Category: Victorville

Victorville is the largest city located in the Victor Valley. It is also the center of business for said area. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2000 census, this city had a total population of 64,030. The January 1, 2010, population estimate released by the California Department of Finance for Victorville was 112,097.

There are 30,000 households out of which 43.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% are married couples living together, 16.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% are non-families. 19.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.03 and the average family size is 3.47.

In the city the population is spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $36,187, and the median income for a family is $39,988. Males have a median income of $40,149 versus $26,138 for females. The per capita income for the city is $14,454. 18.7% of the population and 15.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 24.6% of those under the age of 18 and 10.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

For the year ending July 2007, Victorville experienced the second-highest population growth rate in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. That year, the population rose 9.5%, to 107,221.

In July 2009, Victorville was confirmed the decade’s fastest-growing city of over 100,000 in California, and among the fastest-growing cities in the United States

Skateboarding Etiquette: Yes, There Are Rules!

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire)– If you happen to believe that skateboarders are lawless scoundrels with no manners or rules, you’ve never met a real skateboarder and have never really observed the awesome organized chaos of a skate park. Whether you skateboard, wish…

VVTA Awarded CalACT Outstanding Coordination Award

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Victor Valley Transit Authority was awarded Outstanding Coordination Effort Award of the Year by the California Association for Coordinated Transportation (CalACT), the largest state transit association in the United States. The award was presented at…

Stay Cool at the Pool on Memorial Day

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By Staff Reports (Victorville) – Victorville’s pool at Doris Davies Park will officially open for the season this Memorial Day, May 29 with Recreation Swim from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Regular weekend hours begin June 3 when the pool…

Supervisors Honor the Year’s Top County Employees

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– Forty-one outstanding County employees were recognized by the Board of Supervisors today during the County’s 28th annual observance of national Public Service Recognition Week. Employees are selected based on nominations from fellow employees and supervisors.…

Coyotes Celebrate Hall of Fame Class of 2017

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Cal State San Bernardino athletic department celebrated its Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The inductees, Laura Beeman (women’s basketball), John Major (baseball), Jackie Powers (women’s soccer) and Larry Reynolds (coach, men’s basketball), were formally inducted…

A New Era for Flame-Retardant Apparel

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By Staff Reports (DGIwire) – From the mid-1970s until recently, America’s main law governing chemical safety was the Toxic Substances Control Act—criticized by many as fatally flawed, as it allowed tens of thousands of potentially dangerous chemicals to remain on the…