Grand Terrace, California

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Grand Terrace is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. The population was 11,626 at the 2000 census. Grand Terrace is located between the cities of Riverside and San Bernardino along the I-215 corridor. The city is situated between two mountain ridges, Blue Mountain to the east, and La Loma Hills to the west.



The city was founded in 1978. Before then it was considered South Colton. Setteler's can be dated back to the 1800's[1]


This 3.6-square-mile (9.3 km2) community has an average elevation of 1,065 feet (325 m). Its motto, inscribed on the city flag, is "The Blue Mountain City" (its official slogan is "A city set upon a mountain cannot be hidden"), and refers to the Blue Lupine flower that used to grow on Blue Mountain in the spring.

According to the city's web site, the 2000 census revealed that Grand Terrace has the highest median income in the Inland Empire region at $61,068. According to an article in The Press Enterprise dated May 31, 2002, “Its clean streets, quiet neighborhoods and no violent crime are big draws for its middle-income population.”


Grand Terrace is located at 34°1′52″N 117°19′0″W / 34.03111°N 117.316667°W / 34.03111; -117.316667 (34.031019, -117.316683)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.0 km² (3.5 mi²), all land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,626 people, 4,221 households, and 3,051 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,293.6/km² (3,352.3/mi²). There were 4,458 housing units at an average density of 496.0/km² (1,285.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.8% White, 4.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 9.8% from other races, and 5.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.4% of the population.

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