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Loma Linda, California

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**History and Geography**:
– Loma Linda was established as a mission outpost for Mission San Gabriel in the early 1800s.
– The city began as a development of tourist halls called Mound City in the late 1800s.
– In 1905, the Loma Linda Sanitarium was opened by Seventh-day Adventists.
– The Loma Linda College of Evangelists (now Loma Linda University) was established in February 1906.
– In 1969 and 2010, parts of Loma Linda were flooded by San Timoteo Creek.
– Loma Linda is located in San Bernardino County in the Inland Empire.
– It is bordered by San Bernardino, Redlands, Colton, and Riverside County.
– The South Hills area in the city is a rugged and hilly reserve.
– San Timoteo Creek flows through Loma Linda from southeast to northwest.
– The city has a total area of 7.5 square miles, with almost all of it being land.

**Water Contamination and Air Pollution**:
– Groundwater near Loma Linda is contaminated by perchlorate from rocket fuel manufacturing.
– Lockheed Martin installed a treatment plant in 2010 to remove perchlorate from the water.
– Loma Linda’s municipal water supply remains unaffected by the contamination.
– Perchlorate was also historically used by physicians to treat certain patients.
– The contamination issue has been addressed to safeguard the water supply.

**Demographics and Census Data**:
– Loma Linda’s population has seen steady growth over the years.
– The racial makeup in 2010 included White, African American, Asian, and Hispanic individuals.
– Most residents lived in households, with a small percentage in group quarters or institutions.
– The city had a mix of household types, including married couples and single-person households.
– The average household size was 2.56, and the average family size was 3.18.
– In 2000, Loma Linda had 18,681 residents in 7,536 households.
– The population density was 2,541.7 inhabitants per square mile.
– Household types varied, with a significant percentage of married couples.
– The city had a diverse population with households of different sizes.

**Longevity and Lifestyle**:
– Residents in Loma Linda have one of the highest rates of longevity in the United States.
– Loma Linda is labeled a Blue Zone, where longevity is significantly higher than the national average.
– Adventist cultural health and diet practices contribute to the longevity rate in Loma Linda.
– Alcohol sales are strictly controlled, and public smoking is banned in the city.
– The church-owned grocery store in Loma Linda does not sell meat.
– Loma Linda is known for its meatless lifestyle and plant-based diet.
– The community’s diet is linked to its residents’ long life expectancy.
– The town has been associated with the practice of vegetarianism for longevity.

**Government, Education, and Recognition**:
– Loma Linda utilizes the council-manager form of government.
– The City Council consists of Mayor Rhodes Rigsby and council members Phill Dupper, Ovidiu Popescu, Ron Dailey, and John Lenart.
– Police services are provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office.
– Loma Linda is part of the Redlands Unified School District.
– Bryn Mawr Elementary School is within Loma Linda city limits.
– Loma Linda Academy and Loma Linda University, both run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, are located in the city.
– Notable medical achievements at Loma Linda University Medical Center include the first baboon-to-human heart transplant and the first split-brain surgery.
– Loma Linda has sister cities in Manipal, India, and Libertador San Martin, Argentina.
– Loma Linda is home to Loma Linda University Medical Center and has been featured in National Geographic for its secrets to long life.

Loma Linda (Spanish for "Beautiful Hill") is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States, that was incorporated in 1970. The population was 24,791 at the 2020 census, up from 23,261 at the 2010 census. The central area of the city was originally known as Mound City, while its eastern half was originally the unincorporated community of Bryn Mawr.

Loma Linda, California
A view of Loma Linda University Medical Center, with the city surrounding it
A view of Loma Linda University Medical Center, with the city surrounding it
Flag of Loma Linda, California
Serving Man
Location of Loma Linda in San Bernardino County, California
Location of Loma Linda in San Bernardino County, California
Loma Linda, California is located in the United States
Loma Linda, California
Loma Linda, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 34°2′54″N 117°15′2″W / 34.04833°N 117.25056°W / 34.04833; -117.25056
Country United States
State California
CountySan Bernardino
IncorporatedSeptember 29, 1970
Named forSpanish for "beautiful hill"
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • City councilMayor Phill Dupper
Mayor pro tempore: Ron Dailey
Councilmember: Rhodes Rigsby
John Lenart
Bhavin Jindal
 • Total7.64 sq mi (19.79 km2)
 • Land7.64 sq mi (19.79 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0.01%
1,165 ft (355 m)
 • Total24,791
 • Density3,200/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
92350, 92354, 92357
Area code909
FIPS code06-42370
GNIS feature IDs1660935, 2410857
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