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10 Interesting Facts About Fontana

Facts About Fontana

  • Fontana has an estimated population of 208,393, as of 2019, making it the second-most populous city in San Bernardino County and the 19th largest in the state of California.
  • Fontana is a city in San Bernardino County, California.
  • Fontana was Founded by Azariel Blanchard Miller in 1913, it remained essentially rural until World War II when entrepreneur Henry J. Kaiser built a large steel mill in the area.
  • The Hells Angels Motorcycle Club was founded in Fontana, in 1948.
  • The name Fontana is Italian for fountain or water source, being in close proximity to the Santa Ana River to the east.
  • The City of Fontana was incorporated on June 25, 1952
  • Fontana has a half marathon run and a 5K run annually, known for runners scoring personal records because of a downward slope throughout the entire course.
  • The City and its Sphere of Influence encompass an area of approximately 52.4 square miles.
  • Fontana has been nicknamed the “Inland Empire” because of its location around numerous lakes, mountains, desert areas and close proximity to Los Angeles.
  • The elevation of Fontana is 377 m above sea level.

 

Facts About Fontana
Facts About Fontana

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