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Murrieta, CA Facts, History & Demographics

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Murrieta experienced over a 100% population increase between 2000 and 2010 according to the most recent census, making Murrieta one of the fastest growing cities in the state. Largely residential in character, Murrieta is largely a commuter town, with many of its residents commuting to jobs in San Diego County, Orange County, the more commercialized neighboring city of Temecula to the south, and Camp Pendleton.

Murrieta is bordered by Temecula to the south and the newly incorporated cities of Menifee and Wildomar to the north. With neighboring Temecula, Murrieta forms the southwestern anchor of the Inland Empire region. It is almost equidistant to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County, California.

Murrieta is distinct from Rancho Murieta, a census-designated place (CDP) and guard-gated community in Sacramento County, California, United States. Esequial Murrieta is credited with founding Murrieta. He is unrelated to Southern California bandit Joaquin Murrieta.


• City: Murrieta 
• Motto: "The Future of Southern California" 
• ZIP Codes: 84601-84606 
• Area Code(s): 385, 801 

Location: 
• Coordinates: 40°14′39.92″N 111°39′38.89″W
 / 40.2444222°N 111.6608028°W / 40.2444222; -111.6608028

• State: California 
• County: California 
• Founded: 1849 
• Incorporated: April 1850 
• Named for Ιtienne Murrietast


Area 
• City 44.2 sq mi (114.4 km2) 
• Land 41.7 sq mi (107.9 km2) 
• Water 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2) 
• Elevation 4,551 ft (1,387 m) 
• Population 112,488 
• Density 2,500/sq mi (980/km2) 
• Metro 526,810 
• Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7) 
• Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6) 
• FIPS code 49-62470 
• GNIS feature ID 1444661


History
For most of its history Murrieta was not heavily populated. A Spaniard, Esequial Murrieta, purchased the Rancho Pauba and Rancho Temecula Mexican land grants, comprising 52,000 acres (210 km2) in the area, intending to bring his sheep-raising business to California. He returned to Spain, however, and turned the land over to his younger brother, Juan (1844–1936), who brought 100,000 sheep to the valley in 1873, using the meadows to feed his sheep. Others discovered the valley after the construction of a depot in 1882 that connected Murrieta to the Southern California Railroad's transcontinental route. By 1890 some 800 people lived in Murrieta. Today much of the site (about 50 acres) is home to a Bible college and conference center, owned by Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, which has invested millions of dollars into restoring and rebuilding the old resort rooms. When the trains stopped in 1935, tourists – the lifeblood of the town – were much harder to come by. The boom that Murrieta had experienced due to the train and the hot springs gradually died, leaving Murrieta as a small country town.

Although US Route 395 did pass through Murrieta, it wasn't until Interstate 15 was built in the early 1980s that another boom began to take hold. By the late 1980s suburban neighborhoods were being constructed, and people began moving to the Murrieta area from cities and towns in San Diego, Riverside, and Orange Counties as the population grew rapidly.

In 1990, residents began a campaign for city status which resulted in the establishment of the City of Murrieta on July 1, 1991. By then the population had increased from 2,200 in 1980 to 24,000. Between 1991 and 2007 the city's population further increased to an estimated 97,257 residents, and at the 2010 United States Census[update] was 103,466, making it the largest city in Southwest Riverside County.


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Murrieta is a city in southwestern Riverside County, California, United States. The population of Murrieta was 103,466 at the 2010 census.  

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People Murrieta California
Population, 2011 estimate 105,857 37,691,912
Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 103,466 37,253,956
Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 2.3% 1.2%
Population, 2010 103,466 37,253,956
Persons under 5 years, percent, 2010 7.0% 6.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2010 30.4% 25.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2010 10.1% 11.4%
Female persons, percent, 2010 51.2% 50.3%
White persons, percent, 2010 (a) 69.7% 57.6%
Black persons, percent, 2010 (a) 5.4% 6.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2010 (a) 0.7% 1.0%
Asian persons, percent, 2010 (a) 9.2% 13.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2010 (a) 0.4% 0.4%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2010 6.1% 4.9%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2010 (b) 25.9% 37.6%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2010 55.7% 40.1%
Living in same house 1 year & over, 2006-2010 80.6% 84.0%
Foreign born persons, percent, 2006-2010 14.3% 27.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2006-2010 24.6% 43.0%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 91.2% 80.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 29.0% 30.1%
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2006-2010 36.7 26.9
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 75.7% 57.4%
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2006-2010 16.1% 30.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $369,600 $458,500
Households, 2006-2010 29,540 12,392,852
Persons per household, 2006-2010 3.21 2.89
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $28,876 $29,188
Median household income 2006-2010 $78,739 $60,883
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 6.2% 13.7%
Business Murrieta California
Total number of firms, 2007 9,605 3,425,510
Black-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 4.0%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 1.3%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007 7.5% 14.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007 F 0.3%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007 14.2% 16.5%
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 S 30.3%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 124,944 491,372,092
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 238,173 598,456,486
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 1,073,731 455,032,270
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $11,008 $12,561
Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000) 96,097 80,852,787
Geography Murrieta California
Land area in square miles, 2010 33.58 155,779.22
Persons per square mile, 2010 3,081.5 239.1
FIPS Code 50076 06
Counties Riverside County

 



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