City Data

Date of Incorporation
October 11, 1883
Census Population Estimate (2018)
2018 City Rank by Population in CA
2018 City Rank by Population in the US

Demographics and Growth Rate

Demographics and Growth Rate
Trade Area - Population1,794,4991,884,181
Trade Area - Median Age3334.1

Source: ESRI

Household Income, Housing, and Spending

Median Household Income - City$62,656
Average Household Income - City$84,916
Owner Occupied Housing Units51,583
Renter Occupied Housing Units45,610
Median Single Family Home Value (August 2019)$420,000

Data Source: ESRI and Inland Valleys Association of Realtors

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment Rate
September 2019
County of Riverside3.8%
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)3.6%

Data Source: Employment Development Department Data (EDD) & Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

* Seasonally Adjusted


Residents spend an average of 27 minutes commuting to work. Riverside is served by 25 airports within 50 miles. Rail can be accessed within the community. Interstates can be accessed within the community.

Ontario International Airport18 miles northwest of Riverside, provides both passenger and air cargo service, and smaller trade sub-zones. United Parcel Service operates a west coast hub and provides direct services to the Asia/Pacific Rim market.
Riverside Municipal AirportExcellent general and corporate aviation facility with over 300 tie-down spaces and hangar facilities.
March Inland Port AirportBoast an operational airfield, with a 13,300 lineal foot runway and fully manned control tower. With more than one million square feet of ramp area fully stressed to accommodate aircraft up to 900,000 pounds, the MIP has more than 350 acres of runway accessible property available for development.
Union Pacific Main Line
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Main Line
Amtrak Passenger Rail Service
Metrolink Commuter RailRiverside Line, Inland Empire-Orange County Line, and 91 Line
State Route 91 (Riverside Freeway)Major east-west inter-regional facility that extends from the beach cities in Los Angeles County to SR-60 to the east
State Route 60Connects Inland Southern, CA to Downtown Los Angeles
Interstate 215 (I-215)North-South interstate route providing access to Temecula and San Diego County
Los Angeles-Long Beach55 miles west of Riverside
San Diego97 miles south of Riverside
Bus Route
Riverside Transit Agency (local)Inter-city and inter-county bus service; City-operated mini-bus system

Arts, Culture, & Entertainment

Performing Arts Venues12
Art Galleries11
Festivals and Community Gatherings20Includes: Festival of Lights, Downtown Farmers Market, Citrus Heritage Run, Mariachi Festival, Easter Sunrise Service, Mayor's Ball for the Arts and many more.


Sister Citites
Sendai, Japan
Cuautla, Mexico
Ensenada, Mexico
Jiangmen, People's Republic of China
Gangnam, Republic of Korea
Hyderabad, India
Obuasi, Ghana
Erlangen, Germany
Can Tho, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Riverside Community HospitalA general acute care hospital with basic emergency services and a Level II Trauma Center.
Parkview Community Hospital Medical CenterA general acute care hospital with basic emergency Services.
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - RiversideA general acute care hospital with basic emergency Services.