Riverside, California

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Riverside, California
City
City of Riverside
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Flag of Riverside, California
Flag
Coat of arms of Riverside, California
Coat of arms
Motto(s): City of Arts & Innovation
Location of Riverside County within the State of California
Location of Riverside County within the State of California
Riverside, California is located in California
Riverside, California
Riverside, California
Riverside, California is located in the US
Riverside, California
Riverside, California
Riverside, California (the US)
Riverside, California is located in North America
Riverside, California
Riverside, California
Riverside, California (North America)
Coordinates: 33°56′53″N 117°23′46″W / 33.94806°N 117.39611°W / 33.94806; -117.39611Coordinates: 33°56′53″N 117°23′46″W / 33.94806°N 117.39611°W / 33.94806; -117.39611
Country  United States of America
State  California
County Riverside
Incorporated October 11, 1883; 134 years ago (1883-10-11)[1]
Chartered March 5, 1907; 111 years ago (1907-03-05)[2]
Government
 • Type Council-manager[3]
 • City council[5] Mayor Rusty Bailey
Mike Gardner
Andy Melendrez
Michael Soubirous
Charles E. Conder Jr.
Chris Mac Arthur
Jim Perry
Steve Adams
 • City manager John Russo (Fired)[4]
Area[6]
 • Total 81.54 sq mi (211.18 km2)
 • Land 81.23 sq mi (210.38 km2)
 • Water 0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)  0.37%
Elevation[7] 827 ft (252 m)
Population (2010)[8]
 • Total 303,871
 • Estimate (2016) 324,722
 • Rank 1st in Riverside County
12th in California
59th in the United States
 • Density 3,997.66/sq mi (1,543.50/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC−7)
ZIP codes 92501–92509, 92513–92519, 92521–92522
Area code 951
FIPS code 06-62000
GNIS feature IDs 1661315, 2410965
Website riversideca.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 2008, about 311,575 people lived in Riverside.[9] 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.

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. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
  3. "Riverside City Charter" (PDF). City of Riverside. Retrieved January 28, 2015.
  4. "City Manager". Riverside, California. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  5. "City Council". Riverside, California. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  6. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jun 28, 2017.
  7. "Riverside". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  8. "Riverside (city) QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  9. MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: Riverside, CA snapshot

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