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Jurupa Valley, California
|City of Jurupa Valley|
Location of Jurupa Valley in Riverside County, California.
|Incorporated (city)||July 1, 2011|
|• City||43.68 sq mi (113.13 km2)|
|• Land||42.94 sq mi (111.22 km2)|
|• Water||0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)|
|• Rank||6th in Riverside County
69th in California
304th in the United States
|• Density||2,446.51/sq mi (944.60/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2702867|
Jurupa Valley (Serrano: Hurumpa) is a city in the northwest corner of Riverside County, California. It was the location of one of the earliest non-native settlements in the county, Rancho Jurupa. The Rancho was initially an outpost of the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, then a Mexican land grant in 1838. The name is derived from a Native American village that existed in the area prior to the arrival of Europeans.
On March 8, 2011, voters approved a ballot measure, Measure A, to incorporate and form the city of Jurupa Valley. The effective date of incorporation was July 1, 2011. Residents of the area had previously voted on incorporation in 1992, but rejected that measure, along with a competing ballot measure that would have incorporated Mira Loma.
The city of Jurupa Valley covers approximately 43.5 square miles (113 km2), and had a population of 105,053 as of the 2020 census. It is bordered by the cities of Eastvale, Norco, and Riverside in Riverside County and the cities of Ontario, Fontana, Rialto, and Colton in neighboring San Bernardino County.
It is north and west of the Santa Ana River, south of the Riverside-San Bernardino County line, and east of Interstate 15. It includes the neighborhoods of Mira Loma, Glen Avon, Sky Country, Indian Hills, Pedley, Rubidoux, Belltown, Jurupa, Jurupa Hills, and Sunnyslope. Residents of the area had previously voted on incorporation in 1992; however, voters rejected it as well as a competing ballot measure that would have incorporated Mira Loma.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
According to the United States Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2021, the estimated population was 105,053 with 71.4% of the population of Jurupa Valley being Hispanic or Latino, 20.6% of the population being White non-Hispanic, 3.2% of the population being Black or African American, 3.6% of the population being Asian, and 3.6% of the population is of two races or more.
Public transportation in Jurupa Valley is provided by Riverside Transit Agency. Also, Jurupa Valley/Pedley station (formerly Pedley Station) is served by Metrolink. Jurupa Valley is home to Flabob Airport, a small public-use airport. However, commercial flights are served by the nearby Ontario International Airport.
The major freeways in Jurupa Valley are Interstate 15, which serves as the city's western border, and California State Route 60, which runs along the northern side of the city.
Culture, sports & recreation
Notable sites include:
- Galleano Winery
- Jensen Alvarado Ranch
- Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center
- Rancho Jurupa Regional Park
- The Cove Waterpark
- Golf facilities:
- Goose Creek Golf Club
- Indian Hills Country Club
- Jurupa Hills Country Club
- Oak Quarry Golf Club
- Paradise Knolls Golf Course
Jurupa Valley is home to the Jurupa Unified School District. The district operates 16 elementary schools, four middle schools, three continuation schools, and four high schools, including:
- Jurupa Valley High School
- Rubidoux High School
- Patriot High School
- Rivercrest Preparatory
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