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Murrieta, California - Basic Facts

The City of Murrieta had a population of 107,958 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Murrieta is located at latitude 33.5721 and longitude -117.1904 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murrieta (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The City of Murrieta (GNIS ID: 2411199) 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 Murrieta is located within Murrieta CCD of Riverside County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murrieta: Murietta, Murrietta.

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


Total Population 107,958
Population in Households 107,513
Population in Familes 95,201
Population in Group Qrtrs 445
Population Density1 3,215
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 33,851
Average Household Size 3.18
Family Households 26,804
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 36,288 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,053 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,798 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,437 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $345,414
Average Home Value $398,030


Median Household Income $79,628
Average Household Income $99,601
Per Capita Income $31,495
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 1.05%
Households 0.53% 0.91%
Families 0.47% 0.91%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.

Murrieta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murrieta 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 # 64 96th
Population Density1 # 418 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 566 63rd
Median Household Income # 316 79th
Per Capita Income # 579 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.