Get to know Fontana, CA

The San Bernardino County city of Fontana is called the “City of Action.”  Fontana was founded in 1913 by Azariel Blanchard Miller.  It quickly became an agricultural town.  It remained rural until Henry J. Kaiser built a steel mill just outside the city limits during World War II.  He also constructed the Kaiser Permanent medical facility, which is now the largest managed care organization in the United States.  The City of Fontana was incorporated in 1952.  In the 21st century, the city expanded rapidly as new residential developments were constructed in the undeveloped northern part of the city.  The economy of Fontana relies heavily on industrial uses, particularly trucking-based industry, and serves as a regional trucking hub.  The largest employers in Fontana include Kaiser Permanente and the Fontana Unified School District.  The Auto Club Speedway, while located just outside the city limits, is a large economic driver as well.  Popular attractions include the Center Stage Theater and the Steelworkers’ Auditorium.

Quick Facts

Population: 203,677

Median Household Income: $64,824

Median Property Value: $268,100

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