Riverside, California

Coordinates: 33°56′53″N 117°23′46″W / 33.94806°N 117.39611°W / 33.94806; -117.39611
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Riverside, California
Clockwise from top: view from Mount Rubidoux, Fairmount Park, Fox Performing Arts Center
Flag of Riverside, California
Official seal of Riverside, California
Motto: 
City of Arts & Innovation
Location of Riverside County within the State of California
Location of Riverside County within the State of California
Coordinates: 33°56′53″N 117°23′46″W / 33.94806°N 117.39611°W / 33.94806; -117.39611
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyRiverside
IncorporatedOctober 11, 1883; 140 years ago (1883-10-11)[1]
CharteredMarch 5, 1907; 116 years ago (1907-03-05)[2]
Area
 • City81.54 sq mi (211.18 km2)
 • Land81.23 sq mi (210.38 km2)
 • Water0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)
Elevation827 ft (252 m)
Population
 • City314,998
 • Rank59th in the United States
12th in California
 • Density3,877.85/sq mi (1,497.28/km2)
 • Urban2,276,703 (US: 19th)
 • Urban density3,741.1/sq mi (1,444.4/km2)
 • Metro4,599,839 (US: 13th)
Time zoneUTC−8 (Pacific)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP codes
92501–92509, 92513–92519, 92521–92522
Area code951
FIPS code06-62000
GNIS feature IDs1661315, 2410965
Websiteriversideca.gov

Riverside is a 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 in California in which people sold a lot of citrus fruit. In 2020, about 315,000 people lived in Riverside. The city was the 59st 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on November 3, 2014. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. "Over One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of Service" (PDF). City of Riverside. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  3. "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
  4. "Riverside". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  5. "QuickFacts: Riverside city, California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2023.
  6. "List of 2020 Census Urban Areas". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 8, 2023.
  7. "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.

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