Rancho Cucamonga, California

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Rancho Cucamonga is a city located in San Bernardino County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 127,743. But a July 1, 2002 Census estimate put the fast-growing city's population at 143,711.

The city was founded in 1977, as a merger of Alta Loma, Cucamonga, and Etiwanda.

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Geography

Rancho Cucamonga is located at 34°7'24" North, 117°34'46" West (34.123345, -117.579404)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 97.0 km² (37.5 mi²). 97.0 km² (37.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.03% is water.

Rancho Cucamonga is the conjunction of the Mojave Trail, the Old Spanish Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, US Highway Route 66 and "El Camino Real".

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 127,743 people, 40,863 households, and 31,832 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,317.0/km² (3,411.4/mi²). There are 42,134 housing units at an average density of 434.4/km² (1,125.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 66.53% White, 7.87% African American, 0.67% Native American, 5.99% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 13.25% from other races, and 5.41% from a biracial or multiracial background. 27.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 40,863 households, of which 44.7% have children under the age of 18. 60.2% of households consist of a married couple living together. 12.8% have a female householder with no husband present. 22.1% are non-families. 16.8% of all households are single-person and 4.1% have a person of 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.04 and the average family size is 3.44.

In the city, the population spread is as follows: 29.9% areunder the age of 18, 9.9% are from 18 to 24, 33.2% are from 25 to 44, 21.0% are from 45 to 64, and 6.1% are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $60,931, and the median income for a family is $66,446. Males have a median income of $47,363 versus $32,113 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,702. 7.1% of the population and 4.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.6% of those under the age of 18 and 7.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Miscellaneous

In an episode of The Simpsons, Krusty the Klown mentioned Rancho Cucamonga, along with Walla Walla, Keokuk, and Seattle, as funny place names.

One of the catch-phrases of "The Jack Benny Program" involved a train announcer who said over the louspeaker, "Train now leaving on track five for Anaheim, Azusa, and Cuc... amonga," taking proressively longer pauses between "Cuc" and "amonga."

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