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Welcome to Temecula ...

Temecula is located in Riverside County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Temecula has a population of 114,761 people<2> (see below for details).

Temecula was incorporated December 1, 1989.

Temecula was originally named Rancho California.

Temecula is 1,170 feet [357 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Temecula: (951)

The ZIP codes for Temecula: 92589-92593<4>

Websites for Temecula ...

Official Website:   www.cityoftemecula.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.temecula.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Temecula had an population of 114,761 people. This is an increase of 14.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 98.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Temecula had a population of 100,097 people. This makes Temecula the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Temecula represents 0.27% of the population of California (which has 37,253,956 people), making it the state's 66th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 100,097 people, the population of Temecula increased 73.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 57,716 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Temecula.

Communities near Temecula ...

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

  • Murrieta [Riverside County]
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    • Murrieta [Riverside County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Temecula
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murrieta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murrieta<6>
  • Menifee [Riverside County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menifee
    • Menifee [Riverside County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Temecula
    • Estimated population in 2019: 94,756 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menifee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Menifee<6>
  • Hemet [Riverside County]
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    • Hemet [Riverside County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Temecula
    • Estimated population in 2019: 85,334 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hemet<6>
  • Lake Elsinore [Riverside County]
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    • Lake Elsinore [Riverside County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Temecula
    • Estimated population in 2019: 69,283 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Elsinore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Elsinore<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wildomar [Riverside County]
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      • Wildomar [Riverside County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Temecula
      • Estimated population in 2019: 37,229 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildomar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildomar<6>
    • Canyon Lake [Riverside County]
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      • Canyon Lake [Riverside County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Temecula
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,080 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canyon Lake<6>
    • Murrieta Hot Springs [Riverside County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murrieta Hot Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murrieta Hot Springs
      • Murrieta Hot Springs [Riverside County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Temecula
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    • Dutch Village [Riverside County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Village
      • Dutch Village [Riverside County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Temecula
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Village
    • Rainbow [San Diego County]
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      • Rainbow [San Diego County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Temecula
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    • Pala [San Diego County]

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 Temecula. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Temecula.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Temecula. 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 Temecula.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Temecula. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Temecula.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Temecula ...

Looking for more information about Temecula? 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 Temecula, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Temecula.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Temecula: www.cityoftemecula.org/

The official website for Riverside County: www.co.riverside.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

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 Temecula.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Temecula - 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 community (such as Temecula). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Temecula or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Temecula includes: 92589, 92590, 92591, 92592 & 92593.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Temecula) 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 Temecula. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Temecula

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Temecula. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5081, Longitude: -117.1247    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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