Upland

Upland

[uhp-luhnd, -land]
Upland, city (1990 pop. 63,374), San Bernardino co., S Calif., at the foot of the San Gabriel Mts.; inc. 1906. There is food processing, tool and die making, and the manufacture of electronics, building materials, textiles, fabricated metal products, machinery, and consumer goods. The San Bernardino and Angeles national forests are nearby.
Upland is a city in San Bernardino County, California 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, 1906, 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.

Geography

Upland is located at (34.113259, -117.658386).

Demographics

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 or Latino 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.

Politics

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.

Airports

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).

Schools

Secondary Schools

Middle Schools

Elementary Schools

  • 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)

Famous residents

References

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