Riverside County, California Population 2024

2,510,643

Riverside County, California's estimated 2024 population is 2,510,643 with a growth rate of 0.73% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Riverside County, California is the 4th largest county in California. The 2010 population was 2,201,562 and has seen a growth of 14.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,601,64818,2010.7%
20282,583,44718,2010.71%
20272,565,24618,2010.71%
20262,547,04518,2010.72%
20252,528,84418,2010.72%
20242,510,64318,2010.73%
20232,492,44218,2010.74%
20222,474,24120,8420.85%
20212,453,39930,4061.25%
20202,422,993-42,576-1.73%
20192,465,56922,3480.91%
20182,443,22130,1631.25%
20172,413,05834,7761.46%
20162,378,28233,6341.43%
20152,344,64829,4101.27%
20142,315,23829,1511.28%
20132,286,08725,3241.12%
20122,260,76326,9231.21%
20112,233,84032,2781.47%
20102,201,56200%
19901,170,413507,24776.49%
1980663,166204,09244.46%
1970459,074152,88349.93%
1960306,191136,14580.06%
1950170,04664,52261.14%
1940105,52424,50030.24%
193081,02430,72761.09%
192050,29715,60144.96%
191034,69616,79993.86%
190017,897-2,583,751-99.31%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.73% (18,201)
County Website
Riverside County
County Seat
2020 Population
2,422,993
Area
7209 mi²
Density
348 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
3.62% (87,650)

Riverside County, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,138,01846.84%
Other race574,40323.64%
Two or more races361,72514.89%
Asian166,7266.86%
Black or African American157,1256.47%
Native American23,4460.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander8,0440.33%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Riverside County, California Population by Race

Riverside County, California Population Pyramid 2024

Riverside County, California Median Age

36.3

Total

35.6

Male

37.1

Female

Riverside County, California Adults

There are 1,831,956 adults, (359,162 of whom are seniors) in Riverside County, California.

Riverside County, California Age Dependency

65

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverside County, California Sex Ratio

Female1,209,09449.77%
Male1,220,39350.23%

Riverside County, California Population by Age

Riverside County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All749,9763.1968.531.5
Married410,7513.878.521.5
Non Family191,8461.3259.140.9
Female101,4673.9650.849.2
Male45,9123.8357.842.2

3.7

Average Family Size

3.19

Average Household Size

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Riverside County, California Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade142,8068.96%
9th to 12th Grade126,2257.92%
High School Graduate426,91726.78%
Some College378,02123.72%
Associates Degree136,5858.57%
Bachelors Degree244,89315.36%
Graduate Degree138,5538.69%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Riverside County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riverside County, California Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic710,717498,77688,935
White613,646579,469194,964
Other Race349,410227,95331,013
2+ Races192,205150,56838,693
Asian117,703105,64856,495
Black104,73197,26728,711
Native American15,66112,2902,443
Islander5,3094,7091,162

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48%.

Riverside County, California Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,240$53,998$38,015
Less Than 9th Grade$31,997$37,132$23,511
High School Graduate$39,689$46,976$31,985
Some College$46,761$58,107$37,795
Bachelors Degree$66,220$76,904$55,406
Graduate Degree$93,615$107,032$85,682

$46,240

Average Earnings

$53,998

Average Male

$38,015

Average Female

Riverside County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverside County, California Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Riverside County, California Language

58.48% of Riverside County, California residents speak only English, while 41.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.55% of the population.

Riverside County, California Language

Riverside County, California Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,215,986157,77212.97%
Other565,25879,00313.98%
White778,41468,3068.78%
Multiple358,35137,39710.44%
Black152,88321,97214.37%
Asian162,29915,7709.72%
Native22,9203,61715.78%
Islander7,9511,35617.05%

11.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.28%

Male Poverty Rate

12.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverside County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverside County, California is Islander, with 17.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverside County, California is White, with 8.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.21%.

Riverside County, California Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.44%
High School11.02%
Some College8.48%
Bachelors or Greater5.37%

Riverside County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed21.68%
Male Unemployed20.27%
Female Employed5.68%
Male Employed4.57%

Riverside County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverside County, California Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$84,505$110,021
Families$95,246$120,564
Married Families$109,884$135,921
Non Families$45,049$69,040

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Riverside County, California Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.4%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverside County, California Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Riverside County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Riverside County, California Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Riverside County, California Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

112,052

Number of Veterans

102,060

Male Veterans

9,992

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam36,267
Second Gulf War29,113
First Gulf War26,137
Korea7,579
World War II2,009

Riverside County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+29,422
35 to 5428,480
65 to 7425,258
55 to 6417,888
18 to 3411,004

Riverside County, California Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White72,2328.07%
Hispanic26,3353.07%
Black12,83110.73%
2+ Races11,2034.77%
Other Race9,4682.26%
Asian5,0333.77%
Native American9965.46%
Islander2894.75%

Riverside County, California Veterans by Race

Riverside County, California Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverside County, California Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Riverside County, California Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Riverside County, California Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Riverside County, California Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.67%

Born in Riverside County, California

78.35%

Native Born

21.65%

Foreign Born

9.62%

Non Citizen

12.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.35% of Riverside County, California residents were born in the United States, with 61.67% having been born in California. 9.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Riverside County, California Place of Birth

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