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Perris, California - Basic Facts

The City of Perris had a population of 77,692 as of July 1, 2018. Perris ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Perris is located at latitude 33.7902 and longitude -117.2214 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Perris (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,453 feet.

The City of Perris (GNIS ID: 2411403) 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 Perris is located within Perris Valley CCD of Riverside County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Perris 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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Perris, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 77,692
Population in Households 77,391
Population in Familes 70,516
Population in Group Qrtrs 301
Population Density2 2,475
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $55,237
Average Household Income $66,675
Per Capita Income $15,701


Total Housing Units 19,163 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,815 (61.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,337 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,011 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $230,836
Average Home Value $298,436


Total Households 18,152
Average Household Size 4.26
Family Households 15,881
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 1.56% 1.45%
Households 1.26% 1.33%
Families 1.24% 1.3%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Perris, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Perris 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 # 116 92nd
Population Density # 541 64th
Diversity Index # 60 96th
Median Household Income # 853 44th
Per Capita Income # 1361 10th

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