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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
San Bernardino County is located in California with a population of 2,121,220. In San Bernardino County, most residents own their homes. In San Bernardino County there are a lot of parks. Many families live in San Bernardino County and residents tend to lean liberal.
Population
2,121,220

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,182
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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San Bernardino County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    273.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    41.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    149.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    549.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,462.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    487.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%

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San Bernardino County Reviews

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San Bernardino is not the best community but I believe that there is some good in it. San Bernardino is much more than the amount of gang violence, drug use, homicides, gun shootings, etc that people talk about. For example, the schools are great in San Bernardino both in academics and in sports. The schools provide plenty of help to the students who are struggling or those who are doing good but just want deeper clarification in a subject. In sports, SBCUSD has various schools who have made it to CIF and won. I also believe that the organizations in this community make this a good place. For example, there are churches and school clubs who have decided to start making a change in this community by doing things such as providing food and clothes to the homeless and cleaning up the parks. San Bernardino is not the safest place to live in but we are still a community that comes together when needed.
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I've been living in San Bernardino County all my life. Some cities are nicer than others but if you drive from West to East, you'll see the cities transition from nice to bad. I would really like to see more changes done on the East-side of San Bernardino county because clearly there are no upgrades and if there are, the upgrades are slowly being done. Also, there should be a reform in the school districts on the East-side. The reason why is because educators give no hope to students and make them believe they'll only be a warehouse worker or McDonald's employee for the rest of their lives. This gives students, especially minorities, a mindset that'll they'll never move up the social latter.
When I worked in California, San Bernardino was a fun place to visit for trendy nightclubs with my co-workers. Overall, it does have fun shopping areas and a unique, "hip" culture. I have heard that many of the police officers don't even live in San Bernardino. If the police are staying away, the people that are supposed to protect the city of San Bernardino, then I think that speaks for itself. The American Sports University and California State University, San Bernardino, are located within the city which brings some positive energy into the city. As far as diversity goes, the city is dominated by Latinos and Mexicans. It is a rather low-income city, which is strange considering its proximity to Orange County. Overall, I would recommend San Bernardino for its Latino culture and nightlife, but would advise to stay away for living purposes. As the saying goes, San Bernardino is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there!