City Profile
Demographics, Land Use, Transportation & More

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Market night photo

For more than 125 years, Redlands has been known as a community that celebrates its past and embraces its future. Early on, agriculture prospered with the navel orange, and many citrus groves can still be found in Redlands today.

Over the years, the City has earned a well-deserved reputation as a cultural and educational leader. Incorporated in 1888, community leaders have continually set high standards for housing, business, education and recreation.

Since its founding in 1881, Redlands remains a city positioned for continued economic success!  

Here’s a quick data snapshot of Redlands:

 

Demographics

Population: 71,684

Median Age: 37.5 yrs.

Per Capita Income: $38,686

Median Household (HH) Income: $75,223

Average HH Income: $104,231

HH Income over $100k: 36.9%

College Graduates (Bachelor’s degree or higher): 38.8%

Net Assessed Valuation (2018-19): $9.3 billion

Taxable Sales (2017-18): $1.76 billion

College graduate chart

Workforce 

Businesses in Redlands will find a diverse workforce that is comprised of recent college graduates and entry level candidates; service and hospitality staff members; skilled manufacturing workers; and experienced administrative and management professionals.

Total Employment: 35,258 Unemployment rate: 3.2%
Workforce by category pie chart Unemployment rate chart

Residential Market

Household Occupancy by Type pie chart Housing Units: 27,415
  • 14,883 Owner Occupied
  • 10,795 Renter Occupied

Median Home Price: $399,598

 

Average Apartment Rent (2BR): $1,527

Land Use

City 36.25 sq. mi.

Land use by category pie chart

 

Transportation

Transportation icon Freeways:
  • I-10
  • SR-210
Rail:
  • Passenger/San Bernardino station – Amtrak, Metrolink & Arrow (coming 2022)
  • Freight – BNSF 

Bus: Omnitrans

Airports:

  • Redlands Municipal
  • Ontario (30 min)
  • LAX (90 min)
  • John Wayne/Orange County (70 min)

Consumer Profiles

The top three consumer profiles for residents living in the City of Redlands include Exurbanites, the Young and Restless, and Comfortable Empty Nesters. These tapestry segments are based on socioeconomic and demographic data provided by Esri.

  • Exurbanites represent 17.8% (4,579 HH) of residents living in the City of Redlands.
  • Young and Restless represent 9.1% (2,330 HH) of residents living in the City of Redlands.
  • Comfortable Empty Nesters represent 7.9% (2,030 HH) of residents living in the City of Redlands.

 So how is this data collected? Find out by reading the Tapestry Segment Methodology White Paper

Education

Redlands has excellent educational facilities, including the University of Redlands, one of the nation’s leading private universities; four high schools (including one alternative high school); four middle schools; and 16 elementary schools. There are also more than 15 top-rated private and public colleges/universities within a 45-minute drive.

Recreation

Redlands residents and visitors have a variety of cultural and recreational amenities to choose from including a vibrant historic downtown; challenging 18-hole golf course; four performing arts theaters/amphitheaters; six museums; nature preserve; 21 city parks; a 36-acre sports complex; nearly 30 miles of hiking and equestrian trails; and over 36 miles of Class I, II and III bicycle paths.

Public Safety

The Redlands Police Department employs over 80 sworn officers and approximately 40 civilian personnel operating under a Risk Focused Policing (RFP) policy. The Redlands Fire Department maintains quality fire and emergency response services from its four strategically placed fire stations.