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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Calimesa is approximately 7,470 (2006), 7879 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,248 (2000), 3314 (2010).
The amount of land area in Calimesa is 6.457 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Calimesa is 15.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Calimesa to Washington DC is 2359 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 403 miles. (as the crow flies)
Calimesa is positioned 33.99 degrees north of the equator and 117.04 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Calimesa elevation is 2500 to 3500 feet above sea level.
Calimesa per capita income is $ 20,242 (2000).
Calimesa median income is $ 46,100 (2005).
The Calimesa median home price is $ 334,600 (2005).
Calimesa average annual precipitation is 13.9 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 53.1 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 61.6 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 67.3 degrees F.


against the San Bernardino Mountains between Palm Springs and San Bernardino about ten miles from Redlands. Other nearby communities include Yucaipa, Cherry Valley, Beaumont, Mentone, Banning, Lakeview and Moreno Valley
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History & History Related Items

The first to inhabit this area were the Serrano and the Cahuilla Indians. The California mission system was also a help to the settlement of this area as roads were established between the Arizona missions and the California missions. This pass area had most of this traffic coming through. The town wasn't named until 1929 when a "name contest" was begun. The winner, a Mrs. Church, won $ 10.00 for the winning name of Calimesa. Cali is from California and Mesa is a Spanish word meaning table lands. At this time, the first post office was established helping the new community to really feel official.
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The settling of Calimesa


The incorporation of Calimesa

December 1990


Calimesa has golf courses, local and regional parks, and is only 15 minutes away from the Oak Glen Orchard attractions. One of the nations largest Factory Outlet Malls is within 20 minutes. A one hour driving distance includes the Mountain Resorts, Palm Springs with the numerous resort areas, Lake Perris State Recreational Park, the Beach Cities, and numerous Southern California attractions.

Crown Village Clock Tower
Come see King Franzjosen and Queen Helena exit from the Tower and announce the time at 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm, & 7 pm
1007 Calimesa Blvd.
Calimesa, CA
(909) 795-7612
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Calimesa City Government

City of Calimesa
908 Park Avenue
Calimesa, California 92320-1148
Phone: 909-795-9801
Fax: 909-795-4399


Calimesa is located in the Fifth Supervisorial District. Within its jurisdiction are the cities of Moreno Valley, Perris, Calimesa, Beaumont, Banning, Desert Hot Springs and northern Palm Springs. Also included are the unincorporated areas of Nuevo, Lakeview, Juniper Flats, Meadowbrook, Good Hope, a portion of Mead Valley, Romoland, Homeland, Green Acres, Highgrove, Box Springs, Pigeon Pass, Reche Canyon, San Timoteo Canyon, Oak Valley, Cherry Valley, Banning Bench, Cabazon, Palm Springs Village and Palm Springs West. The District also includes the Tribal Governments from the Sovereign Nations of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians as well as a portion of March Air Reserve Base.
District Office
14375 Nason St., Suite 207
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

Desert/Pass Office
50290 Main St.
Cabazon, CA 92230
Mail should be sent to the Main Riverside office at:
4080 Lemon Street - 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

Calimesa Chamber

Calimesa Chamber of Commerce
PO BOX 246
1007 Calimesa Blvd, Suite D
Calimesa, CA 92320
Phone: (909) 795-7612

Calimesa Organizations

Calimesa Chamber of Commerce
PO BOX 246
1007 Calimesa Blvd, Suite D
Calimesa, CA 92320
Phone: (909) 795-7612

Calimesa Libraries

Riverside County Library Network
Calimesa Public Library
974 Calimesa Blvd.
Calimesa, California 92320
Phone: 909-795-9807

Calimesa Schools

Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School district
12797 Third Street
Yucaipa, CA, 92399-4544
Phone (909)797-0174
Fax (909)790-6103
Most children of Calimesa are served by this school district. Those in the southern area are served by the Beaumont Unified School District.
Beaumont Unified School District
500 Grace Ave
Beaumont CA 92223
Phone: 951-845-1631
Serving students in the City of Beaumont, a portion of Banning, Calimesa and the unincorporated community of Cherry Valley Calimesa


The population of Calimesa was:
1995 - 8,500
2000 - 7,139
2002 - 7,469
2006 - 7,470
Median age:
2000 - 44.4 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 37,849
2005 - $ 46,100

Median house value:
2000 - $ 131,900
2005 - $ 334,600

Calimesa is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time for a portion of the year.

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