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. 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 $74,610.00.

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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Murrieta is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (13.19%), management occupations (12.15%), and office and administrative support (11.23%).

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.

In Murrieta, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.57 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Murrieta is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.99% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Murrieta in 2010 was $28,760, 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 $115,040 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 27.17% 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.