Rancho Cucamonga is a suburban city in San Bernardino County, California. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,269, up from 127,743 at the 2000 census. L. Dennis Michael was elected as Mayor on November 2, 2010. John Gillison is the City Manager. The city was incorporated in 1977, as a result of a vote among the residents of the unincorporated communities of Alta Loma, Cucamonga, and Etiwanda. Money's Best Places to Live 2006 ranked Rancho Cucamonga as #42 in America. Rancho Cucamonga is located at 34724N 1173446W / 34.12333N 117.57944W / 34.12333; -117.57944 (34.123345, -117.579404), or about 39 miles (63 km) east of Los Angeles. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 39.9 square miles (103 km). 99.95% of it is land and 0.05% is water. Rancho Cucamonga is the conjunction of the Mojave Trail, the Old Spanish Trail, the Santa Fe Trail, former U.S. Route 66 (now signed as Foothill Boulevard), and El Camino Real.
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