Riverside County, CA

2,387,741 Population
7,206.4 square miles 331.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
6.1%
was 6.0%
Ranked 4th Highest in CA
Population Density
331.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
53.9%
was 53.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
21.8%
was 22.2%
Ranked 19th Highest in CA
Percent Under 18
25.7%
was 26.0%
Ranked 14th Highest in CA
Percent 65 and Over
13.9%
was 13.5%
Ranked 22nd Highest in CA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.2
was 6.7
Ranked 15th Lowest in CA
Percent Living in Poverty
15.3%
was 16.2%
Ranked 23rd Lowest in CA
Median Household Income
$57,972
was $58,292
Ranked 19th Highest in CA
Gini Income Distribution
 
45.6
44.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
1,515
Ranked 47th Highest in CA
Patents per 100,000
12
Ranked 29th Highest in CA

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0.5
was 0.9
Ranked 27th Highest in CA
Violent Crimes per 100,000
37.6
was 30.2
Ranked 50th Highest in CA
Property Crimes per 100,000
326.4
was 339.6
Ranked 40th Highest in CA

 Housing

Total Housing Units
831,404
was 826,825
Ranked 4th Highest in CA
Median Rent
$1,275
was $1,195
Ranked 19th Highest in CA
Total Building Permits
5,924
was 4,052
 
Occupied Housing Units
715,040
was 714,728
 
Homeownership Rate
63.9%
was 64.0%
Ranked 6th Highest in CA
Single Family Building Permits
4,432
was 3,107
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
115.4
was 114.7
Ranked 17th Highest in CA
Rental Vacancy Rate
31.1%
was 30.3%
Ranked 6th Highest in CA
Multifamily Building Permits
1,492
was 945
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
3.3
was 3.3
Ranked 6th Highest in CA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
7.3
was 5.0
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.6
was 1.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.0%
was 96.4%
Ranked 34th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.1%
Ranked 35th Highest in CA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.7%
was 98.7%
Ranked 29th Highest in CA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
81.1%
was 80.4%
Ranked 26th Highest in CA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.8%
was 20.7%
Ranked 27th Highest in CA

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