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The French Valley CDP(1) had a population of 37,096 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for French Valley is located at latitude 33.5998 and longitude -117.1069 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the French Valley Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The French Valley Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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French Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 37,096 (100%)
Population in Households 36,646 (98.8%)
Population in Families 33,752 (91.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 450 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 3,412
Diversity Index2 80


Median Household Income $111,973
Average Household Income $132,988
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $35,365
Wealth Index5 144


Total HU (Housing Units) 10,124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,351 (82.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,291 (12.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 482 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $469,848
Average Home Value $541,814
Housing Affordability Index3 133


Total Households 9,642
Average Household Size 3.8
Family Households 8,438
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 4.31% 2.11%
Households 4.14% 1.85%
Families 4.11% 1.85%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
Owner Occupied HU   1.96%

French Valley, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares French Valley to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 226 85th
Population Density # 396 74th
Median Household Income # 192 87th
Housing Affordability Index # 1364 90th
Per Capita Income # 669 56th
Diversity Index # 411 73rd

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