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Overview

Introduction to Riverside, California

Founded in the late 1800s, Riverside is in the metropolitan area comprising Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario.  people. This area is known as "The Inland Empire" because it was once separated from Los Angeles by a large rural expanse. Riverside lies 60 miles east of Los Angeles. The Pacific Ocean is about 35 miles to the southwest

Riverside History

The area was historically very sparsely populated due to its desert like climate. John North, a pro-temperance abolitionist, founded Riverside with the hope of furthering education and culture. At about the same time, naval orange cultivation took off, drawing railroads to the area. The climate, transportation and innovative water supply, which allowed the orange industry to thrive, also brought easterners escaping their cold winters.

Only about 10.2 inches of rain fall each year in Riverside. Temperatures reach 90 degrees an average of 100 days of the year. August daily highs average 95 degrees while daily lows average 64 degrees. January offers average daily highs of 68 degrees and average daily lows of 43 degrees.

Fleetwood Enterprises, a Fortune 100 company which manufactures recreational vehicles and manufactured homes, is headquartered in Riverside. One of the largest employers is the University of California at Riverside. The economy also includes such industries as wood, plastics, metal fabrication, electrical instruments and food packaging.

Arts and Leisure

Cultural, historical and leisure attractions include:

  • The Riverside Metropolitan Museum.
  • The Mission Inn.
  • The Heritage House.
  • The Riverside Art Museum.
  • The La Sierra University Museum of Natural History.
  • The UCR California Museum of Photography.
  • The California Citrus State Historic Park.
  • The Blankenship Ballet Company.
  • The California Riverside Ballet.
  • The Inland Empire/Riverside County Philharmonic.
  • The Riverside Community Players.
  • Cultural and entertainment sights in nearby Los Angeles.
  • Sports teams, both professional and college, in metropolitan Los Angeles.

Demographics

People

Total Population318,678
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens10.1%
Employed Population 16+136,833
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married42%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$33,713
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,362
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,071

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,122
% Above Poverty Level82.2%
% Below Poverty Level17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone20.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,194
Median House Value$286,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)66.5%
German7.3%
Irish5.4%
English4.8%
Italian3.2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.1%
Polish1.1%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Swedish0.7%
Russian0.4%
African0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Greek0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
US/American0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Riverside Almanac

CategoryValue
County Riverside County
Standard Zip Codes92501, 92503, 92504, 92505, 92506, 92507, 92508, 92509, 92518
P.O. Box Zip Codes92502, 92513, 92514, 92515, 92516, 92517, 92519
Company Zip Codes92521, 92522
Phone Area Codes909,951
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude33.99
Approximate Longitude-117.38

Riverside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationRIVERSIDE FIRE STA 3
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp43 to 68 F
Apr Temp49 to 76 F
Jul Temp63 to 94 F
Oct Temp54 to 83 F
Annual Precip10.2 inches
StationRIVERSIDE CITRUS EXP STN
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp42 to 66 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp61 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 83 F
Annual Precip10.6 inches
StationCORONA
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 68 F
Apr Temp48 to 77 F
Jul Temp60 to 92 F
Oct Temp52 to 83 F
Annual Precip12 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colton53,856$49,297
Fontana205,228$67,849
Grand Terrace12,393$75,060
Loma Linda23,859$60,772
Moreno Valley202,061$57,426
Norco26,809$101,719

Riverside Public Libraries

Riverside Public Library
3581 MISSION INN AVE.
Riverside, California
(951) 826-5213

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Riverside Hospitals

Pacific Grove Hospital
(Non-profit)
5900 Brockton Avenue
Riverside County Regional Medical Center - D/p Aph
(Government - Local)
9990 County Farm Road
Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3865 Jackson Street
Kaiser Fnd Hosp - Riverside
(Non-profit)
10800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
4445 Magnolia Avenue

Riverside Public Schools

Bryant Elementary
4324 Third St.
ZIP: 92501
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Fremont Elementary
1925 Orange St.
ZIP: 92501
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Patricia Beatty Elementary
4261 Latham Rd.
ZIP: 92501
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Riverside County Community
3939 13th St.
ZIP: 92501
High
Total Enrollment 548
Preschool Grasp
3939 13th St.
ZIP: 92502
Riverside County Juvenile Court
3939 13th St.
ZIP: 92502
Other
Total Enrollment 103
Riverside County Opportunity
3939 13th St.
ZIP: 92502
Riverside County Rop
3939 13th St.
ZIP: 92502
High
Riverside County Special Education
3939 13th St.
ZIP: 92502
Other
Total Enrollment 646
Allan Orrenmaa Elementary
3350 Fillmore St.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 596
Alvord Continuation High
3606 Pierce St.
ZIP: 92503
High
Total Enrollment 158
Arizona Middle
11045 Arizona Ave.
ZIP: 92503
Middle
Total Enrollment 1111
Arlanza Elementary
5891 Rutland Ave.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Arlington High
2951 Jackson St.
ZIP: 92503
High
Total Enrollment 1956
Chemawa Middle
8830 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 92503
Middle
Total Enrollment 896
Foothill Elementary
8230 Wells Ave.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Harrison Elementary
2901 Harrison St.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 547
Hawthorne Elementary
2700 Irving St.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 713
Hillcrest High
11800 Indiana Ave.
ZIP: 92503
High
Total Enrollment 1353
Jackson Elementary
4585 Jackson St.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 847
Lake Hills Elementary
16346 Village Meadow Dr.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 832
Lake Mathews Elementary
12252 Blackburn Rd.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 907
Liberty Elementary
9631 Hayes St.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 793
Norte Vista High
6585 Crest Ave.
ZIP: 92503
High
Total Enrollment 2189
Reach Leadership Academy
5320 Victoria Ave., Ste. A-408
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
Sherman Indian High School
9010 Magnolia Ave
ZIP: 92503
(951) 276-6326
High
Sunshine Special Education
9390 California Ave.
ZIP: 92503
Other
Total Enrollment 56
Terrace Elementary
6601 Rutland St.
ZIP: 92503
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Wells Middle
10000 Wells Ave.
ZIP: 92503
Middle
Total Enrollment 922
Ysmael Villegas Middle
3754 Harvill Ln.
ZIP: 92503
Middle
Total Enrollment 1356
Adams Elementary
8362 Colorado Ave.
ZIP: 92504
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Frank Augustus Miller Middle
17925 Krameria Ave.
ZIP: 92504
Middle
Total Enrollment 1023
Jefferson Elementary
4285 Jefferson St.
ZIP: 92504
Primary
Total Enrollment 910
Madison Elementary
3635 Madison St.
ZIP: 92504
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
Monroe Elementary
8535 Garfield Ave.
ZIP: 92504
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Mountain View Elementary
6180 St.er Ave.
ZIP: 92504
Primary
Total Enrollment 763
Ramona High
7675 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 92504
High
Total Enrollment 2160
Sierra Middle
4950 Central Ave.
ZIP: 92504
Middle
Total Enrollment 890
Woodcrest Elementary
16940 Krameria Ave.
ZIP: 92504
Primary
Total Enrollment 660
Alvord Alternative Continuation High
10368 Campbell Ave.
ZIP: 92505
High
Total Enrollment 118
Collett Elementary
10850 Collett Ave.
ZIP: 92505
Primary
Total Enrollment 637
La Granada Elementary
10346 Keller Ave.
ZIP: 92505
Primary
Total Enrollment 687
La Sierra High
4145 La Sierra Ave.
ZIP: 92505
High
Total Enrollment 2137
Loma Vista Middle
11050 Arlington Ave.
ZIP: 92505
Middle
Total Enrollment 1070
Myra Linn Elementary
10435 Branigan Way
ZIP: 92505
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Phillip M. Stokoe Elementary
4501 Ambs Dr.
ZIP: 92505
Primary
Total Enrollment 774
Rosemary Kennedy Elementary
6411 Mitchell Ave.
ZIP: 92505
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
S. Christa Mcauliffe Elementary
4100 Golden Ave.
ZIP: 92505
Primary
Total Enrollment 753
Twinhill Elementary
11000 Campbell Ave.
ZIP: 92505
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Valley View Elementary
11750 Gramercy Pl.
ZIP: 92505
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Alcott Elementary
2433 Central Ave.
ZIP: 92506
Primary
Total Enrollment 772
California School For The Deaf-riverside
3044 Horace St.
ZIP: 92506
Other
Total Enrollment 355
Castle View Elementary
6201 Shaker Dr.
ZIP: 92506
Primary
Total Enrollment 609
Central Middle
4795 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 92506
Middle
Total Enrollment 713
Gateway College And Career Academy
4800 Magnolia Ave.
ZIP: 92506
High
Total Enrollment 175
Magnolia Elementary
3975 Maplewood Pl.
ZIP: 92506
Primary
Total Enrollment 704
Matthew Gage Middle
6400 Lincoln Ave.
ZIP: 92506
Middle
Total Enrollment 1004
Opportunity Program
6401 Lincoln Ave.
ZIP: 92506
High
Total Enrollment 80
Pachappa Elementary
6200 Riverside Ave.
ZIP: 92506
Primary
Total Enrollment 778
Polytechnic High
5450 Victoria Ave.
ZIP: 92506
High
Total Enrollment 2777
Raincross High (continuation)
6401 Lincoln Ave.
ZIP: 92506
High
Total Enrollment 198
Riverside Virtual
4011 Fourteenth St.
ZIP: 92506
Other
Total Enrollment 103
Summit View Independent Study
6401 Lincoln Ave.
ZIP: 92506
Other
Total Enrollment 273
Victoria Elementary
2910 Arlington Ave.
ZIP: 92506
Primary
Total Enrollment 580
Washington Elementary
2760 Jane St.
ZIP: 92506
Primary
Total Enrollment 799
William Howard Taft Elementary
959 Mission Grove Pkwy. N.
ZIP: 92506
Primary
Total Enrollment 702
Abraham Lincoln Continuation
4341 Victoria Ave.
ZIP: 92507
High
Total Enrollment 250
Emerson Elementary
4660 Ottawa Ave.
ZIP: 92507
Primary
Total Enrollment 798
Highgrove Elementary
690 Center St.
ZIP: 92507
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
Highland Elementary
700 Highlander Dr.
ZIP: 92507
Primary
Total Enrollment 817
John W. North High
1550 W. Third St.
ZIP: 92507
High
Total Enrollment 2281
Longfellow Elementary
3610 Eucalyptus Ave.
ZIP: 92507
Primary
Total Enrollment 790
Riverside Stem Academy
4466 Mount Vernon Ave.
ZIP: 92507
Other
Total Enrollment 535
University Heights Middle
1155 Massachusetts Ave.
ZIP: 92507
Middle
Total Enrollment 824
Amelia Earhart Middle
20202 Aptos St.
ZIP: 92508
Middle
Total Enrollment 959
Benjamin Franklin Elementary
19661 Orange Terrace Pkwy.
ZIP: 92508
Primary
Total Enrollment 838
John F. Kennedy Elementary
19125 Schhouse Ln.
ZIP: 92508
Primary
Total Enrollment 1090
Mark Twain Elementary
19411 Krameria Ave.
ZIP: 92508
Primary
Total Enrollment 1093
Martin Luther King Jr. High
9301 Wood Rd.
ZIP: 92508
High
Total Enrollment 3324
Tomas Rivera Elementary
20440 Red Poppy Ln.
ZIP: 92508
Primary
Total Enrollment 755

Riverside Private Schools

St Francis De Sales School
4205 Mulberry St
ZIP: 92501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 234
Bethel Christian Schools
2425 Van Buren Blvd
ZIP: 92503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 164
Faith Baptist Church & Faith Christian School
5363 Tyler St
ZIP: 92503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 30
St Thomas The Apostle School
9136 Magnolia Ave
ZIP: 92503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 207
Uhs Mission Bell Academy
9994 County Farm Rd
ZIP: 92503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 119
Harvest Christian School
6115 Arlington Ave
ZIP: 92504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 383
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
6686 Streeter Ave
ZIP: 92504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
Riverside Christian Schools
3532 Monroe St
ZIP: 92504
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 514
Riverside Montessori Academy
7141 Indiana Ave
ZIP: 92504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 47
Somerset Educational Services
17241 Van Buren Blvd
ZIP: 92504
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 104
Woodcrest Montessori Education Center
16191 Washington St
ZIP: 92504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Cottonwood Montessori
4174 Mobley Ave
ZIP: 92505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
La Sierra Academy
4900 Golden Ave
ZIP: 92505
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 651
Montessori Childrens House
10493 Magnolia Ave
ZIP: 92505
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
All Saints Carden Academy
3847 Terracina Dr
ZIP: 92506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 76
Immanuel Lutheran Schools
5545 Alessandro Blvd
ZIP: 92506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 163
Notre Dame High School
7085 Brockton Ave
ZIP: 92506
Secondary
Total Enrollment 463
Apple Tree Learning Center
220 W Big Springs Rd
ZIP: 92507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Immanuel Baptist School
45 Michigan Ave
ZIP: 92507
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
Islamic Academy Of Riverside
1038 W Linden St # B
ZIP: 92507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 40
Kindercare Learning Center
5445 Canyon Crest Dr
ZIP: 92507
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Kindercare Learning Center
7897 Mission Grove Pkwy S
ZIP: 92508
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Woodcrest Christian School System
18401 Van Buren Blvd
ZIP: 92508
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 899
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Carmel tower (Glenwood Mission Inn) between 1900 and 1920

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Carmel tower (Glenwood Mission Inn) between 1900 and 1920

The Cloister (Glenwood Mission Inn) between 1910 and 1920

Riverside (Magnolia Avenue) c1899.

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