Riverside Demographics

Downtown Riverside is in the heart of one of the most desirable cities in the Inland Empire. Situated in one of the most dynamic and fastest growing sections in the United States, Riverside’s culturally diverse population is positioning itself for revitalization and economic growth.


Riverside is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and currently rates as the 12th largest city in California. The City of Riverside is experiencing tremendous economic growth and was named by Inc. Magazine as one of the best cities in the nation to do business. Riverside encompasses 81.51 square miles and is rich in history, art and culture, and exquisite architecture!

  • Population: 303,871 (150,112 male and¬†153,759 female)
  • Median household income (in 2011 inflation-adjusted dollars): $57,555
  • In labor force (population 16 years and over): 157,823
  • Total housing units: 98,444