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Big Bear City
San Bernardino County, California


Page Contents for Big Bear City, California

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Big Bear City is approximately 6,056 (2000).
The amount of land area in Big Bear City is 9.056 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Big Bear City is 3.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.005 sq kilometers.
The distance from Big Bear City to Washington DC is 2345 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 397 miles. (as the crow flies)
Big Bear City is positioned 34.26 degrees north of the equator and 116.84 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Big Bear City elevation is 6,757 feet above sea level.
Big Bear City median income is $ 35,615 (2000).
The Big Bear City median home price is $ 116,200 (2000).
Big Bear City average annual precipitation is 21.5 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 34.4 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 43.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 64.4 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 48.9 degrees F.


about 100 miles from Los Angeles and about 44 miles from Riverside. Other nearby communities include Big Bear Lake, Running Springs, Yucaipa, Cherry Valley, Morongo Valley, Banning, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Gregory and San Bernardino.
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History & History Related Items

The Bear Valley was discovered in 1845 by Benjamin D. Wilson. He named it because he said there were many bears. The largest gold rush of southern California occurred here in 1860 when William Holcomb accidentally discovered gold. The dome was finished in 1884 and the first ski resort opened in 1949.

Here is a history page for Big Bear Lake and the area.
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Learn more about Big Bear from the Big Bear Lake Resort Association.

Big Bear Solar Observatory
40386 North Shore Lane
Big Bear City, CA 92314
Phone: 909-866-5791
Fax: 909-866-4240
The observatory is open to the public on Saturdays in July and August from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Big Bear Discovery Center
Phone: (909) 866-3437

Welcome to Big Bear
Souvenir Book online

Big Bear Museum
P.O. Box 513
Big Bear City, CA 92314
On the Greenway, north of the Big Bear Blvd. Opens weekends during the summer months, beginning May 25
This museum has one of the largest collections of mining aritfacts in the Southwest.

Bear Mountain Resort
Big Bear Mountain Resorts
Snow Valley
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Big Bear City Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
630 Bartlett Rd
P.O. Box 2860
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-4607

Big Bear City Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
630 Bartlett Rd
P.O. Box 2860
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-4607

Big Bear City Schools

Bear Valley Unified School District
42271 Moonridge Road
P.O. Box 1529
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Phone: 909-866-4631
Fax: 909-866-2040

San Bernardino County Schools
Roy C Hill Education Center
601 North E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410-3093
Phone: (909) 888-3228
FAX: (909) 386-2478 Big Bear City


The population of Big Bear City was:
1990 - 4,920
2000 - 6,056

Road Conditions - (909)866-7623

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