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Murrieta is a city in Riverside County, in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.

One tradition says the city was named after Juan (or John) Murrieta, landowner

The latitude of Murrieta is 33.553N. The longitude is -117.213W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,096 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 66,729.


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Median household income
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$60,911
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Murrieta demographic reports
Grew with the opening of the railroad, which ceased operations here in 1935

Population soared with development in the 1980s and 1990s

Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 71

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15% of Murrieta residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Murrieta ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Murrieta was $23,290, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Murrieta residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Murrieta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $742.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,507.


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Libraries in Murrieta include Murrieta Public Library ... View libraries

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Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Murrieta political report.

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The average commute time for Murrieta workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Murrieta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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