Murrieta, CA
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Murrieta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 109,830 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Murrieta is the 62nd largest community in California. Murrieta has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Murrieta, where the median household income is $74,401.00.

Housing costs in Murrieta are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Murrieta is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Murrieta is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Murrieta who work in sales jobs (13.58%), office and administrative support (11.95%), and management occupations (11.60%).

In Murrieta, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of people in Murrieta who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.78% of adults in Murrieta have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Murrieta in 2010 was $28,719, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,876 for a family of four. However, Murrieta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Murrieta is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Murrieta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Murrieta residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Murrieta also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Murrieta include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Murrieta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.