Riverside is a city in California. It is the county seat of Riverside County. The city, which got its name from being close to the Santa Ana River, is the first place in California in which people sold a lot of citrus fruit. In 2020, about 315,000 people lived in Riverside. The city was the 59st biggest city in the United States and the 12th biggest city in California.
Clockwise from top: view from Mount Rubidoux, Fairmount Park, Fox Performing Arts Center
City of Arts & Innovation
|Incorporated||October 11, 1883|
|Chartered||March 5, 1907|
|• City||81.54 sq mi (211.18 km2)|
|• Land||81.23 sq mi (210.38 km2)|
|• Water||0.31 sq mi (0.80 km2)|
|Elevation||827 ft (252 m)|
|• Rank||59th in the United States|
12th in California
|• Density||3,877.85/sq mi (1,497.28/km2)|
|• Urban||2,276,703 (US: 19th)|
|• Urban density||3,741.1/sq mi (1,444.4/km2)|
|• Metro||4,599,839 (US: 13th)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
92501–92509, 92513–92519, 92521–92522
|GNIS feature IDs||1661315, 2410965|
Because houses cost less money in Riverside than most cities in Southern California, people have been slowly moving there. This makes traffic bad as people from Riverside drive to work in Orange County and Los Angeles.
Riverside has a few schools, including La Sierra University, California Baptist College, and the University of California-Riverside. The city also has Riverside Municipal Museum, the California Museum of Photography, and the California Citrus State Historic Park. In 1873, the Parent Washington Navel Orange Tree was planted in Riverside, and it is one of two original orange trees in California. The historic Mission Inn is another popular place.
Riverside is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area.
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- "Over One Hundred and Twenty-Five Years of Service" (PDF). City of Riverside. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 2, 2015. Retrieved March 17, 2015.
- "2021 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 28, 2021.
- "Riverside". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
- "QuickFacts: Riverside city, California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2023.
- "List of 2020 Census Urban Areas". census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 8, 2023.
- "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
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