Riverside demographics profile

StatisticRiversideCaliforniaNational
Population318,67838,654,206318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,92223291
Median age31.436.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%52%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1848%46%43%
Speak English58%56%79%
Speak Spanish34%29%13%
Riverside, CA has a population of 318,678 and is the 59th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,922 per sq mi which is 1588% higher than the California average and 4229% higher than the national average. The median age in Riverside is 31 which is approximately 13% lower than the California average of 36. In Riverside, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 58% speak English and 34% speak Spanish. 62% of Riverside residents were born in California, 14% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 22% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Riverside is 1588% higher than California.
  • The median age in Riverside is 13% lower than California.
  • In Riverside 64.84% of the population is White.
  • In Riverside 6.01% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Riverside 6.87% of the population is Asian.

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Riverside population breakdown by race

RaceRiversideCaliforniaNational
White64.84%61.26%73.35%
Black or African American6.01%5.85%12.63%
Asian6.87%13.85%5.22%
American Indian0.83%0.74%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.26%0.39%0.18%
Mixed race5.02%4.62%3.06%
Other race16.16%13.28%4.75%
In Riverside, 52.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Riverside, CA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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