Attractions, Statistics and Facts about Riverside County
Attractions of Riverside County include Morongo Casino Resort and Spa, The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, Riverside Metropolitan Museum, Castle Park, Fox Performing Arts Center, Heritage House, UCR/California Museum of Photography, March Field Air Museum, Mission Inn Museum, Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center, Center of Social Justice and Civil Liberties, Riverside Art Museum, Orange Empire Railway Museum, San Jacinto Mountains, Cabazon Dinosaurs, Joshua Tree National Park, Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, Spot Light 29 Casino, Sweeney Art Museum, Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, World Museum of National History, Riverside International Automotive Museum and the Perris Valley Historical Museum. There is the very large and famous Factory Outlet stores off of Highway 10 on the way to Coachella Valley where Palm Springs is located. Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley is a destination area for many Snowbirds in the winter time. On May 2, 1893 seventy percent of voters approved the formation of Riverside County which was created from parts of San Bernardino County and San Diego County. The county seat of Riverside County is Riverside. Riverside County is the fourth largest county in California and has a total area of 7,303 square miles (18,910 km2), of which 7,206 square miles (18,660 km2) is land and 97 square miles (250 km2) (1.3%) is water. Riverside County has many protected wilderness areas that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management and part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Some of the prominent protected areas are Cleveland National Forest , Coachella Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, and the Dos Palmas Preserve. State and County Parks include California Citrus State Historic Park, Lake Perris, Mount San Jacinto State Park, Jensen Alvarado Ranch, Lake Skinner, and Santa Rosa Plateau. Riverside County is an area in the Inland Empire of California with a population of 2,284,043. There are 1,134,956 male residents living in Riverside County and 1,149,087 female residents. The total number of households is 711,461 with 3.16 people per household on average. Total household expenditures in Riverside County are above the national average.
The median age of the current population is 32.94 with 696,616 people being married and 737,064 being single.
The employment numbers show that there are 60% white collar employees and 40% blue collar employees in Riverside County.
Crime rate in Riverside County is below the national average. The most frequent crime is Automotive Theft Risk while the least frequent is Rape Risk.
Riverside County weather recorded temperatures between a high point in July of 107.00° F and a low point of 37.80° F in January of 2017. The air pollution index is of 103.00.