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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Riverside County is located in California with a population of 2,355,002. 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. The public schools in Riverside County are above average.
Population
2,355,002

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$304,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,251
National
$949
Area Feel
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Riverside County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
    13%
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
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    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 is a beautiful area and quiet, however full of many amazing restaurants and amazing adventures. There is downtown riverside where annually they host "The Festival of Lights' during Christmas. The entire Downtown is full of lights and music and amazing food!