92301
Phone: 760-246-5711

Adelanto Libraries

San Bernardino County Library
Adelanto Branch
11497 Bartlett
Adelanto, CA 92301
Phone: 760-246-5661

Adelanto Schools

Adelanto School District
11824 Air Expressway
Adelanto, CA 92301
Phone: 760-246-8691
Fax: 760-246-4259 Adelanto


The population of Adelanto was:
1990 - 8,517
2000 - 18,140
2003 - 20,002
2004 - 21,250
2005 - 23,419
2006 - 26,945
Median household income:
2000 - $ 31,594
2005 - $ 36,800

Median house value:
2000 - $ 81,700
2005 - $ 200,300

Median age:
2000 - 26.9 years

Adelanto is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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