|— City —|
|City of Riverside|
|Nickname(s): City of Arts and Innovation|
|• City Council||Mayor Ronald O. Loveridge
Chris Mac Arthur
|• City Manager||Scott Barber|
|• Total||81.444 sq mi (210.941 km2)|
|• Land||81.140 sq mi (210.152 km2)|
|• Water||0.304 sq mi (0.788 km2) 0.37%|
|Elevation||860 ft (262 m)|
|• Rank||1st in Riverside County
12th in California
61st in the United States
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|ZIP code||92501-92509, 92513-92519, 92521-92522|
|GNIS feature ID||1661315|
Riverside is a big city in California. It is the county seat of Riverside County. The city, which got its name from being close to the Santa Ana River, is the first place that California that people sold a lot of citrus fruit. In 2008, about 311,575 people lived in Riverside. The city is the 61st biggest city in the United States and the 12th biggest city in California.
Because houses cost less money in Riverside than most cities in Southern California, people have been slowly moving there. This makes traffic bad as people from Riverside drive to work in Orange County and Los Angeles.
Riverside has a few schools, including La Sierra University, California Baptist College, and the University of California-Riverside. The city also has Riverside Municipal Museum, the California Museum of Photography, and the California Citrus State Historic Park. In 1873, the Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree was planted in Riverside, and it is one of two original orange trees in California. The historic Mission Inn is another popular place.
Riverside is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area.