Riverside County, CA

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2022 Population
2.43M
0.837% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
0.833% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
4.77% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$84,505
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$462,900
18.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.07M
2.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Riverside County, CA had a population of 2.43M people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $84,505. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Riverside County, CA grew from 2.41M to 2.43M, a 0.837% increase and its median household income grew from $76,066 to $84,505, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Riverside County, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (32.4%), Other (Hispanic) (23.3%), White (Hispanic) (14.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (11.8%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.65%).

None of the households in Riverside County, CA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.4% of the residents in Riverside County, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Riverside County, CA are University of California-Riverside (7,122 degrees awarded in 2022), Riverside City College (121901) (5,279 degrees), and California Baptist University (3,397 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Riverside County, CA was $462,900, and the homeownership rate was 68.5%.

Most people in Riverside County, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Riverside County, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Riverside County, CA is home to a population of 2.43M people, from which 90.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 21.6% of Riverside County, CA residents were born outside of the country (526k people).

In 2022, there were 1.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (788k people) in Riverside County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 566k Other (Hispanic) and 350k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.4%
2022 Citizenship
90.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.4% of Riverside County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Riverside County, CA was 90.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Riverside County, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    788k ± 1.7k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    566k ± 10.7k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    350k ± 8.9k
50.8%
Hispanic Population
1.23M people

In 2022, there were 1.39 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (788k people) in Riverside County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 566k Other (Hispanic) and 350k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

50.8% of the people in Riverside County, CA are hispanic (1.23M people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Riverside County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    3,899,021 ± 46,015 people
  2. Philippines
    824,230 ± 22,055 people
  3. China
    685,370 ± 20,148 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 3,899,021 California residents, followed by Philippines with 824,230 and China with 685,370.

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Foreign-Born Population

21.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
526k people
21.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
519k people

As of 2022, 21.6% of Riverside County, CA residents (526k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Riverside County, CA was 21.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    34,685 ± 1,387
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    29,113 ± 1,635
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    15,953 ± 1,045

Riverside County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Riverside County, CA employs 1.07M people. The largest industries in Riverside County, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (134,614 people), Retail Trade (132,380 people), and Construction (101,452 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,689), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,417), and Public Administration ($77,153).

Males in California have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $75,777. The income inequality in California (measured using the Gini index) is 0.498, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

1.07M
2022 Value
± 9,141
2.71%
1 Year growth
± 1.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Riverside County, CA grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 1.05M employees to 1.07M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Riverside County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (124,493 people), Sales & Related Occupations (112,229 people), and Management Occupations (96,833 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Riverside County, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.07M
2022 Value
± 9,141
2.71%
1 Year growth
± 1.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Riverside County, CA grew at a rate of 2.71%, from 1.05M employees to 1.07M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Riverside County, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (134,614 people), Retail Trade (132,380 people), and Construction (101,452 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Riverside County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Riverside County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,652
Median earning men ± $699
$35,236
Median earning women ± $428

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($99,667), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,860), and Information ($69,917).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,991), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,432), and Construction ($45,415).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 17.9M people employed in California. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in California.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 16,963
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 8,329
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 8,171
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Riverside County, CA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 53% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1%).

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing the state of California. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from California

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Alex Padilla
Senator from California3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Kamala Harris, who had become Vice President of the United States.
Laphonza Butler
Senator from California1
Assumed office on October 3, 2023
Appointed to the seat following the death of Dianne Feinstein.

Alex Padilla and Laphonza Butler are the senators currently representing California.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from California

California is currently represented by 52 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for California have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Riverside County, CA awarded 31,602 degrees. The student population of Riverside County, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 50,121 male students and 64,138 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Riverside County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (16,648 and 54.2%), followed by White (6,139 and 20%), Asian (3,836 and 12.5%), and Black or African American (1,670 and 5.44%).

The largest universities in Riverside County, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Riverside (7,122 and 22.5%), Riverside City College (121901) (5,279 and 16.7%), and California Baptist University (3,397 and 10.7%).

The most popular majors in Riverside County, CA are Humanistic Studies (3,800 and 12%), General Business Administration & Management (2,308 and 7.3%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,177 and 6.89%).

The median tuition costs in Riverside County, CA are $34,935 for private four year colleges, and $11,564 and $41,636 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Riverside County, CA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 114,259 (43.9% men and 56.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 114,259 students enrolled in Riverside County, CA, 43.9% men and 56.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 60,739 records, of which 60.4% were women and 39.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 3,800 degrees awarded
  2. 1,811 degrees awarded
  3. 1,084 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Riverside County, CA was Humanistic Studies with 3,800 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Riverside County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,122 degrees awarded
  2. 5,279 degrees awarded
  3. 3,397 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of California-Riverside with 7,122 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 12,018 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Riverside County, CA, which is 0.614 times less than the 19,584 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 16,648 degrees mean that there were 2.71 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 6,139 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,935) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($3,490) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,695) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 2.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 2.26% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (6.9M), High School or Equivalent (6.8M), and Bachelors Degree (6.36M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Riverside County, CA was $462,900 in 2022, which is 1.64 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $390,400 to $462,900, a 18.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Riverside County, CA is 68.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Riverside County, CA have an average commute time of 33.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Riverside County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Riverside County, CA is $84,505. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Riverside County, CA was Census Tract 481 with a value of $187,738, followed by Census Tract 451.25 and Census Tract 432.46, with respective values of $177,083 and $160,250.

In 2022, 25.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Riverside County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.1%.

Property

$462,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,197
$513,821
Median Property Taxes
±$4,953

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Riverside County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68.5% of the housing units in Riverside County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 481
  2. Census Tract 451.25
  3. Census Tract 432.46

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Riverside County, CA was Census Tract 481 with a value of $187,738, followed by Census Tract 451.25 and Census Tract 432.46, with respective values of $177,083 and $160,250.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Riverside County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$84,505
Median Household Income
± $1,061
750k
Number of Households
± 7,169

In 2022, the median household income of the 750k households in Riverside County, CA grew to $84,505 from the previous year's value of $76,066.

The following chart displays the households in Riverside County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Riverside County, CA is from California.
0.498
2022 Wage GINI in California
0.497
2021 Wage GINI in California

In 2022, the income inequality in California was 0.498 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.107% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.26%)

In 2022, 75.9% of workers in Riverside County, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (9.26%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

33.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Riverside County, CA have a longer commute time (33.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.11% of the workforce in Riverside County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 25.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Riverside County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 3.1%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Riverside County, CA (272k out of 2.39M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Riverside County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 14.5% of the children was living in poverty in Riverside County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 291 in Riverside County, CA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 23.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Riverside County, CA has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Riverside County, CA see 2275 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.15% decrease from the previous year (2325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1869 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 424 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,275 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Riverside County, CA

Primary care physicians in Riverside County, CA see an average of 2,275 patients per year. This represents a 2.15% decrease from the previous year (2,325 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Riverside County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.4% under 18 years, 21.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.05%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Riverside County, CA declined by 2.55% from 8.26% to 8.05%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 34.5 in Riverside County, CA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.4% in Riverside County, CA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.85% in Riverside County, CA.

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