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Temecula, California - Basic Facts

The City of Temecula had a population of 109,449 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Temecula is located at latitude 33.4931 and longitude -117.1317 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Temecula (see map below) encompass a land area of 37.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,017 feet.

The City of Temecula (GNIS ID: 2412044) 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 Temecula is located within Murrieta CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Temecula 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 Temecula: Temecula Station.

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


Total Population 109,449
Population in Households 109,307
Population in Familes 97,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 142
Population Density1 2,941
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 34,496
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 28,089
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,480 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,016 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,230 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $361,307
Average Home Value $408,523


Median Household Income $83,053
Average Household Income $97,280
Per Capita Income $30,682
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.44% 1.46%
Households 1.32% 1.33%
Families 1.35% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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.

Temecula, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Temecula 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 # 61 96th
Population Density1 # 463 70th
Diversity Index2 # 596 61st
Median Household Income # 270 82nd
Per Capita Income # 621 59th

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