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92392, 92393, 92394

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The population of Victorville is approximately 77,881 (2000).
The approximate number of families is 19,689 (1998).

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.

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Victorville location: 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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Climate & Weather

The climate for Victorville is Excellent. You can experience all four seasons, but in moderation. Because of prevailing winds, smog rarely enters this valley.
The weather in Victorville is 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.
Victorville average annual rainfall is 6.0 inches per year
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Victorville history:

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.

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