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Riverside County, California

92562, 92563

"Murrieta, Where it all comes together"
"The Gem of the Valley"

Page Contents for Murrieta, California

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items


Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Murrieta is approximately 66,729 (2003), 103466 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 661 (1990), 32749 (2010).
The amount of land area in Murrieta is 7.276 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Murrieta to Washington DC is 2373 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 421 miles. (as the crow flies)
Murrieta is positioned 33.55 degrees north of the equator and 117.20 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Murrieta median income is $ 60,911 (2000).
Murrieta average annual rainfall is 10.44 inches per year
Murrieta average temperature is 73.4 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 57.2 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 73.4 degrees F.


south of Riverside near the San Diego County line, not far from Lake Elsinore. Here is a map page for the area.
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Afternoon breezes cool down the summer days. Marine air coming in from the Pacific Ocean helps keep the climate mild. Some low-lying areas may experience occasional frost in the winter, but this is rare. Smog is usually blown out of the valley during the summer, but if it lingers, it is usually only during late summer.
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History & History Related Items

Murrieta spent from 1884 to 1924 fighting with postal officials until the extra "t" was removed from the postmark. Residents have been explaining ever since that Murrieta and neighboring Murrieta Hot Springs were named after the pioneer and lawman, Juan Murrieta, not the infamous lawbreaker and bandit, Joaquin Murietta.

Here is a history page for Murrieta and the area. Also try this history page for more information.

Impressed with the beauty of the valley with its many trees and creeks, Don Juan Murrieta bought 52,000 acres of land here. He first came to California at age 18, settling in the San Joaquin Valley. He brought his thousands of sheep here after he purchased the land. They thrived on the rich grass and the natural hot springs was a cleansing sheep dip
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Murrieta City Government

City of Murrieta
26442 Beckman Court
Murrieta, CA 92562
Phone: (951) 304-CITY (2489)


Murrieta is located in the First Supervisorial District within Riverside County. The First District includes areas within the City of Riverside (the La Sierra and Arlington communities), as well as the cities of Murrieta, Temecula, and Lake Elsinore. The District also comprises unincorporated communities including Lakeland Village, Lake Mathews, Mead Valley, Wildomar and Santa Rosa Rancho, as well as portions of Gavilan Hills and Woodcrest.

Murrieta Chamber

Murrieta Chamber of Commerce
41870 Kalmia kSt, Suite 135
Murrieta, CA 92562
Phone: (951) 677-7916
Fax: (951) 677-9976

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce

Murrieta Community News

The California - North County Times - Murrieta News and community
28765 Single Oak Dr., #100
Temecula, CA 92590
Phone: 951-676-4315
Fax: 951-699-1467

The Valley News
27464 Commerce Center Dr., Ste. C
Temecula, CA 92593
Phone: 951-676-1839
Fax: 951-676-6079

The Press Enterprise
27740 Jefferson Ave., Ste. 380
Temecula, CA 92590
Phone: 951-375-3702
Fax: 951-676-1894

The Valley Business Journal
40335 Winchester Rd., #E-128
Temecula, CA 92591
Phone: 951-461-0400
Fax: 951-461-0073

Murrieta Organizations

Murrieta Chamber of Commerce
41870 Kalmia kSt, Suite 135
Murrieta, CA 92562
Phone: (951) 677-7916
Fax: (951) 677-9976

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce

Murrieta Schools

Here is an education page for the Murrieta area.

Murrieta Valley Unified School District
26396 Beckman Court
Murrieta, CA 92562
Phone: (951) 696-1600
Fax: (951) 696-1622
Email us at:

Murrieta Valley High School
24105 Washington
Murrieta, California 92562
Phone: 951-696-1408


Mount San Jacinto College Murrieta


The population of Murrieta was:
1890 - 800
1970 - 542
1980 - 2,255
1990 - 20,053
1991 - 29,000
1996 - 36,000
1999 - 41,541
2003 - 66,729

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