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The Cities and communities of Riverside County, California*

Aguanga, Alberhill, Anza
City of Banning, City of Beaumont, Bermuda Dunes, City of Blythe
Cabazon, City of Calimesa, City of Canyon Lake, City of Cathedral City, Cherry Valley, Chiriaco Summit, City of Coachella, City of Corona, Coronita
Desert Beach, Desert Center, City of Desert Hot Springs
Eagle Mountain, East Blythe, East Hemet, City of Eastvale, El Cerrito
French Valley
Gavilan Hills, Glen Avon, Good Hope
City of Hemet, Highgrove, Home Gardens, Homeland
Idyllwild-Pinecove, City of Indian Wells, City of Indio, Indio Hills
City of Jurupa Valley
City of Lake Elsinore, Lakeland Village, Lake Matthews, Lake Tamarisk, Lakeview, City of La Quinta, Lost Lake
March Air Force Base, Mead Valley, Meadowbrook, Mecca, City of Menifee, Mira Loma, City of Moreno Valley, Mountain Center, City of Murrieta, Murrieta Hot Springs
City of Norco, North Shore, Nuevo
City of Palm Desert, City of Palm Springs, Palo Verde, Pedley, City of Perris, Pinyon Flats
Quail Valley
Radec, Rancho California, City of Rancho Mirage, Rannells, Ripley, City of Riverside, Romoland, Rubidoux
Sage, City of San Jacinto, Santa Rosa Rancho, Sedco Hills, Sky Valley, Sun City, Sunnyslope
City of Temecula, Temescal, Thermal, Thousand Palms
Valle Verde, Valle Vista
White Water, City of Wildomar, Winchester, Woodcrest

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, neighborhoods, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

If you have information about any of these unlinked communities, please send it to us and we will add a page for that community. Some of these places above may only be neighborhoods or local area names and are not listed with the census at all or just included in a larger surrounding designated census area..

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Information & Facts about Riverside County, California

Attractions & other Information - Climate - Economy - Genealogy - Geography -
Government - History - Libraries - Location - Organizations & Groups -
Other Facts & Figures - Population - Schools


Riverside County page

Executive Offices for Riverside County
4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor
P.O. Box 1385
Riverside, CA 92501-1385
Phone: (951) 955-1100

Riverside is the county seat.

The county is governed by a five member Board of Supervisors. The supervisors are elected to four year terms and are non-partisan. Each seat on the board represents a specific area or district. The board chooses a Chair and Vice Chair from among its members each year. To view the individual districts go to the Board of Supervisors page.

Riverside County Sheriff's Department

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1980 - 680,700
1990 - 1,114,400
1991 - 1,225,000
1992 - 1,289,700
1993 - 1,323,500
1994 - 1,379,600
2000 - 1,545,387
2006 - 2,031,625


2000 - 214 persons per square mile

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Riverside County is in the southeastern portion of California. It is in the shape of a long rectangle stretching from Orange County to the border with Arizona, along the Colorado River. It is often referred to as the Inland Empire.

Neighboring counties are: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, and San Bernardino Counties

Maps for Riverside County

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Weather information for Riverside County

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Other Facts and Figures:

Transportation information

Median Household Income:
2000 - $42,887

Median Family Income:
2000 - $48,409

Per capita Income:
2000 - $18,689
2002 - $24,814

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Riverside County was formed in May of 1893 from both San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. It was named for the City of Riverside which was, in turn, named for the Santa Ana River that run nearby.

Several local Native American groups lived in the area that is now Riverside County in early years. Once the railroad came in 1869, many more people came into southern California. The first real settlement at this time was the city of Riverside. A man named John Wesley North came here from Tennessee and founded the city on a portion of the Jurupa Rancho. Not long afterward, the Naval Orange arrived and the rest is history. This crop helped Riverside County to become a wealthy area. At the time of the founding in 1893, the city of Riverside was the richest city per capita in the entire country. The population began to spread out into what would become Lake Elsinore, San Jacinto and Corona.

Here is a good history page for the county including many other links and some historical pictures

Riverside County History page

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Much of the county is desert with some mountainous areas. Some of Joshua Tree National Park and the Salton Sea are located within the county boundaries.

The county is 180 miles wide from east to west.

Total area: 7,303 square miles
Land area: 7,207 square miles
Water area: 96 square miles

The fourth largest county in the State of California

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Riverside County US GenWeb page

For Vital Records (Marriage, Birth, Death)
2724 Gateway Drive P.O. Box 751
Riverside, CA 92502
Phone: (951) 486-7000

The Genealogical Society of Riverside County
P.O. Box 2557
Riverside, CA 92516

Cemeteries in Riverside County

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Riverside County Library System

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Riverside County Office of Education

An Education page for Riverside County

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Learn about the economy of the area on this page.

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Organizations & Groups

Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce
3985 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 683-7100
Fax: (951) 683-2670

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Attractions & Other Information

Southern California Fair at the Lake Perris Fairgrounds - held in October each year!
Riverside County Fair and Date Festival - held during February in Indio each year

Things to Do in Riverside County

Museums in Riverside County

Parks in Riverside County

Historical Landmarks within the County


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