Riverside County, California Population 2020

Riverside County, California's estimated population is 2,417,220 with a growth rate of 1.45% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Riverside County, California is the 4th largest county in California.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20182,450,76033,5401.39%
20172,417,22034,6501.45%
20162,382,57034,6501.48%
20152,347,92029,9601.29%
20142,317,96029,9201.31%
20132,288,04026,0701.15%
20122,261,97027,6701.24%
20112,234,30032,6501.48%
20102,201,6501,031,24088.11%
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%

Riverside County, California Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,450,13460.85%
Some Other Race495,24120.78%
Black or African American153,5456.44%
Asian152,1306.38%
Two or More Races106,1124.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native19,2810.81%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander6,8430.29%

Riverside County, California Population Pyramid 2020

Riverside County, California Median Age

35.3


Total

34.4


Male

36.2


Female

Riverside County, California Adults

There are 1,769,480 adults, (328,609 of whom are seniors) in Riverside County, California.

Riverside County, California Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverside County, California Sex Ratio

Female

1,197,100

50.23%

Male

1,186,190

49.77%

Riverside County, California Households and Families

Riverside County, California Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Riverside County, California Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.5%24.5%
All65.8%34.2%
Non Family58.4%41.6%
Male53.6%46.4%
Female46.2%53.8%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All718,3493.2765.8
Married388,1273.9275.5
Non Family193,7921.3258.4
Female93,5344.2246.2
Male42,8964.1353.6

3.85

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Riverside County, California Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade139,5249.12%
9th to 12th Grade140,7719.20%
High School Graduate411,94926.92%
Some College381,52124.93%
Associates Degree122,7468.02%
Bachelors Degree212,06513.86%
Graduate Degree121,6537.95%

Riverside County, California Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White656,259614,275190,804
Hispanic634,792418,40861,480
Other Race282,604175,18619,499
Asian106,60795,66947,780
Black98,50490,57224,568
Multiple Races42,25736,90310,358
Native American11,6779,2841,526
Islander4,6414,1391,093

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.60%.

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

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,281$42,135$30,040
Less Than High School$23,238$27,812$16,745
High School Grad$31,403$37,326$25,381
Some College$37,434$47,509$30,574
Bachelors Degree$54,281$64,901$44,503
Graduate Degree$78,559$88,796$71,247

$36,281

Average Earnings

$42,135

Average Male

$30,040

Average Female

Riverside County, California Language

Riverside County, California Language by Age

Riverside County, California Language

59.38% of Riverside County, California residents speak only English, while 40.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 33.69% of the population.

Riverside County, California Poverty

Riverside County, California Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,137,920208,97218.36%
Other488,62897,58619.97%
White846,78982,7709.77%
Black149,10327,69418.57%
Asian148,27216,75411.30%
Multiple103,71212,59312.14%
Native18,9674,71224.84%
Islander6,6151,02015.42%

14.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.51%

Male Poverty Rate

15.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverside County, California

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverside County, California is Native, with 24.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverside County, California is White, with 9.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.67%
High School13.35%
Some College9.74%
Bachelors or Greater6.02%

Riverside County, California Income

Riverside County, California Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,948$84,391
Families$73,082$93,289
Married Families$84,512$105,630
Non Families$34,957$53,578

Riverside County, California Marital Status

Riverside County, California Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverside County, California Married by Age and Sex

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

Riverside County, California Veterans

123,908

Number of Veterans

113,931

Male Veterans

9,977

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam40,718
Second Gulf War26,179
First Gulf War25,801
Korea12,090
World War II5,842
Name Veterans % of Total
White94,2108.49%
Hispanic23,0452.97%
Black13,11711.41%
Other7,4842.17%
Asian4,1593.41%
2 or More3,7566.75%
Indian7345.28%
Hawaiian4488.37%

$Riverside County, California Veterans by Education

6.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverside County, California Employment Status

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Riverside County, California Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

59.92%

Born in California

78.34%

Native Born

21.66%

Foreign Born

11.03%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

78.34% of Riverside County, California residents were born in the United States, with 59.92% having been born in California. 11.03% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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