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San Bernardino is rated as one of the top poorest cities in the United States!
Do you realize that?
- San Bernardino County is the largest county in the U.S.
- The City of San Bernardino filed for bankruptcy in 2012.
- Federal statistics in 2015 stated that San Bernardino was the poorest city in the country, just ahead of Detroit.
- 3 out of 5 residents in San Bernardino County live below the Federal poverty guidelines
- 100% of all Santa Claus, Inc. recipients are families approved for free and reduced school lunch.
- The unemployment rate in San Bernardino is not rebounding as quickly as that of other like areas of California
- San Bernardino has the second largest foster care system in California
- Homelessness has reached a new level with 2 out of 10 residents near homelessness.
- San Bernardino Unified School District has one of the highest dropout rates in the state,
- Teen pregnancies are the 3rd highest in California and 11th in the nation.
- Santa Claus, Inc. has served over 1,000,000 children since its inception in 1952.
- Santa's workshop is located in the 92410 zip code, one of the top 3 poorest in the nation.