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 205,530 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Moreno Valley, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 205,530
Population in Households 205,014
Population in Familes 183,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 516
Population Density2 4,008
Diversity Index3 90


Median Household Income $60,965
Average Household Income $76,841
Per Capita Income $20,469


Total Housing Units 57,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 33,240 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,118 (36.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,560 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $284,879
Average Home Value $339,946


Total Households 54,358
Average Household Size 3.77
Family Households 45,331
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 0.74% 0.99%
Households 0.64% 0.9%
Families 0.59% 0.89%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   3.21%

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, 2018 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 Density # 320 79th
Diversity Index # 36 98th
Median Household Income # 696 54th
Per Capita Income # 1195 21st

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