About Riverside

Riverside is the fourth largest inland city in California and the 59th most populous city in the USA, with an estimated population of 310,651, according to the most recent Census. The Southern California city, located in Riverside County, is 81 square miles and home to the University of California, Riverside.

Riverside includes the 92501, 92502, 92503, 92504, 92505, 92506, 92507, 92508, 92509, 92513, 92514, 92515, 92516, 92517, 92519, 92521 and 92522 ZIP codes. The city has an average home value of $142,450.00, an average household income of $45,808.75 and an average of 3.27 persons per household.

The city has a small municipal airport, Riverside Municipal Airport, and a variety of museums including aviation, automotive, art, photography and others.

Riverside Shopping

Riverside has eleven shopping centers that offer diverse shopping experiences including outdoor shopping, a downtown shopping district, gallerias and town centers.

Located near the University of California, Riverside, University Village and Main Street Riverside are outdoor shopping and dining destinations, visited by residents of Riverside and residents of neighboring cities that together with Riverside make up California’s Inland Empire. The Shops at Riverwalk provide high end luxury shopping and dining options for Riverside shoppers.

Shoppers in Riverside can find local stores, national department stores and retailers, as well as discount stores throughout the city.

Utilities in Riverside

Utilities in the city of Riverside are publically owned and operated. Riverside utilities are managed by the Public Utilities Administration that includes a General Manager; Deputy General Manager; Assistant General Manager for Customer Relations/Marketing; Assistant General Manager, Finance/Administration; an Assistant General Manager of Resources; and an Assistant General Manager of Water. Riverside utilities are also managed by a Public Utilities Board.

Riverside Business Climate

County government and local public education account for the top three employers in the city of Riverside and eighty percent of the city’s top ten employers. The top employer is Riverside County, followed by the University of California, Riverside and the Riverside Unified School District. Other major employers in Riverside include health care businesses and the Parkview Community Hospital.

Riverside Government

Incorporated in 1883, the City of Riverside is run by a council-manager style government with an eight member City Council that includes the mayor.

Riverside is in the 31st Senate District of the California State Legislature and the 64th and 66th Assembly Districts. In the Federal government, Riverside is in the 44th Congressional District of California.