Benjamin Edward Jones the youngest of three children, was born on November 12, 1935 to Nathaniel Jones Sr. and Earsula (Redwood) Jones in Wabbaseka, Arkansas. In August of 1965, he was ask to serve as the Pastor of Zion Elect Church of God in Christ in San Bernardino Ca.. Being a man of faith, he would walk up and down the street of Muscoy California, where his church was and pray for the city, community and the leaders. The Lord brought many individuals back and transformed their lives.
Benjamin Jones was greatly involved in many activities in the community, a 12 step Drug and Alcohol program for community residents, feeding the hungry and providing Christmas toys for the less fortunate He was a member of the police clergy and did ride-along with the San Bernardino Police department in San Bernardino,. Additionally he worked with many Social Services organizations to help the community in Muscoy. He loved people with his whole heart and dedicated his life to helping the less fortunate which extended not only from San Bernardino but also to San Diego, Hemet, Oceanside, Los Angeles, Utah, Idaho, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mexico.
The current population of Delman Heights is 2,595 with the median age of 25. Delman Heights's median household income is $38,808, and the average household net worth is $232,816. 41% of Delman Heights's population are long term residents having lived in their homes for more than 5 years, while 16% of Delman Heights's population have moved in the last year. As you can see below in the graph the majority is overwhelmingly children and we need to be part of the solution, because resources are few and far between..
Crime rate index represents the average crime rate for a local area in comparison to nearby areas and the national average. A crime index of 100 represents the national average. Delman Heights, has 41% less property crime than San Bernardino, and is 1% below the nation’s average. Delman Heights, has 5% less personal crime than San Bernardino and when compared to that of the United States, Delman Heights is 110% above the national average in 2014.
And as you can imagine one of the biggest challenges in this region is education. Education data represents the highest level of education attained by residents in Delman Heights. In Delman Heights, 59% of residents 18 and over graduated from high school and 4% completed a Bachelor’s degree or higher, which is 15% lower than that of Riverside Metro. Education statistics is sourced from census, 2014. Graph above; Literacy has always been a divide between the poor and the average or middle income family dynamics, here are the numbers for 2014 with no foreseeable improvement slated for 2015 unless we as the community jump in to lend a hand.