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Overview

Introduction to Murrieta, California

Murrieta, California, in Riverside county, is 5 miles NW of Temecula, California (center to center) and 29 miles S of Riverside, California. The city is in the Riverside - San Bernardino area. There are 44,282 residents in Murrieta.

Murrieta History

Murrieta started becoming popular when Juan Murrieta from Spain brought a flock of more than 100,000 sheep to this area. A railway station was built in 1882. It connected Murrieta with Southern California. The city started booming but decline followed in 1935 when trains stopped running. The city started growing again in the early 1980s when Interstate 15 was built through it. The city was incorporated in 1991.

Murrieta and nearby Attractions

  • Alta Murrieta Sports Park
  • Antigua Park
  • Creekside Villages

Things To Do In Murrieta

The city has several parks which offer facilities for activities ranging for picnics to various sports. A number of events are held in the city throughout the year. These events cater to the interests of the young as well as the old.

Murrieta Transportation

The San Bernardino International Airport serves the city.

Murrieta Higher Education

The need for higher education is taken care of by the Mount San Jacinto College.

People

Total Population 106,326
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 10.5%
Employed Population 16+ 45,076
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 54.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.8%
Median Earnings25+ $42,476
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,600
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,236

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,996
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,541
Median House Value $287,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.1%
Irish 10.3%

Murrieta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Temecula, California (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles S of Riverside, California
County Riverside
Standard Zip Codes 92562, 92563
P.O. Box Zip Codes 92564
Phone Area Codes 951
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.553
Longitude -117.213

Murrieta Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ELSINORE
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 66 F
Apr Temp 46 to 77 F
Jul Temp 61 to 98 F
Oct Temp 51 to 84 F
Annual Precip 12 inches
Station CAMP PENDLETON MCAS
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 42 to 69 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Station RIVERSIDE FIRE STA 3
Distance 29.1 miles
Jan Temp 43 to 68 F
Apr Temp 49 to 76 F
Jul Temp 63 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 83 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Canyon Lake 10,810 $79,561
Hemet 81,203 $41,824
Lake Elsinore 56,243 $65,855
Perris 71,377 $48,265
San Jacinto 45,497 $52,111
Temecula 104,955 $86,773

Murrieta Public Libraries

Library
Murrieta Public Library
39589 LOS ALAMOS ROAD
Murrieta, California
(909) 304-2665

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Murrieta Hospitals

SOUTHWEST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
25500 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE
(951) 696-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Murrieta High Schools

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MURRIETA VALLEY HIGH
24105 WASHINGTON AVE.
909-696-1408
Serves 3,583 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

VISTA MURRIETA HIGH SCHOOL
28251 CLINTON KEITH ROAD
909-894-5750
Serves 1,320 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.5

TENAJA CANYON ACADEMY
24150 HAYES AVENUE
909-696-1409
A Non-traditional School
Serves 71 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.7

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