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The population of Perris is approximately 21,460 (1990), 68386 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,761 (1990), 16365 (2010).

The amount of land area in Perris is 76.899 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.467 sq kilometers.
The distance from Perris to Washington DC is 2372 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 408 miles. (as the crow flies)
Perris is positioned 33.79 degrees north of the equator and 117.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Perris location: in southwest Riverside County. Perris is about 80 miles southeast of Los Angeles and about 80 miles northeast of San Diego on the Inland Route of the 215 Freeway.

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Perris history:

By 1885, the residents of the San Jacinto valley began to desire a more convenient location for a town and land was purchased from the Southern Pacific Railroad for a town site. Fred T. Perris, of the California Southern Railroad, returned to the area to study the proposal of the local people for their town. In exchange for a new railroad station here, the people offered to build a depot, create a well and offered other benefits to the railroad. The station came to being on 1 April 1886 and rapid growth followed for several years. But after storms washed out the tracks several times in the Temecula Gorge, service through this route was stopped. Perris became an incorporated city in 1911.

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Perris attractions:

Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South "A" Street
Perris, CA 92570
Phone: 951-657-2605 (information)
Office Phone: 951-943-3020

Dora Nelson African American Museum
316 E 7th St
Perris, CA 92570-2409
Phone: 951-657-6032

Home Of The Wind Indian Museum
17801 Lake Perris Dr
Perris, CA 92571-7425
Phone: 951-657-0676

Lake Perris State Park
This recreation area is located 11 miles south of Riverside via Highway 60 or I-215. The park features swimming, fishing (shore, pier and boat), boating, sailing, waterskiing, a special area for scuba diving and much more.

The Southern California
in October each year at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds.

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