Riverside County, California (CA)

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County population in 2012: 2,268,783 (95% urban, 5% rural); it was 1,545,387 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 363,460
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 98,752
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 348,479
Renter-occupied apartments: 224,048 (it was 157,739 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

44%

Land area: 7207 sq. mi.

Water area: 95.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 311 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Riverside County: 113.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (24.0%), Educational, health and social services (17.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Riverside County, California:

  • Hispanic or Latino (45.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (39.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.0%)
  • Asian alone (5.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
California median age:  35.0 years
Males: 1,089,576  (35.1%)
Females: 1,100,065  (64.9%)
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Riverside County,CA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Riverside County:

3.0 people
California:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $54,095 ($42,887 in 1999)

This county:

$54095
California:

$60190

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,016 (lower quartile is $765, upper quartile is $1,367)
This county:

$1016
State:

$1120


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $236,400 (it was $135,000 in 2000)
Riverside:

$236,400
California:

$373,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $149,100 - $355,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $301,148
Here:

$301,148
State:

$516,149

Townhouses or other attached units: $240,780
Here:

$240,780
State:

$433,209

In 2-unit structures: $327,759
Here:

$327,759
State:

$591,113

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $147,495
Here:

$147,495
State:

$414,303

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,016
Here:

$161,016
State:

$419,085

Mobile homes: $70,734
Here:

$70,734
State:

$79,966

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $70,997
Here:

$70,997
State:

$74,300
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,707
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $469

Institutionalized population: 20,862

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Riverside County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
70.7% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 13323 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2001: 16778 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2002: 20912 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2003: 25424 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2004: 29182 buildings, average cost: $186,500
  • 2005: 30350 buildings, average cost: $197,700
  • 2006: 20882 buildings, average cost: $210,200
  • 2007: 9717 buildings, average cost: $224,400
  • 2008: 3820 buildings, average cost: $317,100
  • 2009: 3406 buildings, average cost: $259,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,758 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,676 (0.9%)

Riverside County household income distribution in 2009 Riverside County home values distribution Riverside County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.3%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 39.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.3%
Riverside County:

17.3%
California:

16.8%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 22.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 38.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 34 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 30 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Riverside County is $781 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $911 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1294 a month.

Cities in this county include: Riverside, Perris Valley, Moreno Valley, Corona, Coachella Valley, Jurupa, Menifee, Elsinore Valley, Hemet, Temecula.

Riverside County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip codeCityNumber of testsNumber of tests >= 4 pCi/L
91718Corona60
91719Corona110
91720Corona210
91752Mira Loma30
91760Norco30
92201Indio100
92202Indio10
92203Indio50
92210Indian Wells30
92211Palm Desert90
92220Banning60
92223Beaumont130
92225Blythe10
92230Cabazon20
92234Cathedral City110
92235Cathedral City10
92239Desert Center10
92240Desert Hot Springs40
92241Desert Hot Springs20
92253La Quinta150
92254Mecca10
92258North Palm Springs50
92260Palm Desert211
92261Palm Desert11
92262Palm Springs371
92263Palm Springs20
92264Palm Springs160
92270Rancho Mirage202
92274Thermal10
92320Calimesa30
92501Riverside61
92503Riverside160
92504Riverside201
92505Riverside110
92506Riverside221
92507Riverside330
92508Riverside70
92509Riverside110
92519Riverside10
92530Lake Elsinore30
92532Lake Elsinore10
92536Aguanga10
92543Hemet80
92544Hemet220
92545Hemet60
92546Hemet10
92548Homeland10
92549Idyllwild92
92551Moreno Valley40
92553Moreno Valley130
92555Moreno Valley40
92557Moreno Valley80
92561Mountain Center20
92562Murrieta291
92563Murrieta202
92567Nuevo20
92570Perris20
92571Perris10
92582San Jacinto92
92583San Jacinto120
92584Menifee30
92585Sun City60
92586Sun City70
92587Sun City227
92590Temecula20
92591Temecula80
92592Temecula140
92595Wildomar50
92860Norco10
92879Corona50
92880Corona141
92881Corona50
92882Corona300
92883Corona81

2005 air pollution in Riverside County:

Carbon Monoxide: 2 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.01 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.022 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.142 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.119 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 52 µg/m3. Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 106 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 21.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 58 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.004 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides 24-hour: 0.011 ppm (standard limit: 0.14 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Riverside County: Skylark Ranch (A), Black Mountain Group Campground (B), Dark Canyon Campground (C), Fullermill Creek Campsite (D), Fairview Point Scenic Viewpoint (E), Mills Ranch (F), Ferguson Ranch (G), E Bar B Ranch (H), Gandy Ranch (I), Diamond B Ranch (J), Davis Ranch (K), Chappel Ranch (L), Browns Ranch (M), Larner Ranch (N), Bunker Ranch (O), Old Santa Rosa Indian Ruins (P), Ken Wortity Station (Q), Keen Camp (R), Hell (S), Hidden Valley Campground (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Desert Hills Factory Stores Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Riverside County include: New Hope Missionary Baptist Church (A), New Covenant Bible Church (B), Morongo Moravian Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Mount Moriah Baptist Church (E), San Gabriel Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverside National Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Hidden Lake (A), Palen Lake (B), Lost Lake (C), Hog Lake (D), Hidden Tank (E), El Casco Lake (F), Eagle Tank (G), Little Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Fork San Jacinto River (A), Garner Wash (B), Fried Liver Wash (C), Eagle Creek (D), Dragon Wash (E), Corn Springs Wash (F), Cholla Wash (G), Chino Creek (H), Mellor Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Riverside County include: Butterfield Stage Station Historical Marker (1), Collis Mayflower County Park (2), Maze Stone Historical Marker (3), Mount San Jacinto State Park (4), Peter Mclntyre County Park (5), Thirty Eighth Street County Park (6), Joshua Tree National Park (7), Cactus City Rest Area (8), Edmund C Jaeger Nature Sanctuary (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Betz Beach (A), Salton Beach (B), Bernasconi Beach (C), Moreno Beach (D), Perris Beach (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: La Paz County, Arizona , Imperial County , Orange County , San Bernardino County , San Diego County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.4%
California:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 88,703
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 293,712 (36% naturalized citizens)

Riverside County:

19.0%
Whole state:

26.2%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 48,206
  • 1990 to 1994: 43,657
  • 1985 to 1989: 54,835
  • 1980 to 1984: 41,028
  • 1975 to 1979: 32,461
  • 1970 to 1974: 25,362
  • 1970 to 1974: 15,038
  • 1965 to 1969: 33,125

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.6%

Riverside County marital status for males Riverside County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Riverside County with a mortgage: 228,209 (37,766 second mortgage, 14,456 home equity loan, 792 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 52,777

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

79.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Riverside County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic602,76551
Evangelical Protestant240,306741
Other77,581194
Mainline Protestant29,535103
Black Protestant19,17040
Orthodox3,64711
None1,216,637-
Riverside County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 330
Riverside County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 91
This county:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
California:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 311
Riverside County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
California:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1,125
This county:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.42 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Riverside County:

7.7%
California:

7.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Riverside County:

24.5%
State:

21.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
State:

17.9%

Agriculture in Riverside County:

Average size of farms: 180 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $316,470
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $3415.92
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.10%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $253,339
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 95.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $63,339
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.05%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 31.65
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 49.90%
Corn for grain: 349 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4936 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 10307 harvested acres
Vegetables: 41,110 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 61,910 acres

Tornado activity:

Riverside County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below California state average. It is 51662859.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/9/1978, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Riverside County-area historical earthquake activity is near California state average. It is 702% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 31.8 miles away from Riverside County center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/21/1952 at 11:52:14, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 151.0 miles away from the county center, causing $50,000,000 total damage
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the county center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 15:05:30, a magnitude 6.9 (6.3 MB, 6.7 MS, 6.5 MW, 6.9 ME, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 35.0 miles away from Riverside County center
On 12/31/1934 at 18:45:56, a magnitude 7.1 (7.1 UK) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Riverside County (42) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 22, Floods: 17, Storms: 8, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Mudslides: 3, Earthquake: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (66%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Guatemala (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • United Kingdom (2%)
  • Korea (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Riverside County (%):

  • German (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Polish (1%)

Riverside County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 433,644 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 104,195 (18%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5,824 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 149 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 168 (0%)
  • Railroad: 1,869 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 124 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1,567 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 3,098 (1%)
  • Walked: 11,217 (2%)
  • Other means: 5,884 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 22,768 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Riverside County, California in 2000:

  • 13,771 people in state prisons
  • 4,502 people in nursing homes
  • 3,306 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,955 people in other group homes
  • 2,845 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,230 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 958 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 757 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 673 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 426 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 379 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 285 people in religious group quarters
  • 248 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 175 people in institutions for the deaf
  • 157 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 139 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 132 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 82 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 79 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 68 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 65 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 51 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 51 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 18 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 15 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 12 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 11 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children

People in group quarters in Riverside County, California in 2010:

  • 12,403 people in state prisons
  • 7,610 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,770 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,442 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 2,193 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2,189 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,401 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 987 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 587 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 368 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 280 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 247 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 197 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 85 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 40 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 30 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,760.

6.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,075 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
California average:

5.03%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.05%
California average:

0.07%

5.17% relocated from other counties in California ($34,572 average AGI)
1.51% relocated from other states ($9,165 average AGI)
Riverside County:

1.51%
California average:

1.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from San Bernardino County, CA  1.45% ($40,820 average AGI)
from Los Angeles County, CA  1.38% ($43,924)
from Orange County, CA  1.03% ($49,190)
from San Diego County, CA  0.80% ($46,491)
from Clark County, NV  0.10% ($38,134)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.10% ($36,918)
from Imperial County, CA  0.06% ($30,814)


6.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
California average:

5.12%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($396 average AGI)
Riverside County:

0.06%
California average:

0.10%

4.25% relocated to other counties in California ($28,332 average AGI)
1.70% relocated to other states ($11,254 average AGI)
Riverside County:

1.70%
California average:

1.74%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to San Bernardino County, CA  1.22% ($35,688 average AGI)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.94% ($37,493)
to Orange County, CA  0.88% ($47,472)
to San Diego County, CA  0.66% ($43,822)
to Clark County, NV  0.10% ($38,011)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.10% ($35,356)
to Imperial County, CA  0.06% ($27,872)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Riverside County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 6.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Riverside County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Riverside County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 219,960 (192,964 aged, 26,996 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 39.5
  • Cut/Pierce - 7.1
  • Suffocation - 2.1
  • Other - 10.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 96.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.5
  • Suffocation - 24.7
  • Poisoning - 14.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 2.0
  • Other - 5.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,153,812

Size of family households: 160,534 2-persons, 99,313 3-persons, 106,418 4-persons, 70,685 5-persons, 36,859 6-persons, 36,432 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 132,494 1-person, 33,915 2-persons, 5,328 3-persons, 2,413 4-persons, 1,018 5-persons, 478 6-persons, 373 7-or-more-persons.

308,692 married couples with children.
98,911 single-parent households (26,262 men, 72,649 women).

67.1% of residents of Riverside County speak English at home.
27.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $7,515,035,000 ($4015 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $740,431,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,552,118,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,893,397,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,213,000
Federal grants: $1,266,250,000
Federal procurement contracts: $351,317,000 ($257,927,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $433,740,000 ($181,917,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $133,708,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,407,320,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,071,198,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 140,495
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

77 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 68,018
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

34 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +39,801
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+39 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +292,038
Here +150 per 1000 residents
State -18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Riverside County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 410.07 millions of gallons per day (74% from ground, 26% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

3.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 12,243
  • 2000 to 2004: 216,370
  • 1990 to 1999: 134,543
  • 1980 to 1989: 176,988
  • 1970 to 1979: 124,613
  • 1960 to 1969: 62,015
  • 1950 to 1959: 53,447
  • 1940 to 1949: 16,045
  • 1939 or earlier: 14,836
Rooms in houses/apartments in Riverside County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 1,380
  • 2 rooms: 8,496
  • 3 rooms: 27,163
  • 4 rooms: 33,028
  • 5 rooms: 78,144
  • 6 rooms: 83,993
  • 7 rooms: 58,933
  • 8 rooms: 34,007
  • 9+ rooms: 23,335
  • 1 room: 9,928
  • 2 rooms: 22,967
  • 3 rooms: 31,375
  • 4 rooms: 38,023
  • 5 rooms: 28,107
  • 6 rooms: 15,776
  • 7 rooms: 7,143
  • 8 rooms: 2,864
  • 9+ rooms: 1,556
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Riverside County, California
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6,577
  • 1 bedroom: 20,542
  • 2 bedrooms: 86,401
  • 3 bedrooms: 140,955
  • 4 bedrooms: 78,866
  • 5+ bedrooms: 15,138
  • no bedroom: 14,636
  • 1 bedroom: 44,785
  • 2 bedrooms: 57,738
  • 3 bedrooms: 30,213
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,222
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,145
Cars and other vehicles available in Riverside County, California in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 12,250
  • 1 vehicle: 101,113
  • 2 vehicles: 152,545
  • 3 vehicles: 58,038
  • 4 vehicles: 17,421
  • 5+ vehicles: 7,112
  • no vehicle: 23,582
  • 1 vehicle: 74,341
  • 2 vehicles: 46,311
  • 3 vehicles: 10,127
  • 4 vehicles: 2,516
  • 5+ vehicles: 862

48% of Riverside County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in California.

Riverside County:

48.1%
State average:

52.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $131,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Riverside County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.8%)
  • Electricity (12.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.7%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Utility gas (64.9%)
  • Electricity (28.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • No fuel used (1.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 16,514
Here:

7.4%
California:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5,123
Here:

4.9%
California:

7.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 11,128
Here:

14.6%
California:

15.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Riverside County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $282,313,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $410,000
  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $53,083,000
    General - Other: $13,888,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,544,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $347,944,000
    Health - Other: $322,068,000
    Police Protection: $261,543,000
    Hospitals: $256,513,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $223,337,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $192,320,000
    Correctional Institutions: $140,741,000
    Regular Highways: $129,673,000
    Local Fire Protection: $125,148,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,226,000
    General - Other: $64,914,000
    Solid Waste Management: $61,516,000
    Central Staff Services: $41,126,000
    Financial Administration: $36,617,000
    General Public Buildings: $35,446,000
    Corrections - Other: $30,222,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $29,589,000
    Housing and Community Development: $25,035,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $20,755,000
    Libraries: $10,753,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,436,000
    Air Transportation: $2,720,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,114,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $73,958,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $128,128,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $28,332,000
    General - Other: $5,056,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $43,761,000
    General Public Building: $30,901,000
    Hospitals: $14,662,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,739,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,562,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,503,000
    Regular Highways: $4,265,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,635,000
    Police Protection: $3,600,000
    Health - Other: $3,426,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,684,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,876,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,557,000
    Financial Administration: $645,000
    Parks and Recreation: $422,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $65,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
    Libraries: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $887,630,000

Riverside County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $309,127,000
    Hospital Public: $183,554,000
    Solid Waste Management: $71,250,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,495,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,409,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,282,000
    Air Transportation: $1,872,000
    Regular Highways: $1,674,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $30,164,000
    All Other: $15,459,000
    Housing and Community Development: $13,072,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,915,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $68,605,000
    Health and Hospitals: $31,189,000
    Education: $29,249,000
    All Other: $24,479,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $99,435,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $71,231,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $40,692,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $31,000,000
    Rents: $6,863,000
    Special Assessments: $6,247,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $904,096,000
    Education: $262,692,000
    All Other: $211,221,000
    Health and Hospitals: $208,260,000
    General Local Government Support: $60,600,000
    Highways: $36,549,000
  • Tax - Property: $533,575,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $46,760,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $35,344,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $35,164,000
    Other License: $7,316,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,789,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,657,000

Riverside County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,235,017,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,120,420,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $237,144,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $122,547,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $73,600,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $62,900,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,700,000

Riverside County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,972,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $714,945,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $101,526,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Riverside County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Riverside County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 341 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED20,116$201,82813,153$197,24921,603$241,887918$126,83827$4,463,8897,424$207,753670$149,415
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1,732$202,6291,866$208,4593,064$241,970213$78,1744$16,786,750999$203,032178$114,028
APPLICATIONS DENIED4,197$204,0743,606$207,59411,618$256,0771,050$82,23117$733,7062,868$220,667589$110,428
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2,887$208,8142,467$202,5706,504$251,884387$124,2029$3,404,3331,513$213,469194$153,727
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS712$205,029589$213,1361,835$245,650122$139,7211$497,000389$192,34251$131,275
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 311 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,325$217,635183$273,13769$200,2320$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED827$231,770152$305,69146$222,5222$118,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED321$222,07587$266,71319$240,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN117$220,10329$279,4489$173,4440$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS138$267,06524$307,54213$239,3850$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Riverside County, CA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5,94175.2 years
Robert5,32573.0 years
William5,22875.6 years
Mary4,73679.8 years
James4,38672.7 years
Charles3,11475.6 years
George2,94776.7 years
Dorothy2,49479.9 years
Helen2,49281.7 years
Richard2,48770.4 years
Most common last names in Riverside County, CA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2,19776.1 years
Johnson1,77275.9 years
Brown1,22675.5 years
Miller1,18676.9 years
Williams1,17174.5 years
Jones1,13975.6 years
Davis96675.8 years
Anderson87277.9 years
Wilson80777.6 years
Moore70776.3 years
Businesses in Riverside County, CA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness9JoS. A. Bank2
7-Eleven41Johnny Rockets1
99 Cents Only Stores17Jones New York45
ALDO3Journeys4
AMF Bowling2Just Tires5
AT&T25Justice5
Abercrombie & Fitch2KFC29
Ace Hardware11Kincaid2
Aeropostale4Kmart10
Albertsons20Knights Inn2
American Eagle Outfitters4Kohl's11
Ann Taylor5Kroger30
Apple Store2LA Fitness9
Applebee's13La Quinta2
Arby's11La-Z-Boy4
Ashley Furniture2Lane Bryant6
Audi2Lane Furniture11
AutoZone38LensCrafters6
Avenue3Levi Strauss & Co.2
BMW3Little Caesars Pizza22
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill4Long John Silver's5
Bakers1Lowe's13
Bally Total Fitness1Macy's5
Banana Republic3Marriott15
Barnes & Noble4Marshalls8
Baskin-Robbins17MasterBrand Cabinets41
Bath & Body Works8Mazda4
Bebe1McDonald's67
Bed Bath & Beyond11Men's Wearhouse4
Ben & Jerry's2Motel 614
Bentleymotors.Com1Motherhood Maternity9
Best Western11New Balance19
Big O Tires9New York & Co5
Blockbuster14Nike70
Brooks Brothers2Nissan7
Brookstone1Nordstrom1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards3Office Depot8
Budget Car Rental2OfficeMax7
Buffalo Wild Wings6Old Navy6
Burger King25Olive Garden3
Buybuy BABY1On The Border2
CVS48Outback4
Cache2Outback Steakhouse4
Carl\s Jr.61Pac Sun7
Casual Male XL4Panda Express31
Catherines1Panera Bread6
Charlotte Russe5Papa John's Pizza8
Chevrolet9Payless33
Chick-Fil-A5Penske17
Chico's6PetSmart10
Chipotle9Pier 1 Imports6
Chuck E. Cheese's5Pizza Hut35
Church's Chicken4Popeyes7
Cinnabon 3Pottery Barn2
Circle K40Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Clarion1Quality5
Clarks2Quiznos21
Cold Stone Creamery19RadioShack31
Coldwater Creek4Ramada2
ColorTyme2Red Lobster2
Comfort Inn4Red Robin6
Comfort Suites1Red Roof Inn1
Costco6Rite Aid41
Curves20Rodeway Inn1
DHL20Rue212
Dairy Queen16Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Days Inn3SAS Shoes4
Decora Cabinetry13SONIC Drive-In3
Dennys30Safeway10
Discount Tire11Saks Fifth Avenue1
Domino's Pizza25Sam's Club4
DressBarn5Sears23
Dressbarn4Sephora3
Econo Lodge2Skechers USA6
Eddie Bauer1Soma Intimates2
El Pollo Loco22Spencer Gifts4
Ethan Allen2Sprint Nextel19
Express5Staples16
Extended Stay America2Starbucks112
Famous Footwear12Subaru3
Fashion Bug3Subway75
FedEx212Super 85
Finish Line1T-Mobile84
Firestone Complete Auto Care9T.G.I. Driday's2
Foot Locker5T.J.Maxx5
Forever 215Taco Bell34
Fredericks Of Hollywood2Talbots1
GNC34Target17
GameStop25The Cheesecake Factory2
Gap4The Room Place6
Goodwill13Torrid3
Gymboree6Toyota6
H&M1Toys"R"Us11
H&R Block51Trader Joe's6
Haagen-Dazs3Travelodge5
Haworth1True Value10
Hilton10U-Haul79
Hobby Lobby1UPS190
Holiday Inn12Vans25
Hollister Co.4Verizon Wireless30
Home Depot16Victoria's Secret5
HomeTown Buffet5Volkswagen6
Honda7Vons16
Hot Topic4Walgreens44
Howard Johnson1Walmart16
Hyatt3Wendy's21
IHOP15Westin3
IZOD1Wet Seal4
J.Crew2World Gym5
JCPenney5YMCA5
Jack In The Box49Z Gallerie1
Jamba Juice6

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