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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. 

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

  • Cal Oaks Sports Park
  • Los Alamos Hills Sports Park
  • Antigua Park

Things To Do In Murrieta

The city has 50 parks which offer facilities for activities ranging for picnics to various sports, including an equestrian park and miles of trails. A number of events are held in the city itself throughout the year, and is also a short drive from Southern California's wine country. San Diego County's beaches are just 35 minutes way.

Murrieta Transportation

Transportation for Murrieta is handled by Ontario International Airport, San Diego International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport.

Murrieta Higher Education

The need for higher education is taken care of by the Mount San Jacinto College, and there is also a CSU San Marcos extension several minutes away in Temecula. Murrieta also has campuses for Azusa Pacific University and University of Phoenix.

Demographics

People

Total Population108,583
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+45,019
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.7%
Median Earnings25+$42,316
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,522
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,856

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,879
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone15.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,548
Median House Value$339,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.3%
German12.8%
Irish10.1%
English9.3%
Italian6.5%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Polish1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Greek0.9%
Russian0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Canadian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
African0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Afghan)0.4%
Icelander0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
US/American0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Murrieta Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92562, 92563
P.O. Box Zip Codes92564
Phone Area Codes951
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.54
Approximate Longitude-117.33

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)

StationELSINORE
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp61 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 84 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationCAMP PENDLETON MCAS
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp42 to 69 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp60 to 81 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationRIVERSIDE FIRE STA 3
Distance29.1 miles
Jan Temp43 to 68 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp63 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 83 F
Annual Precip10.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canyon Lake10,985$88,166
Hemet82,748$42,857
Lake Elsinore60,230$66,255
Perris73,718$51,499
San Jacinto46,375$53,076
Temecula108,965$91,362

Murrieta Public Libraries

Murrieta Public Library
8 TOWN SQUARE
Murrieta, California
(951) 304-2665

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Murrieta Hospitals

Southwest Healthcare System-murrieta
(Proprietary)
25500 Medical Center Drive
Loma Linda University Medical Center-murrieta
(Non-profit)
28062 Baxter Road

Murrieta Public Schools

Antelope Hills Elementary
36105 Murrieta Oaks Ave.
ZIP: 92562
Primary
Total Enrollment 812
Avaxat Elementary
24300 Rancho Las Brisas Dr.
ZIP: 92562
Primary
Total Enrollment 735
E. Hale Curran Elementary
40855 Chaco Canyon Rd.
ZIP: 92562
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Murrieta Elementary
24725 Adams Ave.
ZIP: 92562
Primary
Total Enrollment 830
Murrieta Mesa High
24801 Monroe Ave.
ZIP: 92562
High
Total Enrollment 2198
Murrieta Valley High
42200 Nighthawk Way
ZIP: 92562
High
Total Enrollment 2440
Shivela Middle
24515 Lincoln Ave.
ZIP: 92562
Middle
Total Enrollment 1443
Alamos Elementary
38200 Pacific Park Dr.
ZIP: 92563
Primary
Total Enrollment 829
Alta Murrieta Elementary
39475 Whitewood Rd.
ZIP: 92563
Primary
Total Enrollment 769
Bella Vista Middle
31650 Browning St.
ZIP: 92563
Middle
Total Enrollment 1148
Daniel N. Buchanan Elementary
40121 Torrey Pines Rd.
ZIP: 92563
Primary
Total Enrollment 998
Dorothy Mcelhinney Middle
35185 Briggs Rd.
ZIP: 92563
Middle
Total Enrollment 1308
Lisa J. Mails Elementary
35185 Briggs Rd.
ZIP: 92563
Primary
Total Enrollment 981
Monte Vista Elementary
37420 Via Mira Mosa
ZIP: 92563
Primary
Total Enrollment 940
Oak Meadows Elementary
28600 Poinsettia St.
ZIP: 92563
Primary
Total Enrollment 1014
Rail Ranch Elementary
25030 Via Santee Rd.
ZIP: 92563
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Tenaja Canyon Academy
24150 Hayes Ave.
ZIP: 92563
Other
Total Enrollment 121
Tovashal Elementary
23801 Via Santee
ZIP: 92563
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Vista Murrieta High
28251 Clinton Keith Rd.
ZIP: 92563
High
Total Enrollment 3456
Warm Springs Middle
39245 Calle De Fortuna
ZIP: 92563
Middle
Total Enrollment 891

Murrieta Private Schools

Calvary Murrieta Christian Schools
24225 Monroe Ave
ZIP: 92562
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 638
Murrieta Ranch Preschool
24850 Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 92562
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
Murrieta Springs Adventist Christian Academy
32477 Starbuck Cir
ZIP: 92562
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Oak Grove Institute
24275 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 92562
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 169
Promise Christian Preschool
25664 Madison Ave
ZIP: 92562
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Tutor Time Child Care/learning Center
26624 Margarita Rd
ZIP: 92563
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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