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San Bernardino County, California

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San Bernardino County (/sæn ˌbɜːrnəˈdn/ (Loudspeaker.svglisten)), officially the County of San Bernardino, is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California, and is located within the Inland Empire area. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the population was 2,181,654,[8] making it the fifth-most populous county in California and the 14th-most populous in the United States. The county seat is San Bernardino.[9]

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San Bernardino County
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Coat of arms of San Bernardino County
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Location in the state of California
Location in the state of California
CountryUnited States
EstablishedApril 26, 1853[1]
Named forSan Bernardino, named for San Bernardino de Sena Estancia, named in turn for Saint Bernardino of Siena
County seatSan Bernardino
Largest city (Pop.)San Bernardino
Largest city (Area)Victorville
  BodyBoard of Supervisors [2][3]
  ChairDawn Rowe (N.P.)
  Vice ChairPaul Cook (R)
  Board of Supervisors [4]
  Chief executive officerLeonard X. Hernandez
  Total20,105 sq mi (52,070 km2)
  Land20,057 sq mi (51,950 km2)
  Water48 sq mi (120 km2)
Highest elevation11,503 ft (3,506 m)
  Total2,181,654 Increase[7]
  Density110/sq mi (40/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific Time Zone)
  Summer (DST)UTC−7 (Pacific Daylight Time)
Area codes442/760, 909, 951
FIPS code06-071

While included within the Greater Los Angeles area, San Bernardino County is included in the RiversideSan BernardinoOntario metropolitan statistical area, as well as the Los AngelesLong Beach combined statistical area.

With an area of 20,105 square miles (52,070 km2), San Bernardino County is the largest county in the contiguous United States by area, although some of Alaska's boroughs and census areas are larger. The county is close to the size of West Virginia.

This vast county stretches from where the bulk of the county population resides in three Census County Divisions (Fontana, San Bernardino, and Victorville-Hesperia), counting 1,793,186 people as of the 2010 Census, covering 1,730 square miles (4,500 km2), across the thinly populated deserts and mountains. It spans an area from south of the San Bernardino Mountains in San Bernardino Valley, to the Nevada border and the Colorado River.

With a population that is 53.7% Hispanic as of 2020, it is California's most populous majority-Hispanic county and the second-largest nationwide.[10]