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The population of Beaumont is approximately 28,250 (2007), 36877 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,258 (2000), 11801 (2010).

The amount of land area in Beaumont is 19.423 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Beaumont is 27.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Beaumont to Washington DC is 2356 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 409 miles. (as the crow flies)
Beaumont is positioned 33.93 degrees north of the equator and 116.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Beaumont elevation is 2,630 feet above sea level.
Beaumont per capita income is $29,721 (2000).
Beaumont median income is $36,200 (2005).

The Beaumont median home price is $250,100 (2005).

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Beaumont location: in southern California near Banning in the San Gorgonio pass area not far from San Bernardino. Other nearby communities include Cherry Valley, Calimesa, Yucaipa, San Jacinto, Lakeview, Hemet and Valle Vista.

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Beaumont history:

Beaumont is named for Beaumont, Texas, the hometown of city founder, H. C. Sigler.

The San Gorgonio Pass was discovered in 1853 by a government surveying team trying to find a pass to connect the eastern areas to the Pacific Ocean. Plans were quickly made for railroad service through the pass. The Union Pacific put down its tracks through what would become Beaumont by the early 1860s. Edgar Station was created at the top of the pass and served as a rest stop for those traveling on to Los Angeles. The name was changed to San Gorgonio by a real estate development company and began to grow. The little town incorporated on 18 November 1912 and was renamed Beaumont. The name is French for beautiful mountain. One of the early nicknames for Beaumont was the land of the big red apple due to the large numbers of apple growers in the area. During the early 1900's, the town tried to mimic nearby resort, Palm Springs, and bring tourism to the city. Guest ranches were promoted with riding, tennis, swimming, and other activities that were to bring in the visitors.

Here is a history page for Beaumont.
The incorporation date of Beaumont: 1912, November 18

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Beaumont attractions:

Edward-Dean Museum
9401 Oak Glen Rd
Beaumont, California
Phone: (951)845-2626
Dedicated to the Enjoyment and Understanding of the Decorative Arts

The Cherry Festival in the Pass
Since 1918
The festival features a parade, pancake breakfast, rides, live entertainment and much more. The Cherry Harvest doesn't always come during the festival as it varies from year to year. The season lasts for about a month.
Contact the Beaumont Chamber for more information - 951-845-9541

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