Location in California
|State :||United States|
|County :||San Bernardino County|
|Time zone :||Pacific ( UTC − 8 / −7 )|
|Residents :||120,300 (as of 2012)|
|Population density :||638.2 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||189.85 km 2 (approx. 73 mi 2 ) of
which 188.5 km 2 (approx. 73 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||832 m|
|Area code :||+1 760|
|GNIS ID :||1652806|
|Mayor :||Gloria Garcia|
Victorville is a city in San Bernardino County in the US state of California , United States , with a population of about 120,300 (as of 2012 ). The geographical coordinates are: 34.52 ° North, 117.33 ° West. The urban area has a size of 189.8 km² and is located about 100 km northeast of Los Angeles , 70 km east of Palmdale and about 50 km north of San Bernardino . The California Route 66 Museum is located in the old town .
In Victorville is Southern California Logistics Airport , a planned large air freight - hub , which currently barely customers, however, has found. Even before that, the site was used as an aircraft parking space, also because of the favorable dry air. There is also an aircraft recycling facility and an aircraft cemetery .
The US Air Force operated the George Air Force Base here from 1943 to 1992 .
Approx. In 1885, a Victor parish was founded at this location , named after the superintendent of the California Southern Railroad Co. Jacob Nash Victor .
In 1901, the name of the community was changed to Victorville at the behest of the Union Post Offices in order to avoid future confusion with the town of the same name, Victor, Colorado. There were no postcodes back then.
On September 21, 1962, Victorville officially received the status of "Community of California" with 8110 inhabitants (roughly equivalent to the city law in Germany).