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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Housing
    D-
  3. Nightlife
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    B-
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    C+
  7. Weather
    A
  8. Cost of Living
    D-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    C+
Riverside County is located in California with a population of 2,383,286. In Riverside County, most residents own their homes. In Riverside County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Riverside County and residents tend to have moderate political views.
Population
2,383,286

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$330,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,311
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    190.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    24.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    101.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    486.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,717.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    431.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

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Riverside County Reviews

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I have lived in Riverside County for 2 years and I absolutely love it. Riverside County is a large area with some smaller suburban, urban, and inbetween areas. Most of this area is clean and there are parks around every corner. There is also a bus system, known as the RTA, that travels all around the county. I highly recommend moving here, however, before choosing a specific location it would be wise to research the school systems surrounding your potential neighborhood- it will reveal a lot about the quality of the specific area you will be relocating too. Good luck!
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Very fast pace goal-oriented community! This community has a very large variety of skilled opportunities. There is so much out here to do. There is not a time that you cannot benefit from public opportunities. Riverside Country is a clean, safe oriented environment and is very peaceful as a city. There is a bigger rate rising for traffic, due to the more residents and the more homes being built. Besides traffic, everything is very well put and organized.
Riverside county covers a lot of cities and has a lot to see but not too much to do. I feel Downtown Riverside is a good place to see the historic mission inn which sadly has been limiting how much you can view and explore. Another thing Riverside county has to offer is a lot of hiking trails that serve for people that really enjoy being in the great outdoors. The best places to visit are mom and pop restaurants they have low key great food that only locals know about. Really all you have to do is ask a local what is a great restaurant that is good to eat in Riverside and it could look not to fancy but, the food is good. If there is one thing I could change it would be the amount of people that sometimes roam in downtown Riverside and other surrounding cities that have homeless people. We could use some centers that help rehabilitate people to getting jobs and helping them contribute more to our society. If you are looking for night life it is very limited to what one considers fun.