Mira Loma, California

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Mira Loma is a census-designated place (CDP) in Riverside County, California, United States. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 17,617. Mira Loma was known as Wineville prior to 1930. The name was changed that year to help disassociate the community from the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.9 km²), of which, 6.4 square miles (16.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.23%) is water.


Rancho Jurupa/Jurupa Valley was originally granted by the Mexican government to Sn. Dn. Juan Bandini, on September 28, 1838.[1]

Originally known as Wineville, it is located in the modern day "Jurupa" area of unincorporated Riverside County. It is separated from the city of Riverside by the Santa Ana River to the south, borders the Ontario/Fontana area of San Bernardino County to the north and west, and Pedley / Glen Avon to the east. The community officially changed its name from Wineville on November 1, 1930, due in large part to the negative publicity surrounding the Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.[2]

The city of Jurupa Valley is now in the process of becoming incorporated.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 17,617 people, 4,556 households, and 3,863 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,733.9 people per square mile (1,056.2/km²). There were 4,684 housing units at an average density of 726.9/sq mi (280.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was .03% White, 0.32% African American, 1.30% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 28.26% from other races, and 3.92% from two or more races.[dubious ] Hispanic or Latino of any race were 75.32% of the population.

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