Adelanto, California

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Adelanto is a city located in San Bernardino County, California about 9 miles northwest of Victorville. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 18,130.

The name Adelanto is Spanish for progress or advance, and was first given to the post office that was established on the site in 1917.

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Geography

Adelanto is located in the Mojave Desert at 34°34'34" North, 117°25'58" West (34.575990, -117.432713)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 138.7 km² (53.5 mi²). 138.6 km² (53.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.04% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 18,130 people, 4,714 households, and 3,841 families residing in the city. The population density is 130.8/km² (338.7/mi²). There are 5,547 housing units at an average density of 40.0/km² (103.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 50.45% White, 13.11% African American, 1.61% Native American, 1.60% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 26.58% from other races, and 6.47% from two or more races. 45.77% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 4,714 households out of which 56.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% are married couples living together, 17.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.5% are non-families. 14.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.53 and the average family size is 3.89.

In the city the population is spread out with 38.0% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 35.2% from 25 to 44, 12.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 27 years. For every 100 females there are 115.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 123.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $31,594, and the median income for a family is $35,254. Males have a median income of $33,971 versus $25,807 for females. The per capita income for the city is $10,053. 24.5% of the population and 21.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 30.0% of those under the age of 18 and 12.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Sites of Interest

The El Mirage Dry Lake, located just west of Adelanto, has used in filming many movies and television commercials, and is popular for racing off-road vehicles and land yachts.

Facilities

At Adelanto the static inverter plant of the HVDC Intermountain is located.

Sports teams

Minor League Baseball: High Desert Mavericks

External links

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