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The population of Rialto is approximately 82,600 (1999), 99171 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 25,293 (1994), 25202 (2010).

The amount of land area in Rialto is 55.026 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rialto is 22 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.021 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rialto to Washington DC is 2378 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 384 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rialto is positioned 34.11 degrees north of the equator and 117.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Rialto elevation is 1,200 feet above sea level.
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Rialto location: in southern California near San Bernardino. It is also 60 miles east of Los Angeles and 103 miles north of San Diego.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Rialto is moderate. It is normally warm in the summer with some hot spells. Winters are generally mild with few cold spells.
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Rialto history:

The area was first settled in the mid 1850's where families built homes, planted vineyards, groves and farms. The area was well suited to agriculture. Muscat Grapes were first grown here. An example of an early Adobe house is in Bud Bender Park. It is believed to be the oldest house in Rialto. The naming of Rialto is unsure. Some say it was a combination of Rio (River) and Alto (High) and others say it was named for the Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy. The bridge is still used as a community symbol in many places.

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The incorporation date of Rialto: 17 November 1911

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Rialto economy: The largest employers in the city are the Rialto Unified School district with over 2,000 employees and the city of Rialto with 450. Lifetile, Farr Corporation, Eagle Roof, Fleetwood Industries and the Crestview Convalescent Hospital all oave at least 225 employees.

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