Murrieta, CA

Murrieta profile

Living in Murrieta

Murrieta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of California. With a population of 116,223 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Murrieta is the 62nd largest community in California. Much of the housing stock in Murrieta was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Murrieta economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Murrieta, where the median household income is $90,535.00.

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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Murrieta is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Murrieta who work in sales jobs (12.96%), management occupations (11.48%), and office and administrative support (9.84%).

Also of interest is that Murrieta has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Murrieta telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.47% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Murrieta, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.22 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Murrieta citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.29% of adults in Murrieta have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Murrieta in 2018 was $33,039, 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 $132,156 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 31.29% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Murrieta include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

In addition, Murrieta has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.18%).

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