Murrieta, California Population 2020

118,005

Murrieta is a city located in California. With a 2020 population of 118,005, it is the 55th largest city in California and the 249th largest city in the United States. Murrieta is currently growing at a rate of 1.30% annually and its population has increased by 14.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 103,466 in 2010. Spanning over 34 miles, Murrieta has a population density of 3,511 people per square mile.

The average household income in Murrieta is $105,059 with a poverty rate of 8.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,694 per month, and the median house value is $390,800. The median age in Murrieta is 34.2 years, 33 years for males, and 35.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.4 males.

Murrieta Demographics

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

  • White: 65.71%
  • Other race: 10.12%
  • Asian: 9.26%
  • Two or more races: 8.27%
  • Black or African American: 5.44%
  • Native American: 0.71%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.49%
The current population of Murrieta, California is 118,005, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 114,985.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 103,466.

Murrieta, California Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White73,21665.71%
Some Other Race11,28110.12%
Asian10,3199.26%
Two or More Races9,2168.27%
Black or African American6,0595.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native7920.71%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5440.49%

Murrieta Population Pyramid 2020

Murrieta Median Age

34.2


Total

33


Male

35.1


Female

Murrieta Adults

There are 79,365 adults, (13,423 of whom are seniors) in Murrieta.

Murrieta Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

20.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Murrieta Sex Ratio

Female

57,922

51.98%

Male

53,505

48.02%

Murrieta Households and Families

Murrieta Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Murrieta Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.1%23.9%
All66.3%33.7%
Non Family54.1%45.9%
Male53.7%46.3%
Female43.1%56.9%

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,2123.4466.3
Married20,0113.9976.1
Non Family6,4461.3454.1
Female4,2953.8543.1
Male1,4603.9353.7

3.82

Average Family Size

3.44

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Murrieta Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4843.63%
9th to 12th Grade3,7305.45%
High School Graduate15,75222.99%
Some College19,53128.51%
Associates Degree6,3899.33%
Bachelors Degree13,82420.18%
Graduate Degree6,7929.92%

Murrieta Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White38,12235,99212,544
Hispanic16,53313,6582,582
Asian7,0876,4533,372
Other Race6,5345,019901
Black3,7723,5481,030
Multiple Races3,1642,8881,059
Native American489431126
Islander331331129

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 47.58%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,746$60,805$30,923
Less Than High School$27,441$32,465$16,609
High School Grad$40,777$52,539$24,121
Some College$39,667$54,857$29,183
Bachelors Degree$57,407$75,814$37,389
Graduate Degree$90,255$105,650$74,250

$44,746

Average Earnings

$60,805

Average Male

$30,923

Average Female

Murrieta Language

Murrieta Language by Age

Murrieta Language

75.67% of Murrieta residents speak only English, while 24.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.02% of the population.

Murrieta Poverty

Murrieta Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,2673,8086.89%
Hispanic32,7823,0499.30%
Other11,1041,72015.49%
Asian10,2338918.71%
Black6,00786114.33%
Multiple9,1875616.11%
Native7918110.24%
Islander544152.76%

8.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.72%

Male Poverty Rate

8.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Murrieta

The race most likely to be in poverty in Murrieta is Other, with 15.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Murrieta is Islander, with 2.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.20%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.40%
High School8.56%
Some College8.00%
Bachelors or Greater3.93%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.40%
Male Unemployed11.89%
Female Employed3.95%
Male Employed3.44%

Murrieta Income

Murrieta Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$84,817$105,059
Families$90,736$113,084
Married Families$101,790-
Non Families$49,136$63,411

Murrieta Marital Status

Murrieta Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Murrieta Married by Age and Sex

Murrieta Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Murrieta Marital Status by Race

Murrieta Veterans

7,734

Number of Veterans

6,841

Male Veterans

893

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War2,779
Second Gulf War2,644
Vietnam1,793
Korea518
World War II343
Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,138
75+1,397
55 to 641,177
65 to 741,044
18 to 34978
Name Veterans % of Total
White5,85511.05%
Hispanic1,3926.74%
Black80517.85%
Other3844.81%
Asian3234.09%
2 or More2275.07%
Hawaiian11129.76%
Indian294.97%

$Murrieta Veterans by Education

4.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Murrieta Employment Status

63.6%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Murrieta Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.91%

Born in California

84.72%

Native Born

15.28%

Foreign Born

5.45%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

84.72% of Murrieta residents were born in the United States, with 60.91% having been born in California. 5.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020118,0051,5101.30%
2019116,4951,5101.31%
2018114,9851,8691.65%
2017113,1161,5101.35%
2016111,6062,1551.97%
2015109,4511,3621.26%
2014108,0897100.66%
2013107,3798880.83%
2012106,4911,1621.10%
2011105,3291,1481.10%
2010104,18159,8998.93%
200044,28242,65439.14%
19901,6280.00%