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 Population76,276
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens6%
Employed Population 16+30,080
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size5

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,532
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,085
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,618

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,558
% Above Poverty Level79.8%
% Below Poverty Level20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone9.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,329
Median House Value$261,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)84.1%
Irish1.6%
German0.9%
Italian0.8%
French Except Basque0.4%
English0.4%
African0.2%
Arab0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Russian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Scottish0.1%
Polish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Greek0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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 Latitude33.83
Approximate Longitude-117.19

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 Lake11,106$102,477
Hemet84,069$48,361
Lake Elsinore64,037$71,296
Moreno Valley205,034$65,256
Riverside323,935$73,652
San Jacinto47,474$55,592

Perris Hospitals

Kindred Hospital Riverside
(Proprietary)
2224 Medical Center Drive

Perris Public Schools

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

Perris Private Schools

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