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The City of Murrieta had a population of 113,790 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Murrieta is located at latitude 33.5539 and longitude -117.2139 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Murrieta 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Murrieta: Murietta, Murrietta.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 113,790 (100%)
Population in Households 113,356 (99.6%)
Population in Families 100,357 (88.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 434 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 3,385
Diversity Index2 76
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $93,272
Average Household Income $116,525
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $36,792
Wealth Index5 126
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 37,940 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,731 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,112 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,097 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $459,952
Average Home Value $556,546
Housing Affordability Index3 110
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 35,843
Average Household Size 3.16
Family Households 28,329
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.85% 1.0%
Households 0.81% 0.88%
Families 0.75% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
Owner Occupied HU   0.9%

Murrieta, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Murrieta 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 # 58 96th
Population Density # 400 74th
Median Household Income # 354 77th
Housing Affordability Index # 1165 77th
Per Capita Income # 615 60th
Diversity Index # 512 67th

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