City of Perris

Incorporated in 1911, the City of Perris is one of the oldest cities in Riverside County. It is located just north of the City of Menifee along the I-215 Corridor and has long been known as an agricultural center as well as a rail-head for various railroads through the years. The city was named in honor of Fred T. Perri,s Chief Engineer of the historic California Southern Railroad.

During the past decade, Perris has emerged as a logistics distribution hub due in part to its location on the I-215 corridor, the March Air Force base conversion to commercial uses, and the abundance of affordable land. With significant air cargo capability in close proximity, and planned upgrades to commuter and rail-cargo facilities, Perris is becoming very attractive to developers of large distribution centers. The Lowe’s Distribution Center, and the Ross Distribution Facility are currently located within the Perris City limits.

• Incorporated in January of 1911
• Approximately 20 Square Miles
• Population of 71,326 [1]
• Approximately 18,123 housing units in 2012 [2]
• Estimated 35,538 housing units in 2012 [3]
• Estimated to be 24,468 housing units by 2020, and 34,747 in 2035 [3]

Perris is home to several very popular attractions. A regional attraction in Perris is the Orange Empire Railway Museum, located off 4th street on the west side of Interstate 215. The museum has one of the world’s largest collections of railway locomotives, passenger and freight cars, streetcars, interurban electric cars, buildings and other artifacts dating from the 1870s. Perris is also home to the world famous Perris Valley Airport and Skydiving Center which host the National Skydiving Championships. In addition, a popular recreation site is the Lake Perris State Park, that offers fishing, boating, water skiing, mountain bike trails, and hiking.

[1] US Census
[2] California Dept. Finance
[3] Riverside County Demographic Research