Nuevo, California

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Nuevo is a rural community located east of the city of Perris and Lake Perris in Riverside County, California, United States. The population of the census-designated place (CDP) was 4,135 at the 2000 census.



Nuevo is located at 33°48′25″N 117°7′43″W / 33.80694°N 117.12861°W / 33.80694; -117.12861 (33.807027, -117.128585).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.0 km²), all of it land.

The geography of the area consists of a wide variety of geographical features, including rocky and rolling hills and low-lying valleys. The usually dry San Jacinto River (California) runs along the northern portion of the area.[2]

The natural vegetation consists primarily of Coastal Sage Scrub,[3] though much of this natural vegetation is visibly absent or exists in remnant form within the lowlands of the area where residential and agricultural uses are most prevalent.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 4,135 people, 1,302 households, and 1,076 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 764.5 people per square mile (295.1/km²). There were 1,379 housing units at an average density of 254.9/sq mi (98.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 75.6% White, 2.1% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.3% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 16.9% from other races, and 3.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.4% of the population.

There were 1,302 households out of which 42.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.3% were non-families. 13.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.2 and the average family size was 3.5.

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