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Piñon Hills
Country  United States
State  California
County San Bernardino
 • Total 32.118 sq mi (83.185 km2)
 • Land 32.115 sq mi (83.178 km2)
 • Water 0.003 sq mi (0.008 km2)  0.01%
4,173 ft (1,272 m)
 • Total 7,272
 • Density 226.415/sq mi (87.420/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
Area codes 442/760
FIPS code 06-57302
GNIS feature ID 2627936

Piñon Hills is a census-designated place in San Bernardino County, California, near the Los Angeles County line. It is located along Pearblossom Highway, 28 miles east of Palmdale, and 15 miles west of the Cajon Pass where Pearblossom Highway meets Interstate 15. The town lies within 25 miles of Hesperia and Victorville. Piñon Hills is in a tri-community that consists of Piñon Hills, Phelan and Wrightwood. The elevation is 4,173 feet (1,272 m). The population was 7,272 at the 2010 census.

Corporations and buildings

Piñon Hills currently has only one elementary school, Pinon Hills Elementary, which is part of the Snowline Joint Unified School District. Middle school age students attend Pinon Mesa Middle School, and high school age students attend Serrano High School, both located in Phelan. There are alternative education options for students from kindergarten to senior year within the district: Snowline Virtual School, Heritage School, Eagle Summit Community Day School, and Chaparral Continuation High School.

Piñon Hills has one Fire Station in its community.

The ZIP Code is 92372, and the community is inside area codes 442 and 760.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 32.1 square miles (83.2 km²), 99.99% of it land, and 0.01% of it water.


The 2010 United States Census reported that Piñon Hills had a population of 7,272. The population density was 226.4 people per square mile (87.4/km²). The racial makeup of Piñon Hills was 5,966 (82.0%) White (70.3% Non-Hispanic White), 58 (0.8%) African American, 65 (0.9%) Native American, 189 (2.6%) Asian, 4 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 659 (9.1%) from other races, and 331 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,738 persons (23.9%).

The Census reported that 7,271 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 1 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 2,566 households, out of which 880 (34.3%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 1,518 (59.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 244 (9.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 151 (5.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 135 (5.3%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 15 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 526 households (20.5%) were made up of individuals and 189 (7.4%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83. There were 1,913 families (74.6% of all households); the average family size was 3.27.

The population was spread out with 1,803 people (24.8%) under the age of 18, 596 people (8.2%) aged 18 to 24, 1,570 people (21.6%) aged 25 to 44, 2,387 people (32.8%) aged 45 to 64, and 916 people (12.6%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.4 years. For every 100 females there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

There were 2,996 housing units at an average density of 93.3 per square mile (36.0/km²), of which 1,987 (77.4%) were owner-occupied, and 579 (22.6%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.8%; the rental vacancy rate was 8.9%. 5,542 people (76.2% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 1,729 people (23.8%) lived in rental housing units.

During 2009–2013, Piñon Hills had a median household income of $35,236, with 15.8% of the population living below the federal poverty line.


One of the largest Military Simulation Airsoft events in the United States, Operation Lion Claws, is held in the mountains of Piñon Hills, on the Jubilee Boy Scout Ranch.

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