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Wildomar, California - Basic Facts

The City of Wildomar had a population of 36,904 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Wildomar is located at latitude 33.5989 and longitude -117.28 in Riverside County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wildomar encompass a land area of 23.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Riverside County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,270 feet.

The City of Wildomar (GNIS ID: 2497148) 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 Wildomar is located within Murrieta CCD of Riverside County.


Wildomar, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 36,904 (100%)
Population in Households 36,861 (99.9%)
Population in Families 32,255 (87.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 43 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 1,558
Diversity Index2 78


Median Household Income $78,520
Average Household Income $98,899
% of Income for Mortgage4 21%
Per Capita Income $30,100
Wealth Index5 103


Total HU (Housing Units) 11,836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,529 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,789 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 519 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $399,332
Average Home Value $483,897
Housing Affordability Index3 118


Total Households 11,317
Average Household Size 3.26
Family Households 8,939
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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.35% 1.11%
Households 1.22% 0.96%
Families 1.33% 0.94%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
Owner Occupied HU   1.05%


Wildomar, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wildomar to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 229 85th
Population Density # 664 56th
Median Household Income # 526 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 1099 72nd
Per Capita Income # 864 43rd
Diversity Index # 447 71st

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