City Demographics

The U.S. Census is a count of the Nation’s populace and is conducted every ten years. The decennial census provides information that is the cornerstone of knowledge about the American people. It is the basis for virtually all demographic information used by educators, policy makers and community leaders. The 2010 Census provides a statistical snapshot of the City that reflects facts on how Riverside is growing, diverse and constantly changing.

Census information is used for many purposes. The City of Riverside’s Planning Division uses census data to prepare planning documents such as the General Plan 2025 to determine where parks, fire stations, schools, roads, trails, and other infrastructure will be located in the future.

Another source of demographic information is the American Community Survey (ACS) data which is part of the 2010 Decennial Census Program. The ACS is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities with reliable and timely demographic, social, economic and housing data every year. Because the ACS is conducted annually, it serves an interim source of up-to-date demographic data through the decade, until the next Census is conducted. The ACS offers statistics on more than 40 subjects, such as income, health insurance coverage, commuting to work, educational attainment, language spoken at home, ancestry, selected monthly homeowner costs, foreign-born population, occupation and military veterans. The ACS helps determine how more than $400 billion per year is distributed nationwide and informs decision makers on policies, programs and services for communities.

Please visit the City’s links to the right of this page to access various sources of demographic information including Citywide 2000 and 2010 Census data, 2009 ACS data, 2011 Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) City of Riverside Profile and 2010 Census data by neighborhood.

Riverside Demographics by Neighborhood

2010 Census Data by Neighborhood

2000 Census Data by Neighborhood

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