Mead Valley, California

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Mead Valley
census-designated place
Mead Valley is located in California
Mead Valley
Mead Valley
Position in California.
Coordinates: 33°50′06″N 117°17′20″W / 33.83500°N 117.28889°W / 33.83500; -117.28889Coordinates: 33°50′06″N 117°17′20″W / 33.83500°N 117.28889°W / 33.83500; -117.28889
Country  United States
State  California
County Riverside
 • Total 19.169 sq mi (49.648 km2)
 • Land 19.169 sq mi (49.648 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
Elevation[2] 1,663 ft (507 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 18,510
 • Density 970/sq mi (370/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP Code 92570
Area code(s) 951
GNIS feature ID 2583077
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mead Valley, California

Mead Valley is a census-designated place in Riverside County, California.[2] Mead Valley sits at an elevation of 1,663 feet (507 m).[2] The 2010 United States census reported Mead Valley's population was 18,510.

Mead Valley is located in a valley of the same name in the northeastern Temescal Mountains, south of the city of Riverside, California. It is drained by the north fork of Cajalco Creek.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 19.2 square miles (49.6 km²), all of it land.


The 2010 United States Census[3] reported that Mead Valley had a population of 18,510. The population density was 965.6 people per square mile (372.8/km²). The racial makeup of Mead Valley was 8,383 (45.3%) White, 1,515 (8.2%) African American, 179 (1.0%) Native American, 259 (1.4%) Asian, 17 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 7,484 (40.4%) from other races, and 673 (3.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13,395 persons (72.4%).

The Census reported that 18,280 people (98.8% of the population) lived in households, 224 (1.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 6 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 4,163 households, out of which 2,434 (58.5%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,595 (62.3%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 620 (14.9%) had a female householder with no husband present, 371 (8.9%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 239 (5.7%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 36 (0.9%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 414 households (9.9%) were made up of individuals and 160 (3.8%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.39. There were 3,586 families (86.1% of all households); the average family size was 4.56.

The population was spread out with 6,214 people (33.6%) under the age of 18, 2,197 people (11.9%) aged 18 to 24, 4,860 people (26.3%) aged 25 to 44, 3,871 people (20.9%) aged 45 to 64, and 1,368 people (7.4%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28.3 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

There were 4,601 housing units at an average density of 240.0 per square mile (92.7/km²), of which 2,839 (68.2%) were owner-occupied, and 1,324 (31.8%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.7%; the rental vacancy rate was 4.5%. 12,174 people (65.8% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 6,106 people (33.0%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census
  2. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mead 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.