French Valley, California

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French Valley
census-designated place
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; -117.10639Coordinates: 33°35′58″N 117°06′23″W / 33.59944°N 117.10639°W / 33.59944; -117.10639
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside
 • Total 10.897 sq mi (28.224 km2)
 • Land 10.867 sq mi (28.146 km2)
 • Water 0.030 sq mi (0.078 km2)  0.28%
Elevation[2] 1,368 ft (417 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 23,067
 • Density 2,100/sq mi (820/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
GNIS feature ID 2583019
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: French Valley, California

French Valley is a census-designated place in Riverside County, California.[2] French Valley sits at an elevation of 1,368 feet (417 m).[2] French Valley lies in the French Valley of California. The 2010 United States census reported French Valley's population was 23,067. It became the most populous CDP in Riverside Valley 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.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that 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, out of which 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 made up of individuals and 92 (1.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.59. There were 5,362 families (87.8% of all households); the average family size was 3.77.

The population was spread out with 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 years of age 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 (235.1/km²), of which 5,060 (82.8%) were owner-occupied, and 1,048 (17.2%) were occupied by renters. 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.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: French Valley, California
  3. ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.