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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
San Bernardino is a city in California with a population of 215,252. San Bernardino is in San Bernardino County. Living in San Bernardino offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In San Bernardino there are a lot of parks. Many families live in San Bernardino and residents tend to lean liberal.
About San Bernardino...
Population
215,252

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$202,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$987
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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San Bernardino Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    793.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    22.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    70.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    446.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,021.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,107.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    1,006.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    32%
    13%

Working in San Bernardino

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,027
National
$55,322
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Classified as one of the most dangerous cities in America, the city of San Bernardino is often revolved around a very profound, negative stigma. San Bernardino is a city full of individuals with visions of hope and change.I have attended school in the San Bernardino school district all throughout my grade school career and have had amazing teachers whose dedication to their students is beyond this world. I feel that once again, it is because we are surrounded by this stigma that there are many individuals, such as myself, who hope to one day remove that negative light and bring more positive change to our city. Although, we do have problems at hand such as our rising homeless community, I feel that this is because we are neglecting the issue, instead of addressing it. I do believe that we need change within my city, but it is the individuals who take pride in our community and stick together in times of grief that are the soul and heart of my city and make me proud of where I'm from.
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San Bernardino is the result of what neglect does to a city. The streets are of filth, the homes unflattering, the roads peppered with potholes: everything mistreated and living up to the reputation that taints it. My neighborhood is decent to the very least, and yet, my home was broken into not but a mere few weeks after I had just moved in. I do not recommend walking alone-- especially at night-- as there are near to none lamps that give off enough light, protection, from what can be in the dark. What is a perk, however, living near the University, there are occasional events held that are family-friendly; the environment in close radius of campus is welcoming and rather easing than most other parts.
San Bernardino is not a terrible city if your not involved in any of the crimes that go around in neighborhoods. It is not safe to walk at night especially alone there are several people you can encounter with at night. Most nights there are several gun shots fired. Downtown San Bernardino is actually very beautiful in the afternoon or when the streetlights start to turn on. There are several empty places in the region where trash accumulates and where grass is never cut making the city seem unclean and unsanitary. THERE ARE SEVERAL POTHOLES THAT NEED TO BE FILLED. Overall, I just wish SB could be much cleaner in the streets and that potholes be filled to make it look more appropriate.