Murrieta, California

Murrieta: The most populous city in Riverside County, California. It is located in the Inland Empire region of California. Murrieta is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Murrieta Hot Springs and the Murrieta Museum.


Murrieta is a city located in the county of Riverside in the U.S. state of California. Its population at the 2010 census was 103,466. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 116,522 inhabitants.

The city was created 33 years ago in 1990.

Murrieta is a city located in southwestern Riverside County, California. With over 115,000 residents, Murrieta is located just north of San Diego and Temecula Valley.


Murrieta was founded by E.S. Murrieta in 1873 as a sheep-farming community. Growth accelerated in the 1980s and 1990s as residents migrated from coastal San Diego in search of affordable homes.

Murrieta was officially incorporated in 1991. Much of the city’s development has taken place over the past three decades. Today it is considered one of Southern California’s most family-friendly communities.


Major employers in Murrieta are the Murrieta Valley Unified School District, Southwest Healthcare, Abbott Vascular, and Walmart.

Key industries include healthcare, retail, technology, business services, and manufacturing. The city has highly ranked public schools and services.


Popular attractions are the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Preserve, Murrieta Hot Springs, Bear Creek Golf & Country Club, and Mast Park.

Annual events include Murrieta’s Country Street Faire and Murrieta Fall Festival. Nearby Temecula offers wine-tasting, gaming, shopping, and entertainment for families.


Offering a high quality of life with lower costs than coastal communities, Murrieta provides the best aspects of Southern California living paired with engaged civic culture and excellent schools.

Murrieta locator map
Location of Murrieta on California map.

Quick Facts about Murrieta

Population : 116,522 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : California (United States)
County : Riverside County
Postal code : 92562–92564
Phone Area Codes : 951
Water as percent of area : 0.11%
Land as percent of area : 99.89%
Altitude : 1,096 feet / 334 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1991 (33 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00
Local time : 06:42:15 (22nd June 2024)
Population growth : 11.2% (2010-2020)
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Murrieta is located at 33°33'14"N 117°12'50"W (33.5539100, -117.2139200).

Murrieta map


The population of Murrieta increased by 11.2% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 103,466 - census
2011 105,370 1.81% estimation process
2012 106,509 1.07% estimation process
2013 107,361 0.79% estimation process
2014 108,037 0.63% estimation process
2015 109,372 1.22% estimation process
2016 111,492 1.9% estimation process
2017 112,995 1.33% estimation process
2018 114,715 1.5% estimation process
2019 116,223 1.3% estimation process
2020 116,522 0.26% estimation process

Murrieta zip code is 92562. County name: Riverside, County fips: 06065

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People born in Murrieta (13)

People born in Murrieta, including professional golfer Rickie Fowler, actress Ambyr Childers, martial artist Federico Lopez, .


  • Keith Berry (American mixed martial artist) he was born in 25/10/1987
  • Sierra Romero (American softball player) she was born in 19/03/1994
  • Mark Hall (American mixed martial artist) he was born in 03/03/1974
  • Sarah McDaniel (American model) she was born in 30/07/1995
  • Tyler Wade (American professional baseball shortstop) he was born in 23/11/1994
  • Patrick Wisdom (baseball player (1991-)) he was born in 27/08/1991
  • Hank Bachmeier (American football quarterback) he was born in 14/07/1999
  • Tyler Rausa (American football placekicker) he was born in 31/07/1993
  • Blake Frischknecht (American soccer player) he was born in 10/05/1995
  • Javelin Guidry (American football cornerback) he was born in 06/08/1998

Schools in Murrieta

College & universities near Murrieta, CA

Code Name City ZIP
437750 Professional Golfers Career College Temecula (CA) 92591
382267 Royale College of Beauty and Barbering Temecula (CA) 92590
457323 Paul Mitchell the School-Temecula Temecula (CA) 92591
485412 Coachella Valley Beauty College-Hemet Hemet (CA) 92545
119216 Mt San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto (CA) 92583-2399

Stations (42)

Amtrak & bus stations near Murrieta, CA

Code Name Address Type
SUT Sun City, California 26908 Cherry Hills Blvd. BUS
PRI Perris, California 1688-J North Perris Blvd BUS
HMT Hemet (Devonshire Ave), California 308 East Devonshire Avenue BUS
HET Hemet (West Florida Ave), California 3246 West Florida Avenue BUS
SNP San Clemente Pier station Avenida del Mar and Avenida Victoria RAIL

Post offices near Murrieta

Post Office Name City ZIP
Murrieta Post Office Murrieta (CA) 92562
Murrieta Carrier Annex Post Office Murrieta (CA) 92563
Wildomar Post Office Wildomar (CA) 92595
Wildomar Annex Post Office Wildomar (CA) 92595
Old Town Post Office Temecula (CA) 92590

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.
Moreno Valley 212,349 The fifth most populous city in Riverside County, California.
Corona 170,996 The second 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

Murrieta distances to largest California cities