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

One tradition says the community was named after an Indian village; another says it derives from the Luise?o Indian term for "where the sun breaks through the mist."

The latitude of Temecula is 33.493N. The longitude is -117.147W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,017 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 76,836.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$59,516
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Temecula demographic reports
Temecula is in the Temecula Valley.
Once a stop on the Butterfield Overland Stage route.
Filming location for:
· 1997 movie, "A Weekend in the Country"
Well-known residents have included:
· Erle Stanley Gardner, author of the Perry Mason mysteries
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival - Sept. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Temecula web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Temecula Valley Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 98

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Temecula residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Temecula ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Temecula was $21,557, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Temecula, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $779.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,499.


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Libraries in Temecula include Temecula Branch Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Temecula workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Temecula between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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