Moreno Valley, California

Moreno Valley: The fifth most populous city in Riverside County, California. It is located in the Inland Empire region of California. Moreno Valley is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Moreno Valley Sports Complex and the Moreno Valley Civic Center.

About

Moreno Valley is a city located in the county of Riverside in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 193,365. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 212,349 inhabitants.

The city was created 40 years ago in 1983.

Modesto is a city located in central California's San Joaquin Valley. With a population over 210,000, it is the county seat of Stanislaus County.

History and Origins

Modesto was founded in 1870 and emerged as a major agricultural and transportation hub within California's fertile Central Valley.

Key historical facts:

  • Founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1884
  • Early growth fueled by agriculture and the Central Pacific Railroad
  • dubbed the “Garden City” due to wealth of orchards, fields, and dairies
  • Home to George Lucas’ American Graffiti depicting 1960s cruising car culture

Economy and Major Industries

Modesto relies heavily on agriculture, food processing, manufacturing, healthcare, and retail sectors. Top employers are:

  • E & J Gallo Winery headquarters
  • Stanislaus County schools
  • Doctors Medical Center
  • Stanislaus Food Products canned goods facility

Attractions and Things to Do

Popular attractions include:

  • Great Valley Museum showcasing history and culture
  • Modesto Nuts minor league baseball at John Thurman Field
  • Classic car cruising culture along McHenry Avenue
  • Annual festivals like Graffiti Summer and the County Fair
  • Music and performing arts at the Gallo Center for the Arts

Modesto provides agriculture, attractions, and a unique car culture within California’s Central Valley.

Moreno Valley locator map
Location of Moreno Valley on California map.

Quick Facts about Moreno Valley

Population : 212,349 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Riverside County
Postal code : 92551–92557
Water as percent of area : 0.39%
Land as percent of area : 99.61%
Altitude : 5,351 feet / 1631 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1984 (40 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Los_Angeles
Local time : 00:04:32 (14th July 2024)
Population growth : 8.94% (2010-2020)
Sunnymead Ranch Lake image
Sunnymead Ranch Lake
Sunnymead Ranch Lake image

Geography

Moreno Valley is located at 33°56'15"N 117°13'50"W (33.9375200, -117.2305900).

Moreno Valley map

Demographics

The population of Moreno Valley increased by 8.94% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 193,365 - census
2011 196,590 1.64% estimation process
2012 198,214 0.82% estimation process
2013 200,195 0.99% estimation process
2014 201,831 0.81% estimation process
2015 202,919 0.54% estimation process
2016 204,711 0.88% estimation process
2017 206,741 0.98% estimation process
2018 208,889 1.03% estimation process
2019 213,055 1.96% estimation process
2020 212,349 -0.33% estimation process

Moreno Valley zip code is 92551. County name: Riverside, County fips: 06065

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Where to Stay in Moreno Valley

1 Ayres Hotel & Spa Moreno Valley

Rating: 4.7 (1386)

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2 Best Western Moreno Hotel & Suites

Rating: 3.7 (1004)

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3 Comfort Inn & Suites Moreno Valley Near March Air Reserve Base

Rating: 3.6 (865)

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4 Hotel XOLA, Trademark Collection by Wyndham

Rating: 4.1 (510)

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5 Hampton Inn & Suites Moreno Valley

Rating: 4.3 (476)

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Other Places in Moreno Valley

1 Moreno Valley City Hall

Rating: 2.9 (20)

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2 Moreno Valley Emergency Operations Center

Rating: 5 (1)

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3 Moreno Valley Yard Operations

Rating: 5 (1)

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4 Moreno Valley Human Resources

Rating: 5 (1)

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People born in Moreno Valley (20)

People born in Moreno Valley, including association football player, 2015 NWSL Best XI Forward Beverly Yanez, musician AJ Rafael, basketball player and coach Andre McGee, .

List

  • Jamaal Franklin (American basketball player) he was born in 21/07/1991
  • Michael Snaer (American basketball player) he was born in 21/06/1990
  • Solomon Bates (Player of American football) he was born in 18/04/1982
  • Jennifer Risper (American basketball player) she was born in 11/03/1987
  • Eric Martin (American football outside linebacker) he was born in 21/07/1991
  • Jarek Lancaster (American football player) he was born in 24/03/1990
  • Kwame Alexander (American basketball player) he was born in 07/12/1990
  • Wendy Allen Hauser (American Softball Pitcher) she was born in 05/04/1982
  • Whitney Ashley (American athlete) she was born in 18/02/1989
  • Natalie Duran she was born in 24/07/1991
  • Damien Mama (American-football player (1995-)) he was born in 27/06/1995
  • Blair Brown (American football player) he was born in 27/05/1994
  • Haiden Palmer (Icelandic basketball player) she was born in 28/03/1991
  • Ricky Ortiz (American-football player) he was born in 15/04/1994
  • Chelsea Cook (American actress) she was born in 01/08/1997
  • Nathan Verela (American soccer player) he was born in 01/01/2005
  • Sumaya Kazi (American entrepreneur) she was born in 17/07/1982

Schools in Moreno Valley

College & universities near Moreno Valley, CA

Code Name City ZIP
481191 Riverside County Office of Education-School of Career Education Indio (CA) 92508
480204 Platt College-Riverside Riverside (CA) 92507
460394 Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley (CA) 92551
110671 University of California-Riverside Riverside (CA) 92521
470038 UEI College-Riverside Riverside (CA) 92507-5344

Stations (49)

Amtrak & bus stations near Moreno Valley, CA

Code Name Address Type
MOV Moreno Valley, California 2650 East Alessandro Blvd. BUS
RIV Riverside–Downtown 4066 Vine St. RAIL
PRI Perris, California 1688-J North Perris Blvd BUS
SNB San Bernardino Santa Fe Depot 1170 West Third Street (all Trains and Buses) RAIL
SUT Sun City, California 26908 Cherry Hills Blvd. BUS

Post offices near Moreno Valley

Post Office Name City ZIP
Postal Av Post Office Moreno Valley (CA) 92553
Moreno Valley Post Office Moreno Valley (CA) 92553
March Air Reserve Ba Post Office March Air Reserve Base (CA) 92518
Moren Post Office Moreno Valley (CA) 92555
Loma Linda Post Office Loma Linda (CA) 92354

Other cities in Riverside County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Riverside County , CA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Riverside 330,786 The most populous city in Riverside County, California and the center of the Riverside metropolitan area.
Corona 170,996 The second most populous city in Riverside County, California.
Murrieta 116,522 The most populous city in Riverside County, California.
Temecula 113,878 The most populous city in southwestern Riverside County, California.
Jurupa Valley 109,745 The most populous city in Riverside County, California.
Menifee 97,675 The most populous city in Riverside County, California.
Indio 91,919 A city in Riverside County, California.
Hemet 85,161 A city in Riverside County, California.
Perris 79,011 The second most populous city in Riverside County, California.
Lake Elsinore 65,867 The most populous city in Lake County, California.
Cathedral City 55,007 A city in Riverside County, California.
Palm Desert 53,524 A city in Riverside County, California.
Beaumont 51,449 A city in San Bernardino County, California.
San Jacinto 51,122 Town in Riverside County, California, USA
Palm Springs 48,929 A city in Riverside County, California.
Coachella 46,564 A city in Riverside County, California.

Distance to Other Cities

Moreno Valley distances to largest California cities