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Overview

Introduction to Perris, California

Perris, California, in Riverside county, is 10 miles S of Moreno Valley, California (center to center) and 15 miles SE of Riverside, California. It's located in the Perris Valley and is included in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area. The municipality offers a mild Mediterranean climate. The city includes a large Hispanic population. It's a prominent regional distribution center.

Perris History

Spanish and Mexican miners discovered gold in the nearby hills. The area was also mined for tin and coal. The city is named in tribute to Fred T. Perris, the former chief engineer of the California Southern Railroad. The town experienced significant growth due to the arrival of the railroad in 1886. However, after the railroad tracks were unusable due to storms, train service to San Diego was no longer offered on the rail line.

Perris incorporated in 1911. When water was brought to the area in the 1950's alfalfa, King potatoes and sugar beets became the primary crops. After Lake Perris was constructed in the early 1970s the area became a popular recreational location.

Perris Attractions

  • Orange Empire Railway Museum features a collection of trollies and is regarded as the largest operating museum of its type situated on the West Coast.
  • Perris Auto Speedway.
  • Rock Castle.
  • Perris Multicultural Festival.
  • Perris Valley Historical and Museum Association showcases collections of Luiseno Indian artifacts, historic farming equipment and clothing.
  • Santa Fe Depot features High Victorian architecture and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Fred T. Perris Day.
  • Potato Festival.

Perris Activities

Perris is a popular location for amateur and professional skydivers. Perris Valley Skydiving is regarded as one of the largest skydiving centers located in North America. It's also known for hot air ballooning. Lake Perris provides opportunities for boating, fishing, camping, horseback riding and hiking and attracts a large crowd during the summer. Visitors and residents enjoy the activities in nearby Palm Springs. The scenic San Bernardino National Forest includes camping and picnic locations and offers scenic hiking trails.

Perris Higher Education

Riverside Community College and Mount San Jacinto College are nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population73,718
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens5.5%
Employed Population 16+26,471
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married42.5%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.9%
Median Earnings25+$29,734
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,035
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,044

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,499
% Above Poverty Level76.4%
% Below Poverty Level23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone9.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,280
Median House Value$211,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)86%
Irish1.9%
German1.2%
African0.8%
Italian0.8%
English0.7%
Ethiopian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
French Except Basque0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Russian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Polish0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Arab0.1%
Greek0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Perris Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92570, 92571
P.O. Box Zip Codes92572
Company Zip Codes92599
Phone Area Codes951
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.78
Approximate Longitude-117.33

Perris Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSUN CITY
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp36 to 66 F
Apr Temp44 to 77 F
Jul Temp59 to 98 F
Oct Temp49 to 84 F
Annual Precip11.4 inches
StationELSINORE
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp61 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 84 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationCORONA
Distance19.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 83 F
Annual Precip12 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canyon Lake10,985$88,166
Hemet82,748$42,857
Lake Elsinore60,230$66,255
Moreno Valley202,061$57,426
Riverside318,678$67,122
San Jacinto46,375$53,076

Perris Hospitals

Kindred Hospital Riverside
(Proprietary)
2224 Medical Center Drive

Perris Public Schools

The Academy Community Day
515 E. Seventh St.
ZIP: 92570
High
Total Enrollment 64
Enchanted Hills Elementary
1357 Mt. Baldy St.
ZIP: 92570
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
Good Hope Elementary
24050 Theda St.
ZIP: 92570
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Manuel L. Real Elementary
19150 Clark St.
ZIP: 92570
Primary
Total Enrollment 684
Railway Elementary
555 Alpine Dr.
ZIP: 92570
Primary
Total Enrollment 864
Innovative Horizons Charter
1461 N. A St.
ZIP: 92570
Primary
Total Enrollment 886
Columbia Elementary
21350 Rider St.
ZIP: 92570
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Sky View Elementary
625 Mildred St.
ZIP: 92570
Primary
Total Enrollment 1008
California Military Institute
755 N. A St.
ZIP: 92570
Other
Total Enrollment 969
Tomas Rivera Middle
21675 Martin St.
ZIP: 92570
Middle
Total Enrollment 1025
Citrus Hill High
18150 Wood Rd.
ZIP: 92570
High
Total Enrollment 2370
Rob Reiner Children & Families Center
2221 S. A St.
ZIP: 92570
Pinacate Middle
1990 S. A St.
ZIP: 92570
Middle
Total Enrollment 1185
Park Avenue Elementary
445 S. Park Ave.
ZIP: 92570
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
Mead Valley Elementary
21-100 Oleander Ave.
ZIP: 92570
Primary
Total Enrollment 690
Perris Lake High (continuation)
418 W. Ellis
ZIP: 92570
High
Total Enrollment 328
Perris Elementary
500 A St.
ZIP: 92571
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Palms Elementary
255 E. Jarvis
ZIP: 92571
Primary
Total Enrollment 952
Val Verde Elementary
2656 Indian Ave.
ZIP: 92571
Primary
Total Enrollment 874
Lakeside Middle
27720 Walnut St.
ZIP: 92571
Middle
Total Enrollment 1220
Triple Crown Elementary
530 Orange Ave.
ZIP: 92571
Primary
Total Enrollment 844
Perris High
175 E. Nuevo Rd.
ZIP: 92571
High
Total Enrollment 2428
May Ranch Elementary
900 E. Morgan
ZIP: 92571
Primary
Total Enrollment 946
Avalon Elementary
1815 E. Rider St.
ZIP: 92571
Primary
Total Enrollment 746
Val Verde High
972 W. Morgan St.
ZIP: 92571
High
Total Enrollment 316
Sierra Vista Elementary
20300 Sherman Rd.
ZIP: 92571
Primary
Total Enrollment 1099
Special Ed Pre-school
975 W. Morgan St.
ZIP: 92571

Perris Private Schools

St James Catholic School
250 W 3rd St
ZIP: 92570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 162
California Ranch School
21135 Olympia Ave
ZIP: 92570
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Oak Grove At The Ranch
23115 Rider St
ZIP: 92570
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
Lighthouse Christian Academy
23100 Betty Rd
ZIP: 92570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Temple Christian School
745 N Perris Blvd
ZIP: 92571
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 86
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