Temecula, California

city ​​in Riverside County, California, United States of America

Temecula /təˈmɛkjʊlə/ is a city in southwestern Riverside County, California, United States. It has a population of 110,003 during the 2020 census.[5] It was incorporated on December 1, 1989.

Temecula, California
Temecula City Hall
Temecula City Hall
Flag of Temecula, California
"Old Traditions, New Opportunities"
Location of Riverside County within the State of California
Location of Riverside County within the State of California
Temecula, California is located in the United States
Temecula, California
Temecula, California
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°30′12″N 117°7′25″W / 33.50333°N 117.12361°W / 33.50333; -117.12361
CountryUnited States
FoundedApril 22, 1859; 165 years ago (1859-04-22)
IncorporatedDecember 1, 1989; 34 years ago (1989-12-01)[1]
 • City37.19 sq mi (96.32 km2)
 • Land37.18 sq mi (96.30 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)  0.03%
Elevation1,017 ft (310 m)
 • City110,003
 • Rank5th in Riverside County[6]
61st in California
281st in the United States
 • Density2,958.66/sq mi (1,142.29/km2)
 • Urban
528,991 (US: 81st)[3]
 • Urban density3,515.5/sq mi (1,357.3/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code951
FIPS code06-78120
GNIS feature IDs1652799, 2412044


  1. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. "2022 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 1, 2023.
  3. United States Census Bureau (December 29, 2022). "2020 Census Qualifying Urban Areas and Final Criteria Clarifications". Federal Register.
  4. "Temecula". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "QuickFacts: Temecula city, California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 27, 2023.
  6. "U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts: Riverside city, California; Moreno Valley city, California; Corona city, California; Murrieta city, California; Temecula city, California". www.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-09-12.