Murrieta is a city in southwestern Riverside County, California, United States. Largely residential in character, Murrieta is typically characterized as a commuter town, with many of its residents commuting to jobs in San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles County, Temecula, and Camp Pendleton. Murrieta is bordered by the city of Temecula to the south, the cities of Menifee and Wildomar to the north, and the unincorporated community of French Valley to the east. The population of Murrieta was 103,466 at the 2010 census. Temecula and Murrieta together form the southwestern anchor of the Inland Empire region.