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

Remembering The Titanic, 99 Years Later

By Ashka Patel High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)– This Friday April 15 but 99 years ago, the “unsinkable” luxury liner was pulled into the Atlantic Ocean after it struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New…

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By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– The Agency’s board and staff have been working in earnest developing the Fiscal Year 2012 budget, which isn’t scheduled to be finalized until June 10th. Property taxes-the largest revenue source for the Agency-are expected to…

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By Staff Reports (Victorville)– A big thank you to all of the participants of the Victorville Community Clean-up. We had a wonderful turnout despite the challenging weather forecasts. There were 27 sites around Victorville that got a spring cleaning. Over…

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By Ashka Patel High Desert Daily (Victor Valley)–An extension is your way of asking the Internal Revenue Service for additional time to file your tax return. The IRS will automatically grant you an additional six months to file your return.…

Continuing To Plan For The Future

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)– It’s that time of year–well, every fifth year for water agencies whose service area includes at least 3,000 connections, or water deliveries are equal to or greater than 3,000 acre-feet per year, to submit their Urban…