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Murrieta, California - Basic Facts

The City of Murrieta had a population of 109,737 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murrieta: Murietta, Murrietta.

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Murrieta, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 109,737
Daytime Population: Workers 32,419
Daytime Population: Residents 60,238
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 92,657
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 109,298
Population in Familes 96,739
Population in Group Qrtrs 439
Population Density2 3,268
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $81,170
Average Household Income $104,055
Per Capita Income $32,975


Total Housing Units 36,483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,464 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,020 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,000 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $369,184
Average Home Value $422,903


Total Households 34,483
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 27,285
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.81% 1.08%
Households 0.71% 1.0%
Families 0.65% 0.98%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 2017 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 Density # 423 72nd
Diversity Index # 552 64th
Median Household Income # 335 78th
Per Capita Income # 591 61st

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