kids encyclopedia robot

French Valley, California facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
French Valley
Location of French Valley in Riverside County, California.
Location of French Valley in Riverside County, California.
French Valley, California is located in California
French Valley, California
French Valley, California
Location in California
Country United States
State California
County Riverside
 • Total 10.879 sq mi (28.176 km2)
 • Land 10.873 sq mi (28.161 km2)
 • Water 0.006 sq mi (0.015 km2)  0.06%
1,368 ft (417 m)
 • Total 35,280
 • Density 3,242.9/sq mi (1,252.13/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
92563, 92596
Area code(s) 951
GNIS feature ID 2583019

French Valley is a census-designated place located in the French Valley of Riverside County, California. 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.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 10.9 square miles (28.2 km²), 99.72% of it land, and 0.28% of it water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 23,067
2020 35,280 52.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2010 census French Valley had a population of 23,067. The population density was 2,116.7 people 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%).

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, 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.

Elementary schools

  • French Valley Elementary School
  • Lisa J. Mails Elementary School
  • Susan LaVorgna Elementary School

Middle schools

  • Dorothy McElhinney Middle School

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

  • Harvest Hill STEAM Academy
  • Temecula Preparatory School

Future schools

  • French Valley High School
  • K-8 STEAM Academy

See also

kids search engine
French Valley, California Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.