Jurupa Valley, California
Jurupa Valley 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.
Jurupa Valley, California
|City of Jurupa Valley|
Jurupa Valley as seen from Mt. Rubidoux, 2013
Location of Jurupa Valley in Riverside County, California.
|Incorporated (city)||July 1, 2011|
|• Mayor||Lorena Barajas|
|• City Council|
|• City||43.68 sq mi (113.13 km2)|
|• Land||42.94 sq mi (111.22 km2)|
|• Water||0.74 sq mi (1.91 km2)|
| • Estimate |
|• Rank||62nd in California|
277th in the United States
|• Density||2,550.64/sq mi (984.81/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2702867|
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 an estimated population of 109,527 as of July 1, 2019.
Although there was no geographic feature or town officially named Jurupa Valley prior to the establishment of the city in 2011, the term Jurupa Valley is known to have been used as early as 1887 when referring to lands along the northeast side of the Santa Ana River opposite the city of Riverside. The name Jurupa was derived from the 1838 Mexican land grant Rancho Jurupa, which the Jurupa Valley area had been part of. The Rancho in turn derived its name from a previous Jurupa rancho operated by the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, until the mission was disbanded through the Mexican secularization act of 1833. The first rancho was named for the Native American village Jurupa that existed in the area prior to the arrival of European colonizers. Both Serrano and Gabrieleño Indians lived in the area. The Gabrieleño referred to the village as Jurungna or Hurungna.
The exact meaning of the word Jurupa is disputed. The 1890 book, An Illustrated History of Southern California, states that the word Jurupa was a greeting, meaning ″peace and friendship″, used by the Native Americans when the first Catholic priest visited the area. In 1902 Father Juan Caballeria, in his History of San Bernardino Valley; From the Padres to the Pioneer, states that the word was derived from Jurumpa, meaning watering place. Later linguistic studies concluded that the name likely refers to Juru, the Artemisia californica (California sagebrush), common in the area.
On June 2, 1992, under measures E, F, and G, the first effort to form a city was voted down by the electorate. Measure E, whether or not to incorporate Jurupa and Mira Loma, lost 76% to 24%. Measure F, whether to vote city council members by district or at large, if incorporation passed, was 69% district, and 31% at large. Measure G, the selection of a city name, had the following results; Jurupa 40%, Rancho Jurupa 23%, West Riverside 21%, and Camino Real 16%. At the time Jurupa was described as including the neighborhoods of Rubidoux, Pedley and Glen Avon.
On March 8, 2011, a second proposal for incorporation was put before the voters. This time the measure passed with 54% voting yes, 46% voting no, and with an effective date of July 1, 2011. At the time the new city was estimated to have a population of 88,000, and included the communities of Mira Loma, Glen Avon, Sky Country, Indian Hills, Pedley, Rubidoux, Belltown, Jurupa, Jurupa Hills, and Sunnyslope.
The city immediately faced the possibility of disincorporation when the State of California passed Senate Bill 89, which shifted millions of dollars of vehicle license fees away from cities. The new city struggled for several years, and in 2014 notified the Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission that it might be necessary to disincorporate. In September 2015, Senate Bill 25 was passed by the California Assembly and Senate to restore funding to cities, but was vetoed by then Governor Jerry Brown. Later in the month Senate Bill 107 was signed by the governor. It remediated many of the outstanding debts of Jurupa Valley, as well as three other recently incorporated cities in Riverside County.
- Between 1926 and 1928 the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders, a series of abductions and murders of young boys, took place within Jurupa Valley city limits. At the time the community of Wineville was unincorporated. Today it is the Jurupa Valley neighborhood of Mira Loma.
- The Stringfellow Acid Pits, a toxic waste dump, and a Superfund site, became the center of national news coverage in the early 1980s.
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Jurupa Valley was incorporated after the 2010 United States Census, but it is possible to determine an estimated population by summing up the results from the census-designated places of Glen Avon, Mira Loma, Pedley, Rubidoux and Sunnyslope.
According to the United States Census Bureau, as of July 1, 2019, the estimated population was 100,421 with 85.5% of the population being White Non Hispanic, 0.6% of the population of Jurupa Valley being Black or African American, 9.2% of the population being Hispanic or Latino, 1.8% of the population being Asian and 3.4% of the population is Two races or more.
- In the House of Representatives, the vast majority of Jurupa Valley is part of the 41st Congressional District, represented by Democrat Mark Takano.
- A small portion of the city is located in 42nd Congressional District, represented by Republican Ken Calvert.
- California is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla.
- In the California State Legislature, Jurupa Valley is located in the 31st Senate District, represented by Democrat Richard Roth, and in the 60th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Sabrina Cervantes.
- In the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, Jurupa Valley is in the Second District, represented by Karen Spiegel.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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.
Culture, sports & recreationEdit
Notable cultural resources include:
Jurupa Valley is located north and west of the Santa Ana River across from Riverside, California, south of the Riverside-San Bernardino County line, and east of Interstate 15. It includes the nine distinct neighborhoods, or communities, of Belltown, Crestmore Heights, Glen Avon, Indian Hills, Jurupa Hills, Pedley, Rubidoux, Sunnyslope and Mira Loma.
|Climate data for Jurupa Valley, California|
|Record high °F (°C)||91
|Average high °F (°C)||67
|Average low °F (°C)||42
|Record low °F (°C)||24
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.45
|Average precipitation days||6.6||7.2||5.3||3.5||1.4||0.3||0.8||1.0||1.3||2.5||4.4||6.4||40.7|
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