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San Bernardino County, California

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Page Contents for Victorville, California

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Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Victorville is approximately 77,881 (2000), 115903 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 19,689 (1998), 32558 (2010).
The amount of land area in Victorville is 108.346 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Victorville is 67.68 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.061 sq kilometers.
The distance from Victorville to Washington DC is 2371 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 365 miles. (as the crow flies)
Victorville is positioned 34.52 degrees north of the equator and 117.33 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Victorville elevation is 2,875 feet above sea level.
Victorville per capita income is $ 13,480.
Victorville median income is $ 35,653.
The Victorville median home price is $ 102,990.
Victorville average annual rainfall is 6.0 inches per year


On Interstate 15 in the Mojave Desert east of the San Bernardino Mountains, in the High Desert area known as the Victor Valley. Interstate 15 and State highway 18 cross in the middle of town. State Highway 395 runs along the western border of Victorville. 45 minutes from the Ontario International Airport. Victorville is 97 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 35 miles northeast of San Bernardino.
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Excellent. You can experience all four seasons, but in moderation. Because of prevailing winds, smog rarely enters this valley.
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Typical of an arid desert area. There is sunshine 95% of the year! The temperature are high in the summer, often in the 100's with low humidity. Fall and winter temperatures may drop below freezing. During the winter, snow will fall a few times each year. There is little or no smog in the Victorville area.
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History & History Related Items

Before the coming of the Railroad through Cajon Pass, the Victorville area was used as a rest stop for migrating groups, such as the Mormons, the Spanish missionaries, and explorers. It was home to local Native American Tribes. Once the Santa Fe Railroad came through, things changed. The construction was overseen by Jacob Nash Victor and it was this man for whom the town was named. On January 18, 1886, the Plan of the Town of Victor was prepared which created the grid pattern of the original town. In 1901, the U.S. Post Office changed the name of the town "Victor" to "Victorville", due to a conflict with another town already named "Victor", in Colorado. Among the industries in this early time were: agriculture, cement manufacturing, and lumbering.

In 1941, George Air Force Base was created which brought further growth to the area. Though new business was generated because of the new base, the most significant aid to the growth of the area was the discovery of underground water by Newton T. Bass. A good source of water in this desert area guaranteed its continued survival for the future.

Victorville was incorporated as a city on September 21, 1962. When the city was incorporated there were about 8,110 residents and an area of only 9.7 square miles. Though George Air Force Base was closed in 1992, the area has continued to boom with lower housing cost bringing many from the more populated areas of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

Here is a history page for Victorville.
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The incorporation of Victorville

September 21, 1962


Also known as Old Town Victorville and Historic Route 66

Take a Photo Tour of Victorville.

Destination: Victorville

California Route 66 Museum
16825 Route 66 "D" St.
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: 760-951-0436
On old Route 66! Stop here and see artifacts and photos of this historic route. Gift shop, library and art gallery are also available.

The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Museum
this museum has moved to Branson, Missouri

The Mojave Narrows
Phone: 760-245-2226
All types of outdoor recreation are available here - fishing, pedal boats, hiking, horse trails, picnicking, camping, hayrides, archery, nature trails and more.

Victor Valley Community College Performing Arts Center
Phone: 760-245-ARTS

SCANDIA Amusement Park
12627 Mariposa Road
Victorville, CA 92392
Phone: 760-241-4007
Also located in Ontario!
Fun for Everyone!!

Nearby George AFB closed on December 15, 1992. It is now known as Southern California International Airport. They can be reached at (760)246-6115.
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Economy & Industry

A large proportion of the jobs in Victorville are in the Trade sector. The military is still the largest employer in the high desert region, even with the closing of George Air Force Base.
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Victorville City Government

City of Victorville
Victorville City Hall
14343 Civic Dr
Victorville, CA 92392-2303
Phone: 760-955-5000
City Manager Phone: 760-955-5029
City Hall Phone: 760-955-5000

Victorville has a five member, elected city council and a paid staff.

Victorville Chamber

Victorville Chamber of Commerce
14174 Green Tree Blvd.
P.O. Box 997
Victorville, CA 92392-4302
Phone: 760-245-6506

Victorville Organizations

Victorville Chamber of Commerce
14174 Green Tree Blvd.
P.O. Box 997
Victorville, CA 92392-4302
Phone: 760-245-6506

Victorville Libraries

Victorville City Library
15011 Circle Drive
Victorville, CA 92392
Phone: 760-245-4222

Victorville Schools

Victor Valley Community College
18422 Bear Valley Road
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: (760) 245-4271

Victor Valley High School
16500 Mojave Dr
Victorville, CA 92392-3822
Phone: 760-955-3300

Victor Valley Union High School
16350 Mojave Dr
Victorville, CA 92392-3655
Phone: 760-955-3200

Silverado High School
14048 Cobalt Rd
Victorville, CA 92392-9316
Phone: 760-955-3353

Goodwill High School
15733 1st St
Victorville, CA 92392-2901
Phone: 760-955-3440 Victorville


The population of Victorville was:
1962 - 8,110
1980 - 14,229
1990 - 40,674
1996 - 60,698
1999 - 62,162 (estimated)
2000 - 77,881

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