Menifee is a city centrally located in the heart of Southern California in the Menifee Valley. On June 3, 2008, voters elected to incorporate Menifee as a general law city. The new City of Menifee was officially established on October 1, 2008, and is the 26th city located within Riverside County. The incorporated City of Menifee includes the communities of Sun City, Quail Valley, Paloma Valley, and Romoland. The city has an overall population of 77,519 as of the 2010 census.
Farming, which began in the mid-19th century, was concentrated in the Menifee area. Mining began in the early 1880s with the discovery of a significant quartz lode by miner Luther Menifee Wilson, from whom Menifee derived its name.
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