Moreno Valley, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Moreno Valley, California - Basic Facts

The City of Moreno Valley had a population of 201,443 as of July 1, 2016. Moreno Valley ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Moreno Valley is located at latitude 33.9233 and longitude -117.2057 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Moreno Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 51.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,631 feet.

The City of Moreno Valley (GNIS ID: 2411159) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Moreno Valley is located within Perris Valley CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Moreno Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Moreno Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 201,443
Population in Households 200,930
Population in Familes 179,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 513
Population Density1 3,929
Diversity Index2 90


Total Households 53,117
Average Household Size 3.78
Family Households 44,322
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 57,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33,242 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,875 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,649 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $237,652
Average Home Value $273,440


Median Household Income $55,934
Average Household Income $70,336
Per Capita Income $18,691
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.66% 0.93%
Households 0.47% 0.78%
Families 0.42% 0.77%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Moreno Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moreno Valley to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 21 99th
Population Density1 # 316 79th
Diversity Index2 # 37 98th
Median Household Income # 720 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1201 21st

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