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Welcome to Moreno Valley ...

The city of Moreno Valley is located in Riverside County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Moreno Valley: Moreno Vly. (or less commonly used: Moreno Vally. or Moreno Vlly.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Moreno Valley has a population of 211,010 people<2> (see below for details).

Moreno Valley is 1,620 feet [494 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Moreno Valley lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Moreno Valley lies within the (951) area code.

The ZIP codes for Moreno Valley: 92551-92557<4>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Moreno Valley, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated December 3, 1984.

Websites for Moreno Valley ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Moreno Valley had an population of 211,010 people. This is an increase of 9.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 48.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Moreno Valley had a population of 193,365 people (or 8.83% of the total population of Riverside County). This makes Moreno Valley the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Moreno Valley represents 0.52% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 21st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 193,365 people, the population of Moreno Valley increased 35.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 142,381 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Moreno Valley.

Communities near Moreno Valley ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Moreno Valley.

  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • Fontana
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fontana
    • Fontana lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Moreno Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 216,173 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fontana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fontana<6>
  • Corona
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona
    • Corona lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Moreno Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 170,996 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corona<6>
  • Jurupa Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jurupa Valley
    • Jurupa Valley lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Moreno Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,745 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jurupa Valley
  • Rialto
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rialto
    • Rialto lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Moreno Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104,132 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rialto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rialto<6>
  • Menifee
  • Hemet
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    • Hemet lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Moreno Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,161 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hemet<6>
  • Perris
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perris
    • Perris lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Moreno Valley.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 79,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perris<6>
  • Redlands

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Moreno Valley. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Moreno Valley.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Moreno Valley. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Moreno Valley.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Moreno Valley. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Moreno Valley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Moreno Valley ...

Looking for more information about Moreno Valley? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Moreno Valley, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Moreno Valley.

The official website for Moreno Valley:

The official website for Riverside County:

The official website for State of California:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Riverside, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Moreno Valley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Moreno Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Moreno Valley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Moreno Valley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Moreno Valley includes: 92551, 92552, 92553, 92554, 92555, 92556 & 92557.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Moreno Valley) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moreno Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Moreno ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moreno Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9397, Longitude: -117.2264    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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