Riverside County CA Information


Riverside County Subdivisions

Riverside County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,454,022 (100%)
Population in Households 2,421,153 (98.7%)
Population in Families 2,067,574 (84.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 32,869 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 341
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $73,976
Average Household Income $95,683
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $29,814
Wealth Index5 106


Total HU (Housing Units) 872,686 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 519,171 (59.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 244,557 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 108,958 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $439,294
Average Home Value $513,979
Housing Affordability Index3 92


Total Households 763,728
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 566,708
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.02% 1.07%
Households 0.96% 0.95%
Families 0.94% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
Owner Occupied HU   1.09%


Riverside County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverside County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 95th
Population Density # 16 74th
Median Household Income # 21 66th
Housing Affordability Index # 28 48th
Per Capita Income # 35 41st
Diversity Index # 10 84th

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