Riverside County, California Population 2021

Riverside County, California's estimated population is 2,520,060 with a growth rate of 0.99% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Riverside County, California is the 5th largest county in California. The 2010 Population was 2,201,580 and has seen a growth of 14.47% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20212,520,06024,7600.99%
20202,495,30024,7501.00%
20192,470,55024,7601.01%
20182,445,79030,8301.28%
20172,414,96034,8801.47%
20162,380,08034,2601.46%
20152,345,82029,6601.28%
20142,316,16029,4001.29%
20132,286,76025,5601.13%
20122,261,20027,1301.21%
20112,234,07032,4901.48%
20102,201,5801,031,17088.10%
19901,170,410507,24476.49%
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%
190017,8970.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.99%
County Website
County Seat
2010 Population
2,201,580
Growth (since 2010)
14.47%
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Riverside County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,444,65459.91%
Some Other Race519,12221.53%
Asian157,2616.52%
Black or African American156,8366.50%
Two or More Races106,3164.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native19,7650.82%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7,4850.31%
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Riverside County, California Population by Race

Riverside County, California Population Pyramid 2021

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Riverside County, California Median Age

35.6


Total

34.7


Male

36.5


Female

Riverside County, California Adults

There are 1,797,290 adults, (340,575 of whom are seniors) in Riverside County, California.

Riverside County, California Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverside County, California Sex Ratio

Female

1,210,480

50.20%

Male

1,200,960

49.80%

Riverside County, California Population by Age

Riverside County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Riverside County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.3%23.7%
All66.3%33.7%
Non Family58.2%41.8%
Male54.6%45.4%
Female47.4%52.6%

66.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Riverside County, California Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All724,8933.2866.3
Married389,8923.9376.3
Non Family197,8081.3258.2
Female94,3804.2747.4
Male42,8134.1754.6

3.87

Average Family Size

3.28

Average Household Size

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Riverside County, California Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade142,1859.12%
9th to 12th Grade137,9518.84%
High School Graduate418,90226.85%
Some College386,86124.80%
Associates Degree126,0338.08%
Bachelors Degree221,32214.19%
Graduate Degree126,6158.12%
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Riverside County, California Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riverside County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic657,113440,27567,895
White655,435615,183194,627
Other Race300,640188,00821,587
Asian111,05199,76249,775
Black101,71593,29425,856
Multiple Races42,39737,51510,854
Native American12,2459,8491,888
Islander5,0204,3971,264

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.82%.

Riverside County, California Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,011$44,143$31,004
Less Than High School$25,027$30,021$17,434
High School Grad$32,022$38,914$26,108
Some College$39,294$49,347$31,316
Bachelors Degree$54,710$65,151$45,899
Graduate Degree$80,929$90,458$74,612

$38,011

Average Earnings

$44,143

Average Male

$31,004

Average Female

Riverside County, California Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverside County, California Language by Age

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Riverside County, California Language

58.94% of Riverside County, California residents speak only English, while 41.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 34.11% of the population.

Riverside County, California Language

Riverside County, California Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,162,010194,55416.74%
Other512,33993,21318.19%
White841,30478,5169.33%
Black152,44726,63017.47%
Asian153,01817,28411.30%
Multiple104,05511,88211.42%
Native19,4294,04420.81%
Islander7,24694513.04%

13.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.45%

Male Poverty Rate

14.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverside County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverside County, California is Native, with 20.81% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverside County, California is White, with 9.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.53%.

Riverside County, California Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.42%
High School12.81%
Some College9.22%
Bachelors or Greater5.85%

Riverside County, California Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.98%
Male Unemployed22.91%
Female Employed6.84%
Male Employed5.98%

Riverside County, California Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverside County, California Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$67,005$88,875
Families$76,938$98,340
Married Families$88,959$111,301
Non Families$36,399$56,533
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Income by Household Type

Riverside County, California Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverside County, California Married by Age and Sex

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Riverside County, California Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Riverside County, California Marital Status by Race

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Riverside County, California Marital Status

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122,308

Number of Veterans

112,383

Male Veterans

9,925

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam40,573
Second Gulf War28,151
First Gulf War26,044
Korea10,825
World War II4,439

Riverside County, California Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+30,889
35 to 5429,810
65 to 7429,265
55 to 6419,612
18 to 3412,732

Riverside County, California Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White90,9468.21%
Hispanic23,6012.95%
Black13,74911.65%
Other7,9142.16%
Asian4,4993.56%
2 or More3,8586.94%
Indian8235.87%
Hawaiian5198.99%

Riverside County, California Veterans by Race

Riverside County, California Veterans by Education

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6.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverside County, California Veterans by Education

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59.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.2%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Riverside County, California Employment by Age

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Riverside County, California Employment by Race

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Riverside County, California Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.35%

Born in California

78.44%

Native Born

21.56%

Foreign Born

10.61%

Non Citizen

10.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.44% of Riverside County, California residents were born in the United States, with 60.35% having been born in California. 10.61% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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