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Overview

Introduction to Temecula, California

Temecula is a city located in the southwestern part of Riverside County, California. Situated near the junction of Interstates I-15 and I-215, and also serviced by California State Highway 79, Temecula lies about 86 miles southeast of Los Angeles and 60 miles north of San Diego. It is bordered by its neighboring city of Murrieta on the northwest.

Temecula History

The name Temecula comes from an alternative spelling of the Luiseño word "Temecunga," roughly translated to mean, "Where the sun breaks through the mist." Early settlement in the area was boosted by the 1859 establishment of the first inland Southern California post office in Temecula, to which stagecoach deliveries were regular occurrences. Rail service arrived in the late 19th century, and by the turn of the century Temecula had gained prominence as a shipping point for grain and cattle. The community's growth continued through the 20th century, with dramatic changes taking place in the 1970s with the onset of large-scale subdivision and development of real estate. In 1989, Temecula became incorporated as a city. Temecula today is the site of one of California's oldest wineries, and the Temecula Valley serves as one of the state's relatively small but significant wine producing regions.

Arts and Entertainment in Temecula

Temecula's Old Town district contains a mix of old historic buildings, antique stores, shops and restaurants. The Temecula Valley Museum chronicles life in the Temecula Valley through different periods of time and different cultures. On display are handcrafted artifacts, cultural items, ranching and farming equipment, documents and photographs. Also part of the district is the Imagination Workshop Children's Museum. This award-winning site features interactive displays and hands-on inventions and gadgets. The 358-seat Old Town Temecula Community Theater is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of Old Town Temecula. The historic 1890 Mercantile Building houses the ticket office, a visual art gallery, and an intimate performance space. The Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival is an annual September event which draws filmmakers and musicians from across the nation and around the globe. Nearby Winchester is the site of the Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival, a July event which offers top-name entertainment, wine tasting, arts and crafts and a food court. Just south of Temecula is the Pechanga Resort and Casino complex, owned and operated by the Pechanga Tribe of Luiseño Indians. The resort, Temecula Valley's number one employer, includes a large casino, bingo hall, hotel, convention center, showroom, cabaret lounge and seven restaurants.

Demographics

People

Total Population108,965
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens9.6%
Employed Population 16+48,525
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married55%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.2%
Median Earnings25+$45,496
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,856
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,468

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,362
% Above Poverty Level93.3%
% Below Poverty Level6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone14.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,629
Median House Value$360,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)45%
German13.9%
Irish9.9%
English8.2%
Italian7%
Polish2.1%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.9%
Swedish1.8%
Norwegian1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Russian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Czech0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.4%
African0.4%
West Indian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Afghan)0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Syrian0.1%
South African0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Temecula Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92590, 92591, 92592
P.O. Box Zip Codes92589, 92593
Phone Area Codes951, 909
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.51
Approximate Longitude-117.1

Temecula 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
Distance15.6 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
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp38 to 66 F
Apr Temp46 to 77 F
Jul Temp61 to 98 F
Oct Temp51 to 84 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationOCEANSIDE MARINA
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp45 to 64 F
Apr Temp51 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 72 F
Oct Temp56 to 71 F
Annual Precip11.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Canyon Lake10,985$88,166
Hemet82,748$42,857
Lake Elsinore60,230$66,255
Murrieta108,583$80,879
Perris73,718$51,499
Vista98,560$59,731

Temecula Hospitals

Temecula Valley Hospital
31700 Temecula Pkwy

Temecula Public Schools

River Springs Charter
43466 Business Park Dr.
ZIP: 92590
Other
Total Enrollment 5333
Mosaica Online Academy Of Southern California
43218 Business Park Dr., Ste. 20
ZIP: 92590
Rancho Elementary
31530 La Serena Way
ZIP: 92591
Primary
Total Enrollment 531
James L. Day Middle
40775 Camino Campos Verdes
ZIP: 92591
Middle
Total Enrollment 994
Ysabel Barnett Elementary
39925 Harveston Dr.
ZIP: 92591
Primary
Total Enrollment 941
Nicolas Valley Elementary
39600 N. General Kearney Rd.
ZIP: 92591
Primary
Total Enrollment 753
Chaparral High
27215 Nicolas Rd.
ZIP: 92591
High
Total Enrollment 3237
Temecula Elementary
41951 Moraga Rd.
ZIP: 92591
Primary
Total Enrollment 632
Margarita Middle
30600 Margarita Rd.
ZIP: 92591
Middle
Total Enrollment 862
Helen Hunt Jackson Elementary
32400 Camino San Dimas
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Paloma Elementary
42940 Via Rami
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Vail Ranch Middle
33340 Camino Piedra Rojo
ZIP: 92592
Middle
Total Enrollment 1149
Crowne Hill Elementary
33535 Old Kent Rd.
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 639
Vail Elementary
29835 Mira Loma Dr.
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Vintage Hills Elementary
42240 Camino Romo
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 745
Red Hawk Elementary
32045 Camino San Jose
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Great Oak High
32555 Deer Hollow Way
ZIP: 92592
High
Total Enrollment 3621
Pauba Valley Elementary
33125 Regina Dr.
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 572
Temecula Middle
42075 Meadows Pkwy.
ZIP: 92592
Middle
Total Enrollment 1173
Susan H. Nelson
32225 Pio Pico Rd.
ZIP: 92592
Other
Total Enrollment 180
Abby Reinke Elementary
43799 Sunny Meadows Dr.
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 815
Temecula Luiseno Elementary
45754 Wolf Creek Dr., N.
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 1013
Tony Tobin Elementary
45200 Morgan Hill Dr.
ZIP: 92592
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
Rancho Vista High
32225 Pio Pico Rd.
ZIP: 92592
High
Total Enrollment 181
Erle Stanley Gardner Middle
45125 Via Del Coronado
ZIP: 92592
Middle
Total Enrollment 1076
Temecula Valley High
31555 Rancho Vista Rd.
ZIP: 92592
High
Total Enrollment 2722

Temecula Private Schools

Temecula Montessori
27635 Jefferson Ave
ZIP: 92590
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Abc Childcare Center
29705 Solana Way
ZIP: 92591
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Abc Village
40045 Village Rd
ZIP: 92591
Elementary
Total Enrollment 25
Kindercare Learning Center
40295 Winchester Rd
ZIP: 92591
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
St Jeanne De Lestonnac School
32650 Avenida Lestonnac
ZIP: 92592
Elementary
Total Enrollment 440
Linfield Christian School
31950 Pauba Rd
ZIP: 92592
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 713
Hillcrest Academy
29275 Santiago Rd
ZIP: 92592
Elementary
Total Enrollment 169
Kindercare Learning Center
31935 Via Rio Temecula Rd
ZIP: 92592
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Discovery Isle Child Development Center
32220 Temecula Pkwy
ZIP: 92592
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Rancho Christian School
31300 Rancho Community Way
ZIP: 92592
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 515
Temecula Christian School
29825 Santiago Rd
ZIP: 92592
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Van Avery Prep
29851 Santiago Rd
ZIP: 92592
Elementary
Total Enrollment 420
Pechanga School
12705 Pechanga Rd
ZIP: 92592
Elementary
Total Enrollment 82
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