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!


The city has had a few robberies these past weeks. But overall, its a safe city. They just built a Hilton Inn (Sierra Ave.) down on the south side of Fontana. They're also a nice Comfort Inn in the north side of Fontana on Foothill close to the 15 freeway. Enjoy your vacation!

The Hilton on Sierra is very nice.

Well, assuming that you already took your trip, or you can save this information for your next trip, your best bet would have been to stay around the Ontario Mills area. That's close to Fontucky, (I mean Fontana lol) but not in the Fontana city. Any further east, it's not a great idea. You a also have shopping in this general area and it's pretty much a reputable part of town. Hope this helps! (:

Thanks guys, had a nice time visiting the Ontario Mills Mall - and a few other places. The Rancho Cucamonga Shooting range however wouldn't permit a lone person try out their arsenal for fears of suicide in accordance with California's State law!

I should love to try the lakes for fishing next time - and possibly the green parks!

Overall, folk were friendly and warm! :)

The indoor Rancho Magnum range?
Yah, I hate that they wont let you rent their hardware alone, yet you can bring in whatever hardware you want and use it alone..

Yep, that was the name. But I guess I can understand their sentiments seeing that 9 year old girl accidentally fired the Uzi at her coach ... It was unfortunate.

Was back 8 days ago, thanks - and will be back again!

It could be a lot worse. You could have WVU and then Fontucky would be worthy only of abolition.

I think Fontucky is quite a funny name....lol

It`s called Fontucky; first because when H.J.Kaiser started to open his new steel mill, he was in need of WORKER`S that would get the job done, and not bitch about how nasty and dirty the job was. And happy to have a job where your not hundreds of feet bored into a mountain work in tunels that most of the time are only 42" tall. So you can`t stand up. YEHA, you had to be a tough S.O.B just to make it. So H.J.Kaiser sent recruiters to Those parts of Kentucky.and 3 more states , As far back as I can remember ,In early times of FONTUCKY 1946-1956 It was a lot like a JAMES TOWN , it was incorperated in 1952. But in 1957 or 1958 or there about ,I was at my cusins having BBQ.my dad and his friends were shooting at some of there freerange chickens, nextdoor called the cops. Back then the cops would not come on your property. They stayed parked on the street , and asked what was mater? My Dad shot his army 45cal. Twice over his head and yelled, not a damed thing! so off drives the cop, and wasting no time in doing so. I`ve spent most of my life here,and most likely die here. And wouldn`t have it any otherway!


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