is a city in San Bernardino County
with an elevation of 1,242 feet. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 68,393. It was incorporated on May 15
, after previously being named North Ontario
History and culture
Upland originally was an irrigation colony established by George and William Chaffey. When founded, it was a small rural town based on agriculture, specifically citrus fruits and grapes.
Present-day Upland maintains many of the same features, most specifically Euclid Avenue, the north-south, tree-lined street that runs through town, as well as many of the older, adobe and ranch-style houses.
Other features of Upland include Upland High School, Old Baldy Brewery in downtown Upland, a brewery in the tradition of old craft-brewed ales, and a clear view of Mount Baldy. The city also was home to the Pipeline skate park, which opened in 1977 and closed in 1988.
Upland has two sister cities: Mildura, Victoria, Australia and Caborca, Sonora, Mexico.
Upland is located at (34.113259, -117.658386).
As of the census
of 2000, there were 68,393 people, 24,551 households, and 17,873 families residing in the city. The population density
was 1,746.5/km² (4,523.9/mi²). There were 25,467 housing units at an average density of 650.3/km² (1,684.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.21% White
, 7.55% African American
, 0.76% Native American
, 7.27% Asian
, 0.15% Pacific Islander
, 12.34% from other races
, and 4.73% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 27.53% of the population.
There were 24,551 households out of which 36.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $48,734, and the median income for a family was $57,471. Males had a median income of $43,485 versus $29,973 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,343. About 9.1% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature
Upland is located in the 31st Senate
District, represented by Republican Robert Dutton
, and in the 63rd Assembly
District, represented by Republican Bill Emmerson
. Federally, Upland is located in California's 26th congressional district
, which has a Cook PVI
of R +4 and is represented by Republican David Dreier
Upland is home to Cable Airport
, a privately-owned general aviation
airport. The two nearby airports, LA/Ontario International Airport
and San Bernardino International Airport
offer commercial flights (San Bernardino International Airport will begin passenger flights in June 2008).
- Baldy View Elementary School
- Cabrillo Elementary School
- Citrus Elementary School
- Foothill Knolls Elementary School
- Magnolia Elementary School
- Pepper Tree Elementary School
- Sierra Vista Elementary School
- Sycamore Elementary School
- Upland Elementary School
- Valencia Elementary School
- Upland Christian Elementary School
- Carden Arbor View School (K-8)
- St. Mark's Episcopal School (K-8)
- Ricky Adams, Major League Baseball infielder
- Kevin Ara, Professional soccer player
- Carlos Bocanegra, Professional soccer player
- Jim Bray, actor
- Tyron Brackenridge, professional football player, Kansas City Chiefs
- Isaac Bruce, National Football League wide receiver, St. Louis Rams
- Franklin Bruno, musician
- Ron Catalano, Musician
- LaVar Christensen, American politician
- McKay Christensen, Major League baseball player
- Danielle Chuchran, actress
- Chad Cordero, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Brian Dunseth, professional soccer player (retired)
- Roger Fan, actor
- Aundrea Fimbres, Danity Kane member
- Rollie Fingers, Major League Baseball relief pitcher
- Nikkie Groat, beauty queen contestant
- Jeff Kostoff, Olympic swimmer
- Eddie Lawson, world champion motorcycle road racer
- Cory Lekkerkerker, professional football player
- Litefoot, Native American rapper and actor
- Chad Moeller, Major League Baseball player
- Tiffany Mynx, adult film star
- Peter Popoff, televangelist
- Joe Ruttman, NASCAR driver
- Mark Salas, Major League Baseball Catcher, Twins and White Sox
- Steve Scott, American record holder in the mile at 3:47.
- Alexis Serna, winner of the 2005 Lou Groza Award for best college place kicker
- Ivan Shaw, actor
- Chris Sotro, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Sean Tracey, Major League Baseball pitcher
- Frederick D. Tinsley, Bassist with L.A. Philharmonic
- Taylor Chanel, Adult Film Star
- Corey Miller, Tattoo Artist/TV Star
- Becky "Buckwild" Johnston, Reality TV contestant/Comedienne