Riverside, CA

Census Place

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2022 Population
316,076
0.387% 1-year growth
US Senator
Alex Padilla
Democratic Party
US Senator
Laphonza Butler
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.4
1.57% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.8%
1.08% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$83,448
8.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$485,500
16.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
150,122
2.02% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Riverside, CA had a population of 316k people with a median age of 32.4 and a median household income of $83,448. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Riverside, CA grew from 314,858 to 316,076, a 0.387% increase and its median household income grew from $76,755 to $83,448, a 8.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Riverside, CA are White (Non-Hispanic) (27.3%), Other (Hispanic) (26.4%), White (Hispanic) (17.9%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.69%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.2%).

None of the households in Riverside, 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% of the residents in Riverside, CA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Riverside, 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, CA was $485,500, and the homeownership rate was 55.5%.

Most people in Riverside, CA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Riverside, CA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Riverside, CA is home to a population of 316k people, from which 90% are citizens. As of 2022, 22.2% of Riverside, CA residents were born outside of the country (70.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.3k people) in Riverside, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.5k Other (Hispanic) and 56.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90%
2022 Citizenship
89.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90% of Riverside, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Riverside, CA was 89.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Riverside, CA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    86.3k ± 2.75k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    83.5k ± 3.83k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    56.7k ± 3.18k
55.4%
Hispanic Population
175k people

In 2022, there were 1.03 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.3k people) in Riverside, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.5k Other (Hispanic) and 56.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

55.4% of the people in Riverside, CA are hispanic (175k people).

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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

22.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
70.2k people
22.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
70.8k people

As of 2022, 22.2% of Riverside, CA residents (70.2k 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, CA was 22.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,030 ± 350
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,732 ± 423
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,683 ± 329

Riverside, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Riverside, CA employs 150k people. The largest industries in Riverside, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,669 people), Retail Trade (17,520 people), and Educational Services (17,105 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($92,475), Public Administration ($70,013), and Information ($60,521).

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

150k
2022 Value
± 3,214
2.02%
1 Year growth
± 2.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Riverside, CA grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 147k employees to 150k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Riverside, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (18,767 people), Sales & Related Occupations (14,907 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (10,148 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Riverside, CA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

150k
2022 Value
± 3,214
2.02%
1 Year growth
± 2.96%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Riverside, CA grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 147k employees to 150k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Riverside, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,669 people), Retail Trade (17,520 people), and Educational Services (17,105 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Riverside, CA, though some of these residents may live in Riverside, 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

$45,197
Median earning men ± $1,296
$34,418
Median earning women ± $908

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($85,248), Information ($68,742), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,944).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,792), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,082), and Construction ($46,593).

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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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in California went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

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, CA awarded 17,851 degrees. The student population of Riverside, CA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 26,353 male students and 35,497 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Riverside, CA are Hispanic or Latino (8,041 and 47.3%), followed by White (3,449 and 20.3%), Asian (2,953 and 17.4%), and Black or African American (959 and 5.64%).

The largest universities in Riverside, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Riverside (7,122 and 39.9%), Riverside City College (121901) (5,279 and 29.6%), and California Baptist University (3,397 and 19%).

The most popular majors in Riverside, CA are General Business Administration & Management (1,574 and 8.82%), Humanistic Studies (1,368 and 7.66%), and General Biological Sciences (684 and 3.83%).

The median tuition costs in Riverside, 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, 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 61,850 (42.6% men and 57.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 61,850 students enrolled in Riverside, CA, 42.6% men and 57.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 28,907 records, of which 62.6% were women and 37.4% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Riverside, CA was General Business Administration & Management with 828 degrees awarded.

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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, 6,866 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Riverside, CA, which is 0.625 times less than the 10,985 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 8,041 degrees mean that there were 2.33 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,449 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.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,310) 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, CA was $485,500 in 2022, which is 1.72 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $418,000 to $485,500, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Riverside, CA is 55.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Riverside, CA have an average commute time of 31.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Riverside, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Riverside, CA is $83,448. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Riverside, CA was Census Tract 306.03 with a value of $159,018, followed by Census Tract 420.05 and Census Tract 420.04, with respective values of $144,223 and $140,961.

Property

$485,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,561
$50,227
Median Property Taxes
±$1,670

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, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

55.5%
Homeownership
2022
72.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.5% of the housing units in Riverside, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 306.03
  2. Census Tract 420.05
  3. Census Tract 420.04

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Riverside, CA was Census Tract 306.03 with a value of $159,018, followed by Census Tract 420.05 and Census Tract 420.04, with respective values of $144,223 and $140,961.

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

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Household Income

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$83,448
Median Household Income
± $3,277
90.5k
Number of Households
± 2,323

In 2022, the median household income of the 90.5k households in Riverside, CA grew to $83,448 from the previous year's value of $76,755.

The following chart displays the households in Riverside, 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, 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 (74.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.13%)

In 2022, 74.9% of workers in Riverside, CA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11%) and those who worked at home (8.13%).

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Commute Time

31.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Riverside, CA have a longer commute time (31.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.28% of the workforce in Riverside, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Riverside, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Riverside, CA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Riverside, CA (38.4k out of 301k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Riverside, 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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Health

90.8% of the population of Riverside, CA has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 7.79% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 0.845% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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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 26.1% under 18 years, 27.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 11% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.23%
Uninsured
46.8%
Employer Coverage
24.9%
Medicaid
7.79%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
0.845%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Riverside, CA declined by 1.2% from 9.34% to 9.23%.

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