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Where Everything Grows

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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Chino is approximately 79,289 (2006), 77983 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,102 (2000), 20772 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chino is 44.15 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Chino is 21.1 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chino to Washington DC is 2396 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 380 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chino is positioned 34.00 degrees north of the equator and 117.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Chino elevation is 750 feet above sea level.
Chino median income is $ 68,705 (2005).
The Chino median home price is $ 432,100 (2005).
Chino average annual rainfall is 10.0 inches per year
Chino average temperature is 54 to 83 degrees F.


in southern California about 47 miles from Los Angeles and about 19 miles from Anaheim. Other nearby communities include Chino Hills, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, Claremont, Upland, La Verne and Diamond Bar Return to Index

History & History Related Items

Originally, Native American Indians lived in the Chino Valley. In the early 1800's, the land became part of the San Gabriel Mission and was used for grazing mission horses and cattle. In 1810, Don Antonio Maria Lugo began accumulating land from the San Bernardino Mountains to San Pedro. In 1841, he was granted rights to what became Rancho Santa Ana del Chino (Saint Anne of the Fair Hair). In 1881, Richard Gird purchased Rancho del Chino. In 1887, he subdivided 24,000 acres into small ranches and 640 acres into the town site of Chino. The City was incorporated in 1910. It has been traditionally known as a center for dairy farming providing milk and milk products for the state, though dairy farming has decreased in importance as homes and businesses have taken over many parts of this area.

Chino has evolved into a full-service community, emphasizing balanced growth and retention of its agricultural heritage. The City seal, with a cornucopia, and the motto "Where Everything Grows," promotes this mix of rural values and positive development.
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The incorporation of Chino

28 February, 1910


Prado Regional Park
16700 S. Euclid Ave.
Chino, CA 91710
Telephone: (909) 597-4260
Fax: (909) 393-8428

The Air Museum - Planes of Fame
7000 Merrill Ave.
Box 17
Chino, Ca
Phone: 909-597-3722

Yanks Air Museum
7000 Merrill Avenue, Hangar A207
Box 35
Chino, CA 91710
Phone: 909-597-1734
A unique collections of airplanes built in the United States.

Chino Youth Museum
13191 6th Street
Chino, CA 91710
Phone: 909-464-0499
The old First National Bank and later Herb's Hardware building was opened last year (2002) as a Youth Museum offering our young children a glimpse at our past. See a picture of the building.

Chino is home to three major California prisons - the California Institution for Men, the California Institution for Women and the California Youth Authority.

Yorba and Slaughter Families Adobe
State Historical Landmark #191
National Register of Historic Places
17127 Pomona Rincon Road
Chino, CA 91710
Phone: 909-597-8332
Please call ahead for hours of operation
This is the oldest standing residence in the county. The first house was built in 1851 by Raymundo Yorba. After it was damaged by fire, a new home was built in 1852 or so. It was known as Buena Vista. Fenton M. Slaughter bought the property in 1868 and he and his family lived there while raising crops, sheep and cattle. A small settlement grew up around the adobe called Rincon. Some restoration began in 1928 by Julia Slaughter Fuque, one of Fenton's children. The property was donated to the county in 1971.
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Chino City Government

City of Chino
13220 Central Avenue
PO Box 667
Chino, California 91708-0667
Phone: 909-627-7577
Fax Number: 909-591-6829

Chino has a Council/City Manager type of Government

Chino Chamber

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
13150 Seventh Street
Chino, California 91710
Phone: 909-627-6177
Fax: 909-627-4180 Email:

Chino Organizations

Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce
13150 Seventh Street
Chino, California 91710
Phone: 909-627-6177
Fax: 909-627-4180 Email:

Chino Schools

Chino Valley Unified School District
5130 Riverside Dr.
Chino, California 91710
Phone: 909-628-1201 Chino


There are 13,278 single family housing units in Chino

The population of Chino was:
1910 - 1,444
1920 - 2,132
1930 - 3,118
1940 - 4,204
1950 - 5,784
1960 - 10,305
1970 - 20,411
1980 - 40,165
1990 - 59,582
1999 - 65,678
2000 - 68,000
2004 - 73,065
2005 - 77,578
2006 - 79,289

Median age:
2000 - 30.9 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 55,401
2005 - $ 68,705

Median house value:
2000 - $ 173,600
2005 - $ 432,100

Chino is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time for a portion of the year.

There are 170 acres of community parks, 78 acres of neighborhood parks

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