Murrieta, California Population 2021

119,239
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Murrieta is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 119,239, it is the 54th largest city in California and the 243rd largest city in the United States. Murrieta is currently growing at a rate of 1.28% annually and its population has increased by 15.24% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 103,466 in 2010. Murrieta reached it's highest population of 119,239 in 2021. Spanning over 34 miles, Murrieta has a population density of 3,547 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murrieta is $109,684 with a poverty rate of 8.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,761 per month, and the median house value is $414,100. The median age in Murrieta is 34.2 years, 33.2 years for males, and 34.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males.

Murrieta Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Murrieta was:

  • White: 65.45%
  • Other race: 10.34%
  • Asian: 9.13%
  • Two or more races: 8.03%
  • Black or African American: 5.90%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.46%
The current population of Murrieta, California is 119,239, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 114,715.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 103,466.

Murrieta, California Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White73,92165.45%
Some Other Race11,67710.34%
Asian10,3169.13%
Two or More Races9,0648.03%
Black or African American6,6695.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native7770.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5170.46%
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Murrieta Population by Race

Murrieta Population Pyramid 2021

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Murrieta Median Age

34.2


Total

33.2


Male

34.9


Female

Murrieta Adults

There are 80,594 adults, (13,982 of whom are seniors) in Murrieta.

Murrieta Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Murrieta Sex Ratio

Female

58,975

52.22%

Male

53,966

47.78%

Murrieta Population by Age

Murrieta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Murrieta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.4%22.6%
All66%34%
Male51.1%48.9%
Non Family51%49%
Female41.1%58.9%

66.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Murrieta Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,1753.4966
Married19,8884.0477.4
Non Family6,5401.3951
Female4,2474.0141.1
Male1,5003.9551.1

3.87

Average Family Size

3.49

Average Household Size

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Murrieta Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,5083.59%
9th to 12th Grade3,3524.79%
High School Graduate16,54523.66%
Some College19,77528.27%
Associates Degree6,5759.40%
Bachelors Degree14,31720.47%
Graduate Degree6,8709.82%
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Murrieta Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Murrieta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White38,12436,25912,655
Hispanic17,41714,5823,103
Asian7,0506,3792,993
Other Race6,6875,1771,197
Black4,2544,0591,174
Multiple Races3,2633,0621,241
Native American50050098
Islander32330752

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.45%.

Murrieta Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,364$61,773$31,819
Less Than High School$28,087$33,750$18,455
High School Grad$40,727$51,848$24,991
Some College$42,450$61,620$30,077
Bachelors Degree$60,586$76,250$42,006
Graduate Degree$85,719$100,500$76,875

$47,364

Average Earnings

$61,773

Average Male

$31,819

Average Female

Murrieta Earnings by Educational Attainment

Murrieta Language by Age

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Murrieta Language

76.31% of Murrieta residents speak only English, while 23.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.70% of the population.

Murrieta Language

Murrieta Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White54,0283,6686.79%
Hispanic35,0133,1458.98%
Other11,4501,44712.64%
Black6,6371,05315.87%
Asian10,1879359.18%
Multiple9,0595415.97%
Islander517397.54%

8.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.39%

Male Poverty Rate

8.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murrieta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murrieta is Black, with 15.87% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murrieta is Multiple, with 5.97% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.22%.

Murrieta Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.09%
Some College8.20%
High School8.08%
Bachelors or Greater3.15%

Murrieta Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.24%
Male Unemployed14.57%
Female Employed4.00%
Male Employed2.95%

Murrieta Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Murrieta Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$90,535$109,684
Families$97,194$117,864
Married Families$108,852-
Non Families$55,850$67,548
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Income by Household Type

Murrieta Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.5%

Male Marriage Rate

48.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Murrieta Married by Age and Sex

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Murrieta Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Murrieta Marital Status by Race

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Murrieta Marital Status

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7,241

Number of Veterans

6,463

Male Veterans

778

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War2,753
Second Gulf War2,723
Vietnam1,671
Korea422
World War II280

Murrieta Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,048
75+1,308
55 to 641,144
65 to 741,007
18 to 34734

Murrieta Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5,1869.65%
Hispanic1,2966.03%
Black98219.05%
Other3504.45%
Asian3474.38%
2 or More2445.36%
Hawaiian8623.76%
Indian467.96%

Murrieta Veterans by Race

Murrieta Veterans by Education

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4.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murrieta Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

58.2%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Murrieta Employment by Age

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Murrieta Employment by Race

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Murrieta Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.60%

Born in California

84.82%

Native Born

15.18%

Foreign Born

5.26%

Non Citizen

9.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.82% of Murrieta residents were born in the United States, with 62.60% having been born in California. 5.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Murrieta Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021119,2391,5081.28%
2020117,7311,5081.30%
2019116,2231,5081.31%
2018114,7151,7201.52%
2017112,9951,5031.35%
2016111,4922,1201.94%
2015109,3721,3351.24%
2014108,0376760.63%
2013107,3618520.80%
2012106,5091,1391.08%
2011105,3701,1411.09%
2010104,22959,9478.94%
200044,28242,65439.14%
19901,6280.00%

Murrieta Population by Year