Montclair, California

San Bernardino County


Montclair is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is located in southwestern San Bernardino County and has approximately 36,700 inhabitants. The city covers an area of 14.3 square kilometers.


The city is located in the southwest of the San Bernardino counties in California. It is bordered to the south by Chino, on the east by Ontario, on the north by Upland and on the west by the cities of Claremont and Pomona in Los Angeles County.

By Montclair leads to Interstate 10, a major highway that connects California with Florida.

Montclair has 36 664 inhabitants (as of 2010 census ). The city covers an area of ​​approximately 14.3 km ², which is made entirely of land area; the population density is thus 2565.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. The city center is located at an altitude of 325 meters.

The region's climate is influenced by its geographic location at the edge of the Mojave Desert. It is dominated by dry and hot summers, during the winter months turn out mild and more precipitation.


The first known inhabitants of the area were Indians from the tribe of the Serrano. They founded los Alisos a village on the Arroyo de, known as San Antonio Creek today. The course of the stream followed about the today's Mills Avenue, which marks the western border of Montclair.

In 1897 was founded on the territory of today's Montclair the Township of Marquette. Three years later, a 4 -square-mile area was measured, which was a settlement called Monte Vista. In 1907, again a smaller settlement with Narod in the south of Monte Vista. In the first half of the 20th century, the area was dominated by the cultivation of citrus orchards in particular. After the Second World War, Monte Vista got stronger population growth, and on 25 April 1956, the city was incorporated as a city. However, in Northern California, a community already had the same name, no post office could arise in the new city. For this reason, Monte Vista was officially renamed on April 8, 1958 in Montclair.


Montclair is part of the 20th district in the Senate of California, which is currently represented by Democrat Alex Padilla. In the California State Assembly in the place assigned to the 52nd district and is thus represented by Democrats Freddie Rodriguez. At the federal level Montclair California's 35th congressional district belongs to, the Cook Partisan Voting Index has one of D 15 and is represented by Democrat Gloria Negrete McLeod of.


According to the census in 2010 the number of inhabitants stood at 36 664, the majority of the population consisted of Latinos who are generally well represented in Southern California. Compared to 2000, the urban population has increased by about 3,000, as they still stood at just over 33,000 residents. The 2010 Census also showed that at the time of the survey, there were 9,523 households in Montclair.

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