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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Temecula is approximately 53,791 (2000), 100097 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 18,293 (2000), 31781 (2010).
The amount of land area in Temecula is 68.433 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Temecula is 26 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.131 sq kilometers.
The distance from Temecula to Washington DC is 2369 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 427 miles. (as the crow flies)
Temecula is positioned 33.50 degrees north of the equator and 117.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Temecula elevation is 1,000 to 1,500 feet above sea level.
Temecula median income is $ 44,270.
Temecula average annual rainfall is 14 inches per year
The average winter temperature is 65 degrees F.


in southwest Riverside county below the eastern slope of the Santa Rosa Plateau. It is approximately 85 miles south of Los Angeles, 60 miles north of San Diego and 20 miles inland from the cities of San Juan Capistrano and Oceanside.

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mild mediterranean. Ocean breezes come through the Rainbow Gap, clearing the air in Temecula of unwanted smog. The winds also keep temperatures lower than in other nearby inland towns by about 10 degrees.
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History & History Related Items

The original residents of the valley were the Pechanga, a tribe of American Indians. The first known European to discover the valley was Father Juan Norberto de Santiago, in October 1797, while seeking a site for a new mission. Temecula was one of the stops on the route of the Butterfield Stage and in 1859 became the location of the seventh post office in California. The first post office was in San Francisco.

During the later 1900's, a developer tried to change the name of the area to Rancho California, but when Temecula became a city, voters stuck with the old town name which came from Luiseno. The name's meaning varies, but includes "that place where the sun breaks through and shines on the white mist."

The I-15 corridor between Los Angeles County and San Diego was completed in the early 1980's and the subdivision land boom began. When Rancho California/Temecula incorporated in December, 1989, the citizens voted to officially name their city "Temecula".

To see a SPECTACULAR history on Temecula, go to Temecula History

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The incorporation of Temecula


Temecula City Government

City of Temecula
43200 Business Park Drive
P.O. Box 9033
Temecula, California 92589
Phone: 951-694-6444
Toll-free: 1-888-TEMECULA
TTY: 951-308-6344


Temecula 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.

Temecula Chamber

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce
26790 Ynez Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591
Phone: 951.676.5090
Fax: 951.694.0201

Temecula 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

Temecula Organizations

Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce
26790 Ynez Rd.
Temecula, CA 92591
Phone: 951.676.5090
Fax: 951.694.0201

Temecula Libraries

Temecula Branch Library
41000 County Center Dr
Temecula, CA 92591-6023
Phone: 951-694-5040
Reference Desk: 951-694-5030
Circulation Desk 951-694-5032

Temecula Schools

Temecula Valley Unified School District
31350 Rancho Vista Rd.
Temecula, California 92592
Phone: 951-676-2661
Fax: 951-695-7121

A website about Temecula Valley High School (not an official site)


Mt. San Jacinto College
Temecula Valley Center
27645 Jefferson Ave., #108
Temecula, CA 92592
Phone: (951) 308-1059 Temecula


The population of Temecula was:
1970 - 2,770
1980 - 8,300
1989 - 25,850
1990 - 27,099
1991 - 27,608
1992 - 31,603
1993 - 33,950
1994 - 36,472
1995 - 40,406
1996 - 41,850
1997 - 43,110
1998 - 46,558
1999 - 49,100
2000 - 57,715

The number of Households in Temecula was:
1990 -10,659
2000 - 18.293

Median Age: 29.7 (2000)
Average Family Size: 3.66 (2000)
Median Income: $ 44,270 (1990)
Total Number of businesses: 2,207 (1992)

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