Riverside County CA Information


Riverside County Subdivisions

Riverside County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 2,483,025 (100%)
Population in Households 2,447,333 (98.6%)
Population in Families 2,087,612 (84.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35,692 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 345
Diversity Index2 87


Median Household Income $81,928
Average Household Income $112,103
% of Income for Mortgage4 39%
Per Capita Income $35,493
Wealth Index5 107
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (43.0)


Total HU (Housing Units) 871,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 535,935 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 248,945 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 86,133 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $526,846
Average Home Value $556,182
Housing Affordability Index3 63


Total Households 784,880
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 579,106
Average Family Size 4.00
  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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.82% 0.47%
Households 0.86% 0.48%
Families   0.47%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
Owner Occupied HU   0.65%


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, 2023 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 # 24 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 25 43rd
Per Capita Income # 37 38th
Diversity Index # 6 93rd

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