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92334, 92335, 92336, 92337

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The population of Fontana is approximately 128,929 (2000), 196069 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 37,925 (2000), 49116 (2010).

The amount of land area in Fontana is 92.261 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Fontana is 36 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.006 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fontana to Washington DC is 2382 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 383 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fontana is positioned 34.09 degrees north of the equator and 117.45 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Fontana per capita income is $17,560 (2000).
Fontana median income is $50,324 (2000).

The Fontana median home price is $119,600 (1990).

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Fontana location: in southern California, not far from San Bernardino and Riverside. It is only 10 minutes away from the Ontario International Airport and at the I-15 and I-10 Interchange

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Fontana is moderate. Fontana is warm in the summer and not too cold in the winter. Snow does not fall here, though every once in a while there may be a small flurry. Rainfall is low because of the general desert type area.
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Fontana history:

The earliest recorded landowner in the Fontana area was Don Antonio Maria Lugo, who received a land grant in 1813. A second grant secured the land known as Rancho de San Bernardino for his sons. The Lugo sons sold a portion of their land, which included part of what is now Fontana, to a group of Mormon settlers in 1851. The Mormon settlers eventually returned to Salt Lake City, and the Semi-Tropical Land & Water Company gained control of the Rancho. Active development of the area, however, did not begin until the early 1900's when the Fontana Development Company acquired the acreage and began a community called Rosena - a name that was changed to Fontana in 1913. A.B. Miller founded the townsite of Fontana in 1913 and built it into a diversified agricultural area with citrus, grain, grapes, poultry, and swine being the leading commodities. Mr. Miller played a foremost part in the development of agriculture in Southern California.

The community faced a transition in 1942 when Fontana was selected as the site for a steel mill. The City was incorporated June 25, 1952, with a population of 13,695 and became Southern California's leading producer of steel and related products. The steel industry dominated the City's economy since the mill was built. However, in the late 1970's, Kaiser Steel began to cut down on production and manpower and the steel mill closed in 1984. The plate steel and rolling mill plant was acquired by California Steel Company, which continues to produce steel products. In addition, railroad and trucking operations, a number of medium to heavy industrial facilities, and several warehousing distribution centers are located in Fontana because of its convenient geographical location and excellent transportation network.

Here is a good history page for Fontana.
The founding of Fontana: 1913 by A.B. Miller
The incorporation date of Fontana: 25 June 1952

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Fontana attractions:

It is estimated that 48,000 vehicles drive daily between San Bernardino Avenue and the I-10 Freeway. In the Inland Empire area there are many fine colleges and universities. Local communities (Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead & Mt. Baldy) offer some of the finest skiing resorts in Southern California and are easily accessible within one hour. Fontana has a large labor pool for industries coming into the area. All utilities are in place and freeways crisscross the area for easy transportation by truck, air, or rail to any place in the county.

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