Highland is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 interesting and fun facts about Highland, California, United States.
1. The population of the city was 53,104 as of the 2010 census, up from 44,605 at the 2000 census.
2. The term Highland also refers to a geographical area of the city of San Bernardino (generally east of Del Rosa Avenue to the eastern city limits), and parts of unincorporated San Bernardino County.
3. Highland is generally divided into two regions, East Highland and Highland (Generally considered west of State Route 210, with the majority of inhabitants living east of the freeway.)
4. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.9 square miles (48.9 km2). 18.8 square miles (48.6 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2) of it (0.71%) is water.
5. Highland is served by two public school districts: Redlands Unified and San Bernardino Unified School Districts (the boundaries are generally defined by City Creek; residents east of City Creek are in the Redlands Unified School District while those west of City Creek are served by San Bernardino City Unified School District).
6. Highland is home to a library and environmental learning center. The Highland Sam J. Racadio Library and Environmental Learning Center is a gold-rated LEED building. It holds thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, and other items. It offers free computer access and Wi-fi. It has a rooftop garden and is home to animals, amphibians, and reptiles from around the globe.
7. Local colleges and universities include: Loma Linda University, University of Redlands, California State University’s San Bernardino campus, and the two-campus San Bernardino Community College District (which includes Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa and San Bernardino Valley College).
8. Highland was founded as a townsite in 1891 and incorporated as a California general law city in November 1987. It follows a City Manager, City Council form of government with the City Manager appointed by the City Council.
9. In the California State Legislature, Highland is the 23rd Senate District, represented by Republican Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh, and in the 40th Assembly District, represented by Democrat James Ramos.
10. In the United States House of Representatives, Highland is split between California’s 8th congressional district, represented by Republican Jay Obernolte and California’s 31st congressional district, represented by Democrat Pete Aguilar.