Riverside County, CA

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Population

2.45M

1.13% growth

Poverty Rate

15.6%


Median Age

35.8


Median Household Income

$66,964

4.72% growth

Number of Employees

1.07M

2.78% growth

Median Property Value

$364,900

3.46% growth

About

In 2018, Riverside County, CA had a population of 2.45M people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $66,964. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Riverside County, CA grew from 2.42M to 2.45M, a 1.13% increase and its median household income grew from $63,944 to $66,964, a 4.72% increase.

The population of Riverside County, CA is 49.6% Hispanic or Latino, 34.5% White Alone, and 6.48% Asian Alone. 41.9% of the people in Riverside County, CA speak a non-English language, and 90.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Riverside County, CA are University of California-Riverside (5,595 degrees awarded in 2017), Riverside City College (2,879 degrees), and California Baptist University (2,387 degrees).

The median property value in Riverside County, CA is $364,900, and the homeownership rate is 68.2%. Most people in Riverside County, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32 minutes. The average car ownership in Riverside County, CA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of California across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Riverside County, CA employs 1.07M people. The largest industries in Riverside County, CA are Retail Trade (137,086 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (131,034 people), and Construction (97,442 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,603), Utilities ($70,838), and Public Administration ($65,445).

Median household income in Riverside County, CA is $66,964. Males in Riverside County, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,298. The income inequality in Riverside County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,964

2018 value

± $1,177

4.72%

1 Year Growth

± 2.48%

Households in Riverside County, CA have a median annual income of $66,964, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,944 in 2017, which represents a 4.72% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,575

Average Male Salary

± $755

$62,298

Average Female Salary

± $633

In 2018, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $73,860 ± $1,174

  2. White

    $65,115 ± $611

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,912 ± $1,843

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in California by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Riverside County, CA is from California.

0.499

2018 Wage GINI

0.497

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in California was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.324% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 306.01

  2. Census Tract 456.08

  3. Census Tract 420.05

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Riverside County, CA was Census Tract 306.01 with a value of $149,091, followed by Census Tract 456.08 and Census Tract 420.05, with respective values of $141,750 and $131,189.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Riverside County, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Riverside County, CA (362k out of 2.32M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    220,748 ± 3,499

  2. White

    194,943 ± 3,328

  3. Other

    100,326 ± 2,662

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Riverside County, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.07M

2018 Value

± 18,556

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 2.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Riverside County, CA grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 1.04M employees to 1.07M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Riverside County, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (130,618 people), Sales & Related Occupations (119,201 people), and Management Occupations (92,185 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Riverside County, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Riverside County, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (130,618 people), Sales & Related Occupations (119,201 people), and Management Occupations (92,185 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Riverside County, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.46 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.42 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Riverside County, CA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($100,774), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($88,996), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,735).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.07M

2018 Value

± 18,556

2.78%

1 Year growth

± 2.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Riverside County, CA grew at a rate of 2.78%, from 1.04M employees to 1.07M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Riverside County, CA, are Retail Trade (137,086 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (131,034 people), and Construction (97,442 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Riverside County, CA, though some of these residents may live in Riverside County, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Riverside County, CA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (137,086 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (131,034 people), and Construction (97,442 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Riverside County, CA has an unusually high number of Construction (1.38 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.34 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Riverside County, CA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($83,603), Utilities ($70,838), and Public Administration ($65,445).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $232B

  2. $172B

  3. $136B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $232B, followed by Mixed freight ($172B) and Gasoline ($136B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.7T

2020 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

46.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound California trade was $1.7T. This is expected to increase 46.3% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $71.8B

  2. $46.9B

  3. $34B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $71.8B, followed by Arizona with $46.9B and Washington and $34B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92% of the population of Riverside County, CA has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 27% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Riverside County, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Riverside County, CA see 2380 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.41% decrease from the previous year (2414 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2003 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 576 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,380 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Riverside County, CA see an average of 2,380 patients per year. This represents a 1.41% decrease from the previous year (2,414 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Riverside County, CA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.01%

Uninsured

42.3%

Employer Coverage

27%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

10.5%

Non-Group

2.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Riverside County, CA declined by 10.7% from 8.97% to 8.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Riverside County, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Riverside County, CA is home to a population of 2.45M people, from which 90.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.2% of Riverside County, CA residents were born outside of the country (513k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Riverside County, CA is composed of 1.21M Hispanic or Latino residents (49.6%), 844k White Alone residents (34.5%), 159k Asian Alone residents (6.48%), 151k Black or African American Alone residents (6.15%), 57.1k Two or More Races residents (2.33%), 11.6k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.472%), 7.51k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.306%), and 6.29k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.257%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Riverside County, CA are Spanish (797,557 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (40,767 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (20,265 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Riverside County, CA was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Riverside County, CA are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Riverside County, CA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

513k people

21.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

508k people

As of 2017, 21.2% of Riverside County, CA residents (513k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Riverside County, CA was 21.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Riverside County, CA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,032,642 ± 46,722 people

  2. Philippines

    840,765 ± 22,271 people

  3. China

    696,409 ± 20,307 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,032,642 California residents, followed by Philippines with 840,765 and China with 696,409.

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Citizenship

90.5%

2018 Citizenship

89.4%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 90.5% of Riverside County, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Riverside County, CA was 89.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    1.21M ± 29.4k

  2. White Alone

    844k ± 2.38k

  3. Asian Alone

    159k ± 3.86k

In 2018, there were 1.44 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (1.21M people) in Riverside County, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 844k White Alone and 159k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Riverside County, CA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    797,557 speakers (34.8%)

  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    40,767 speakers (1.78%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    20,265 speakers (0.884%)

41.9% of Riverside County, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Riverside County, CA was Spanish. 34.8% of the overall population of Riverside County, CA are native Spanish speakers. 1.78% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.884% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    35,417 ± 2,604

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    27,933 ± 2,861

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    12,772 ± 2,132

Riverside County, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Riverside County, CA awarded 21,831 degrees. The student population of Riverside County, CA is skewed towards women, with 50,051 male students and 63,108 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Riverside County, CA are Hispanic or Latino (10,035 and 47.4%), followed by White (5,643 and 26.7%), Asian (2,644 and 12.5%), and Black or African American (1,412 and 6.67%).

The largest universities in Riverside County, CA by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Riverside (5,595 and 25.6%), Riverside City College (2,879 and 13.2%), and California Baptist University (2,387 and 10.9%).

The most popular majors in Riverside County, CA are Humanistic Studies (2,526 and 11.6%), General Business Administration & Management (1,481 and 6.78%), and Biological & Physical Sciences (1,064 and 4.87%).

The median tuition costs in Riverside County, CA are $30,793 for private four year colleges, and $11,502 and $39,516 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 566 degrees awarded

  2. 2,526 degrees awarded

  3. 1,064 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Riverside County, CA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 566 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Riverside County, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,595 degrees awarded

  2. 2,879 degrees awarded

  3. 2,387 degrees awarded

$11,502

Median In-State Public

$30,793

Median Private

In 2017, the Riverside County, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of California-Riverside with 5,595 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

8,674

Degrees Awarded to Men

13,157

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 8,674 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Riverside County, CA, which is 0.659 times less than the 13,157 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Riverside County, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    10,035 degrees awarded

  2. White

    5,643 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    2,644 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Riverside County, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 10,035 degrees mean that there were 1.78 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 5,643 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Riverside County, CA was $364,900 in 2018, which is 1.59 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $352,700 to $364,900, a 3.46% increase. The homeownership rate in Riverside County, CA is 68.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Riverside County, CA have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Riverside County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$364,900

2018 Median

± $3,173

$352,700

2017 Median

± $3,476

In 2018, the median property value in Riverside County, CA grew to to $364,900 from the previous year's value of $352,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Riverside County, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Riverside County, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$66,964

Median Household Income

± $1,177

728k

Number of Households

± 13,364

In 2018, the median household income of the 728k households in Riverside County, CA grew to $66,964 from the previous year's value of $63,944.

The following chart displays the households in Riverside County, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Riverside County, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Riverside County, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68.2%

2018 Homeownership

66.3%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 68.2% of the housing units in Riverside County, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Riverside County, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Riverside County, CA have a longer commute time (32 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.16% of the workforce in Riverside County, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.73%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Riverside County, CA was Drove Alone (79.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.6%) and those who Worked At Home (4.73%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Riverside County, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Riverside County, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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