About San Bernardino

The seventeenth largest city in California, and part of the Riverside-San Bernardino metropolitan area's Inland Empire, San Bernardino, California, has an estimated population of 209,924.

The 81 square mile city, which is the 99th largest city in the US, includes the following ZIP codes: 92401, 92402, 92403, 92404, 92405, 92406, 92407, 92408, 92410, 92411, 92411, 92412, 92413, 92415, 92418, 92423, 92427. With an average home value of $198,957, an average household income of $35,616 and an average household size of 3.45, San Bernardino is the second poorest city in the US and filed for Chapter 9 US Bankruptcy in August 2012.

The city is home to California State University, San Bernardino, the Inland Empire 66ers baseball team, theater attractions and the San Bernardino Mountains.

San Bernardino Shopping

San Bernardino houses three malls and three outlet centers. Malls in San Bernardino include Inland Center Mall, Carousel Mall and Victoria Gardens, which offer local retailers and national chain stores. In addition to shopping, Victoria Gardens has outdoor park space, dining and entertainment.

Outlet centers in San Bernardino include Desert Hills, a Premium Outlet, Cabazon outlets and Ontario Mills. Desert Hills Premium Outlets offers outlet shopping from high end retailers including Polo Ralph Lauren, Bose, Giorgio Armani and Saks 5th Avenue's Off 5th. In addition to its 200 retailers, Ontario Mills has movie theaters, restaurants and attractions.

For a city shopping experience, San Bernardino’s Downtown district includes shops, as well as businesses and dining establishments and the San Bernardino’s Hospitality Lane district offers retail establishments as well as businesses and dining.

Utilities in San Bernardino

Southern California Edison

Southern California Gas

City of San Bernardino Water Department

City of San Bernardino Refuse

East Valley Water District



Charter Communications

IEMG - Channel 3

Mountain Shadows Cable

Time Warner Cable

San Bernardino Business Climate

San Bernardino’s primary employers are in the service, retail and government industries. Top employers include California State University, San Bernardino, California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 8, the City of San Bernardino and the Community Hospital of San Bernardino. The top retail industry employer is discount supermarket chain Stater Bros. Markets and the top service industry employer in San Bernardino is Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

San Bernardino Government

San Bernardino is a charter city; its original charter was passed in 1905, the most recent passed in 2004. San Bernardino is governed by a Mayor, who is elected, a City Manager, a City Attorney, who is also elected, a City Treasurer and a seven member City Council. Divided into wards, the City of San Bernardino has a City Council member from each ward.

San Bernardino is in the 31st and 32nd Senate Districts of the California State Legislature and the 59th, 62nd and 63rd Assembly Districts. In the Federal Government, San Bernardino is in the 31st Congressional District.