San Bernardino County, CA

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Population

2.16M

0.809% growth

Median Age

33.4


Median Household Income

$60,420

7.25% growth

Poverty Rate

18.2%


Number of Employees

901,468

1.45% growth

Median Property Value

$326,600

7.93% growth

About

In 2017, San Bernardino County, CA had a population of 2.16M people with a median age of 33.4 and a median household income of $60,420. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of San Bernardino County, CA grew from 2.14M to 2.16M, a 0.809% increase and its median household income grew from $56,337 to $60,420, a 7.25% increase.

The population of San Bernardino County, CA is 53.4% Hispanic or Latino, 28.4% White Alone, and 7.75% Black or African American Alone. 40.9% of the people in San Bernardino County, CA speak a non-English language, and 89.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in San Bernardino County, CA are California State University-San Bernardino (4,419 degrees awarded in 2016), Chaffey College (4,232 degrees), and University of Redlands (1,843 degrees).

The median property value in San Bernardino County, CA is $326,600, and the homeownership rate is 59.2%. Most people in San Bernardino County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.3 minutes. The average car ownership in San Bernardino County, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of San Bernardino County, CA employs 901k people. The largest industries in San Bernardino County, CA are Retail Trade (119,004 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (118,483 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (86,340 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,262), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,160), and Public Administration ($58,615).

Median household income in San Bernardino County, CA is $60,420. Males in San Bernardino County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,658. The income inequality in San Bernardino County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.497, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$60,420

2017 value

± $1,081

7.25%

1 Year Growth

± 2.59%

Households in San Bernardino County, CA have a median annual income of $60,420, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,337 in 2016, which represents a 7.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$75,050

Average Male Salary

± $702

$59,658

Average Female Salary

± $597

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $69,782 ± $1,103

  2. White

    $63,110 ± $578

  3. Two or More Races

    $51,776 ± $1,728

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for San Bernardino County, CA is from California.

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

0.503

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.497 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.1% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 20.22

  2. Census Tract 85

  3. Census Tract 20.31

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in San Bernardino County, CA was Census Tract 20.22 with a value of $142,313, followed by Census Tract 85 and Census Tract 20.31, with respective values of $122,115 and $120,368.

The following map shows all of the tracts in San Bernardino County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in San Bernardino County, CA (375k out of 2.06M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    231,381 ± 3,723

  2. White

    215,600 ± 3,615

  3. Other

    78,503 ± 2,215

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in San Bernardino County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

901k

2017 Value

± 17,589

1.45%

1 Year growth

± 2.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Bernardino County, CA grew at a rate of 1.45%, from 889k employees to 901k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in San Bernardino County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (134,498 people), Sales & Related Occupations (93,236 people), and Management Occupations (68,591 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of San Bernardino County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of San Bernardino County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (134,498 people), Sales & Related Occupations (93,236 people), and Management Occupations (68,591 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Bernardino County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.31 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.52 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of San Bernardino County, CA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($80,313), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($77,194), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($76,474).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

901k

2017 Value

± 17,589

1.45%

1 Year growth

± 2.71%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in San Bernardino County, CA grew at a rate of 1.45%, from 889k employees to 901k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in San Bernardino County, CA, are Retail Trade (119,004 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (118,483 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (86,340 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of San Bernardino County, CA, though some of these residents may live in San Bernardino County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in San Bernardino County, CA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (119,004 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (118,483 people), and Transportation & Warehousing (86,340 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, San Bernardino County, CA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.08 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.21 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in San Bernardino County, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,262), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,160), and Public Administration ($58,615).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.4% of the population of San Bernardino County, CA has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 30.8% on Medicaid, 7.89% on Medicare, 9.59% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of San Bernardino County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in San Bernardino County, CA see 1752 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.574% increase from the previous year (1742 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 515 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,752 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in San Bernardino County, CA see an average of 1,752 patients per year. This represents a 0.574% increase from the previous year (1,742 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in San Bernardino County, CA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.57%

Uninsured

42.7%

Employer Coverage

30.8%

Medicaid

7.89%

Medicare

9.59%

Non-Group

1.44%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in San Bernardino County, CA declined by 11.3% from 8.53% to 7.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in San Bernardino County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

San Bernardino County, CA is home to a population of 2.16M people, from which 89.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.6% of San Bernardino County, CA residents were born outside of the country (444k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of San Bernardino County, CA is composed of 1.15M Hispanic or Latino residents (53.4%), 614k White Alone residents (28.4%), 167k Black or African American Alone residents (7.75%), 152k Asian Alone residents (7.06%), 54k Two or More Races residents (2.5%), 8.03k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.372%), 6.27k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.291%), and 3.55k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.165%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in San Bernardino County, CA are Spanish (680,093 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (30,376 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (25,144 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in San Bernardino County, CA was 33.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in San Bernardino County, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all San Bernardino County, CA residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

444k people

21%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

449k people

As of 2017, 20.6% of San Bernardino County, CA residents (444k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in San Bernardino County, CA was 21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,079,391 ± 46,960 people

  2. Philippines

    859,594 ± 22,514 people

  3. China

    683,330 ± 20,119 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,079,391 California residents, followed by Philippines with 859,594 and China with 683,330.

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Citizenship

89.6%

2017 Citizenship

89.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 89.6% of San Bernardino County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in San Bernardino County, CA was 89.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1.15M ± 32k

  2. White Alone

    614k ± 1.15k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    167k ± 5.72k

In 2017, there were 1.88 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (1.15M people) in San Bernardino County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 614k White Alone and 167k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in San Bernardino County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    680,093 speakers (33.9%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    30,376 speakers (1.52%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    25,144 speakers (1.26%)

40.9% of San Bernardino County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in San Bernardino County, CA was Spanish. 33.9% of the overall population of San Bernardino County, CA are native Spanish speakers. 1.52% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.26% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    31,260 ± 2,423

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    18,553 ± 2,946

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    12,750 ± 1,955

San Bernardino County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in San Bernardino County, CA awarded 21,671 degrees. The student population of San Bernardino County, CA is skewed towards women, with 40,159 male students and 56,709 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in San Bernardino County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (10,274 and 48.7%), followed by White (5,774 and 27.4%), Asian (1,667 and 7.9%), and Black or African American (1,495 and 7.09%).

The largest universities in San Bernardino County, CA by number of degrees awarded are California State University-San Bernardino (4,419 and 20.4%), Chaffey College (4,232 and 19.5%), and University of Redlands (1,843 and 8.5%).

The most popular majors in San Bernardino County, CA are General Business Administration & Management (2,229 and 10.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,950 and 9%), and Humanistic Studies (954 and 4.4%).

The median tuition costs in San Bernardino County, CA are $38,230 for private four year colleges, and $5,472 and $16,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 738 degrees awarded

  2. 703 degrees awarded

  3. 954 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in San Bernardino County, CA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 738 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in San Bernardino County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 4,419 degrees awarded

  2. 4,232 degrees awarded

  3. 1,843 degrees awarded

$5,472

Median In-State Public

$38,230

Median Private

In 2016, the San Bernardino County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was California State University-San Bernardino with 4,419 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8,707

Degrees Awarded to Men

12,964

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 8,707 men were awarded degrees from institutions in San Bernardino County, CA, which is 0.672 times less than the 12,964 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in San Bernardino County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    10,274 degrees awarded

  2. White

    5,774 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,667 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in San Bernardino County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 10,274 degrees mean that there were 1.78 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 5,774 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in San Bernardino County, CA was $326,600 in 2017, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $302,600 to $326,600, a 7.93% increase. The homeownership rate in San Bernardino County, CA is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in San Bernardino County, CA have an average commute time of 30.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in San Bernardino County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$60,420

Median Household Income

± $1,081

626k

Number of Households

± 13,410

In 2017, the median household income of the 626k households in San Bernardino County, CA grew to $60,420 from the previous year's value of $56,337.

The following chart displays the households in San Bernardino County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$326,600

2017 Median

± $4,711

$302,600

2016 Median

± $5,689

In 2017, the median property value in San Bernardino County, CA grew to to $326,600 from the previous year's value of $302,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in San Bernardino County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Bernardino County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in San Bernardino County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In San Bernardino County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.2%

2017 Homeownership

57.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.2% of the housing units in San Bernardino County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in San Bernardino County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in San Bernardino County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in San Bernardino County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in San Bernardino County, CA have a longer commute time (30.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 6.64% of the workforce in San Bernardino County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in San Bernardino County, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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