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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
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.


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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History & History Related Items

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.

Here is a history page for Perris.
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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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Perris City Government

The City of Perris
101 N D St
Perris, CA 92570
Phone: 951-943-6100
Fax: 951-943-4246

City of Perris Police Department
403 W. 4th Street
Perris, CA
Phone: 951-940-6200 (Non Emergency)
Non Emergency Reporting: (951) 550-2444
101 N D St
Perris, CA 92570


Perris 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
22690 Cactus Ave. Suite 250
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

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.

Perris Chamber

The Perris Valley Chamber Of Commerce
11 South D Street
Perris, CA 92570
Phone: 951-657-3555

Perris Organizations

The Perris Valley Chamber Of Commerce
11 South D Street
Perris, CA 92570
Phone: 951-657-3555

Perris Libraries

City of Perris, Cesar E. Chavez Library
163 E San Jacinto Ave
Perris, CA 92570
Phone: 951-657-2358

Perris Schools

Perris Elementary School District
143 E 1st St
Perris, CA 92570-2113
Phone: 951-657-3118

Perris Union High School District
155 E 4th St
Perris, CA 92570-2124
Phone: 951-943-6369
Fax: 951-940-9852

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