Menifee is a city in Riverside County, California, that is considered part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. It’s home to 94,756 people.
Menifee Population & Demographics
The median age of Menifee residents is 37.7, just above the California median. The median household income is $73,260 – below the state median of $80,440. Wondering if Menifee is a safe place to live? At 1.37 crimes per year per 1,000 residents, it’s below the state average of 4.4 and the national median of 4. It’s a diverse community where 45% of residents are white, 30% are Hispanic, 6% are African-American and 5% are Asian-American.
Menifee Cost of Living
If you’re thinking about moving, you are probably wondering how far your money will go in Menifee. Is this community affordable? Of course, this will depend on your income and lifestyle. But overall, Menifee is more expensive than the U.S. average, but less expensive than the California average. Your grocery and health care bills will fall below national norms. But housing and transportation cost 50-60% more than the national average.
Homeownership in Menifee is only 79%, well above the national average of 65%. The median home sale price last year was $548,000. Homes are selling after 42 days on the market, up 15 days from last year. Click to see what’s available in Menifee.
In Menifee, fewer than 20% of people rent their homes. The average rent cost here is $2,310 a month (for an average apartment size of 981 square feet) which is significantly higher than the national average of $1,302.
The hottest month of the year in Menifee is August, when high temperatures average 92 degrees. The coldest months are December January, when low temperatures average 42 degrees.
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Things to Do in Menifee, CA
There are plenty of options for activities in and around Menifee. Here are some favorite attractions:
Mason Jar Brewing Co.
This trendy microbrew delivers seasonal beers in mason jars – the flights come in miniature mason jars! Its tasting room is an ideal destination for meeting friends or enjoying a date night.
Paint your own pottery at Painted Earth, which offers classes and workshops.
Additional things to do in and around Menifee:
There are many great restaurant options in and around Menifee. Here are a few of the best-rated places in the area:
Breakfast Club of Menifee
Enjoy a pancake or a Mediterranean omelet for breakfast in this local gem. Or grab a Philly cheesesteak for lunch, with mud pie for dessert!
This longtime favorite offers specialty pizzas, ravioli and other traditional Italian dishes served with smiles.
Merna’s Café & Grill
A blend of Mediterranean and American food highlights the menu at Merna’s, from lamb kabobs to vegan and vegetarian options.
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Menifee, CA Statistics & Information
Menifee is located in Riverside County, CA. Its ZIP codes are 902584-92587. Its elevation is 1,424 feet. Menifee covers 47 square miles. It’s located in the Pacific Standard Time Zone.
The median household income in Menifee is $73,260 per year. The most popular jobs here are in health care/social assistance, retail trade, education and construction. About 7.5% of residents live below the poverty line, which is less than half the national average. The demographic most affected by poverty here is women between ages 25-34.
The average commute time here is nearly 43 minutes, well above the national average of 27 minutes. Eighty percent choose to drive alone. Another 10% carpool. Most Menifee households own two cars.
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Schools in Menifee, CA
The Menifee Union Elementary School District serves about 10,500 students in 15 schools. The students-per-classroom ratio is 23. District students outperform California averages in math and reading proficiency. Menifee is home to the Menifee Valley Campus of Mt. San Jacinto College.
Living in Menifee Pros & Cons
- Pro: Wages
- Pro: Proximity to Los Angeles
- Con: Housing cost
- Con: Transportation cost
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