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

Museum Trips To Explore San Andreas Fault

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–San Bernardino County Museum Senior Curator Kathleen Springer will lead a field trip for the public on September 24 to explore the southern San Andreas Fault. Registration is now open for the excursion, which departs from…

Dirt City Roller Rats Team Profile

Location: Holiday Skate Center, 14950 Palmdale Road, Victorville, CA Website: www.dirtcityrollerrats.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/DirtCityRollerRats Date Established: August 2010 Number of team members: 45 girls (combination of “Pinkies”, Subs and the Team) By Nolan Smith (Victor Valley)–Finding something fun to do in…

Board Proclaims Emergency For Hill Fire

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The Board of Supervisors today proclaimed a local emergency as a result of the Hill Fire, which burned 1,158 acres in Oak Hills and Hesperia, destroyed two homes, and damaged two others. The proclamation qualifies the…

I-10 Emergency Work In Fontana

WHAT: EMERGENCY SLAB REPLACEMENT WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 WHERE: I-10 EASTBOUND BEFORE CHERRY IN FONTANA (Victor Valley)Caltrans Maintenance crews will perform emergency slab replacement on I-10 eastbound just before Cherry Avenue in Fontana.  As a result the 3 and…

Exclusive: High Desert Power Project For Sale

By Miguel Gonzalez Editor (Victorville)-The High Desert Power Project, the power plant that has provided the City of Victorville and other local organizations with millions in tax increment payments, is for sale, High Desert Daily has learned. The 830 megawatt plant, which began operations in…

College Classes Fill with Full-time Students

By Staff Reports (Victor Valley)–The trend for enrollments in credit courses at Victor Valley College indicates that more students are enrolling in multiple courses this year than last.  Full-time Equivalent Student (FTES) figures are up by 13 percent, whereas, the…