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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Temecula demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Riverside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Riverside-San Bernardino area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 92592 ZIP code.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Temecula was $21,557, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Temecula residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Temecula, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $779. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,499.
Libraries in Temecula include Temecula Branch Library ... View libraries
Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Temecula political report.
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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