Facts regarding the Inland Empire*:
- If the Inland Empire was a state, it would be the 41st largest by land mass in the United States (27,408 square miles), between South Carolina and West Virginia. Reference
- If the Inland Empire was a state, it would be the 27th largest by population in the United States (4.22M), between Kentucky and Oregon. Reference
- If the Inland Empire was a Country, it would be the 150th largest, (of 258), in the world between Haiti and Rwanda, ("countries" defined from Wikipedia). Reference
- San Bernardino County is the largest County in the United States at 20,105 square miles. Reference
- The Inland Empire has a population of 4,224,851 as of the 2010 US Census, which is the 12th largest Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) in the United States. Reference
- The Inland Empire is known as the "IE" or the "909" in reference to the predominant area code in San Bernardino County.
- Other area codes in the Inland Empire are: (951) for much of Riverside County and (760) for the "Low Desert" Palm Springs area and "High Desert" Victorville area.
- The Median household income for San Bernardino County was $54,090 and Riverside County was $56,529 based off the U.S. Census Bureau data. This is roughly the same as Los Angeles County at $55,909.
- More than 80% of California's imported goods are shipped through the Inland Empire corridor. However, since the "Great Recession", some local cities have seen industrial and warehouse vacancies over 22%.
- Crime rates in Riverside and Ontario are only slightly higher than national average. However, the city of San Bernardino is consistently twice, (or more), than national average crime rates.
*Defined as San Bernardino + Riverside County
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