French Valley
French Valley Field and Homes, Murrieta Hogbacks and Santa Rosa Plateau can be seen in the background
French Valley Field and Homes, Murrieta Hogbacks and Santa Rosa Plateau can be seen in the background
Location of French Valley in Riverside County, California.
Location of French Valley in Riverside County, California.
French Valley is located in California
French Valley
French Valley
Position in California.
Coordinates: 33°35′58″N 117°06′23″W / 33.59944°N 117.10639°W / 33.59944; -117.10639
CountryUnited States
 • Total10.879 sq mi (28.176 km2)
 • Land10.873 sq mi (28.161 km2)
 • Water0.006 sq mi (0.015 km2)  0.06%
Elevation1,368 ft (417 m)
 • Total35,280
 • Density3,200/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
92563, 92596
Area code951
GNIS feature ID2583019

French Valley is a census-designated place located in the French Valley of Riverside County, California.[2] The 2020 United States census reported French Valley's population as 35,280, up from 23,067 at the 2010 census. It became the most populous CDP in Riverside County when Rubidoux was incorporated into Jurupa Valley.


French Valley sits at an elevation of 1,368 feet (417 m).[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 10.9 square miles (28.2 km2), 99.94% of it land, and 0.06% of it water.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

At the 2010 census French Valley had a population of 23,067. The population density was 2,116.7 inhabitants per square mile (817.3/km2). The racial makeup of French Valley was 14,827 (64.3%) White, 1,828 (7.9%) African American, 229 (1.0%) Native American, 2,672 (11.6%) Asian, 134 (0.6%) Pacific Islander, 1,889 (8.2%) from other races, and 1,488 (6.5%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6,318 persons (27.4%).[4]

The census reported that 21,922 people (95.0% of the population) lived in households, 5 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 1,140 (4.9%) were institutionalized.

There were 6,108 households, 3,709 (60.7%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 4,473 (73.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 595 (9.7%) had a female householder with no husband present, 294 (4.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 306 (5.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 48 (0.8%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 491 households (8.0%) were one person and 92 (1.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 3.59. There were 5,362 families (87.8% of households); the average family size was 3.77.

The age distribution was 7,776 people (33.7%) under the age of 18, 1,978 people (8.6%) aged 18 to 24, 7,938 people (34.4%) aged 25 to 44, 4,182 people (18.1%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,193 people (5.2%) who were 65 or older. The median age was 30.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 107.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.

There were 6,635 housing units at an average density of 608.9 per square mile, of the occupied units 5,060 (82.8%) were owner-occupied and 1,048 (17.2%) were rented. The homeowner vacancy rate was 4.0%; the rental vacancy rate was 7.2%. 17,941 people (77.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,981 people (17.3%) lived in rental housing units.


Schools in French Valley are primarily associated with the Temecula Valley Unified School District,[5] although the northwestern portion of French Valley is served by schools operated by the Murrieta Valley Unified School District and the Menifee Union School District.[6][7]

Elementary schools

Middle schools

High schools

There are currently no public high schools in French Valley. The closest ones are Chaparral High School in Temecula and Vista Murrieta High School in Murrieta.

Other schools

Future schools

See also


  1. ^ "Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: French Valley, California
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA – French Valley CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.
  5. ^ "Attendance Boundaries - Locate My Home School". About Us. Temecula Valley Unified School District. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  6. ^ "District Map" (PDF). Murrieta Valley Unified School District. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
  7. ^ "Harvest Hill STEAM Academy". Menifee Union School District. Retrieved March 17, 2022.