Why Fontana is called Fontucky

In years past Fontana was often called Fontucky. The nickname Fontucky was given (and is still used today) because of the number of poor white people and rednecks living there (much like the back woods of Kentucky).

The nickname Fontucky has stuck and is still used partially because of the people living in some of the "nicer" surrounding areas such as Etiwanda and Alta Loma. People living in those areas try their best to differentiate themselves from the lower-income, lower classes and higher crime rates often associated with Fontana. By referring to Fontana as Fontucky, it perpetuates the stereotype which many claim is no longer true.

Today, the average income of Fontucky is actually slightly higher than the rest of California however the average home value is far lower than the rest of California. The lower home values of Fontana may be partially due to the number of mobile homes in the area which also makes the name Fontucky stick.

More people now refer to Fontucky as "little Mexico" or Fontalajara because the majority of people living in Fontana today are of Hispanic or Mexican descent. There are over 400% more "Mexicans" in Fontana today than there are Rednecks (aka, poor white trash).

No matter if you call it Fontana, Fontucky or Little Mexico, Fontana is still considered a shithole by most people!

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I LIVE IN FONTANA AND OUR AREA IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE AND PLANNED COMMUNITY. WE ALSO HAVE HUNTERS RIDGE IN FONTANA AND THAT IS A VERY EXPENSIVE AREA. SO YOU MAY BE THINKING OF THE OLD HOUSES IN AND AROUND FONTANA OR THE OUT SKIRTS OF BASELINE, IT IS TRUE MANY ARE NOT TAKEN CARE OF AND THAT YOU WILL FIND IN ANY CITY. WE HAVE A HUGE PARK IN SUMMIT AND IT IS LARGEST IN THE AREA. SO I WOULD RATHER LIVE IN FONTANA AND NOT HAVE TO PAY THE HIGHER TAXES IN RANCHO OR ALTA LOMA...ACTUALLY ALTA LOMA DOESN'T EXIST ACCORDING TO THE CITY HALL. IT IS ALL RANCHO.....

I always thought they called Fontana Fontucky because it was full of dumb uneducated people. You know, the kind of people that don't even know how to turn off the CAPS LOCK key on their computer. But, I live in Redlands, so what do I know.

Whoa that is sadly true.

I grew up in the area way before it was called Fontucky, but it seems to fit. Lucky for me we moved away when I was in Jr. High, or I'd be a thug...

I returned to the Inland Empire many years later to go to Graduate School at UCR (I did not want to go to UCR but USC screwed me on financial aid so it was the only place I could afford).

Anyway

In one of our classes at UCR someone from Fontana did a survey on why people lived in Fontana. On the survey a number of them said they liked the area and the whole class burst into laughter...

Even before Fontucky I can recall classmates at Mary B. Lewis slugging our teacher and the Principal who came to help. In the end one of these messed up kids wound up murdering his wife over a Bible and I believe is still in jail in for life for the murder.

Fontucky runs deep...

I think it has less to do with the houses and how new or old they are, and has more to do with the majority of people that live there.

BITCH SHUDDUP AND GIT BACK TO THE METH LAB. Oops, dang it, LOST ANOTHU TOOTH

This is in reply to the soon to be toothless ignorant meth addict with NO CLASS...You Give Fontana a BAD NAME.

You must have been from the North-Rialto border. And its not bitch...Its Ms. Bitch & if you were my Ol'Man & talked to me like that You'd be missing the rest of Your Teeth. You see Im from the side of Fontana where Your Daddy raised you NOT to take shit from an ignorant ass like you & taught me how to throw a mean ass right jab and a killer knee to your worthless crotch. Told me don't EVER rely on a man to take care of you learn just a little of as many things as you can..ie:.plumbing, drywall, roofing, wrenching on cars, repairing appliances, etc...and Guess what...I have more values than most, I had a better education, better job (aircraft sheet metal mechanic), & made more money than most men I knew! Ty My Family Oriented, Felony Flats - (Fontana) Italian Pop!

your just another poor ignant (909) ratchet hoe living in the I.E.

I know this was from a LONG time ago but nope. Fontana is beautiful. I lived here my whole life and I'm still living here. I love it. Its not "trashy" and I never heard of fontucky. Until today. If you never personality lived here don't say anything. I'm VERY educated . And all thanks to here and the teachers and because it's soo quiet here you can actually focus. But don't get me wrong, Fontana can be VERY loud sometimes but not crazy. Also fontana also has it's bad side like any other city. You guys must be talking about the old times. Now Fontana just SO beautiful. You have a VERY beautiful sight of the moutons. It also has the whole NAASCAR thing. Which I never go to but still. If you never been here don't say anything wrong about it because I could tell most of you never been here or haven't been here in a long time. And if you day a friend told you about it, then maybe to should come out here and see it. Oh and at night it's soo beautiful, you can hear the birds chirping really early like at 12 am . Fontana might not be beautiful for you guys because it has slot of open fields and wind, but I live by Sierra Lakes so it's pretty nice here.

I lived in Fontana but i do not remember any Moutons, is it something new? maybe you meant mutants!

Haha funny..... Not really. No I meant Mountains.

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