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Time Zone: Riverside County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Riverside is the Seat for Riverside County.

Riverside County was founded in 1893. Riverside was created by taking area from San Bernardino and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Riverside had a population of 2,125,440 people. This is an increase of 37.53% since the last Census (which gave a population of 1,545,387 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Riverside represented 4.56% of the total population of California, making it the state's 6th most populous county (out of 58 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20102,189,641+41.69%+3.02% since 2009
20092,125,440+37.53%+1.8% since 2008
20082,087,917+35.11%+1.56% since 2007
20001,545,387The Last Census

More information can be found on the Riverside County Census Page for Riverside County.


Below are some of the communities located in Riverside County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Riverside County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Riverside   297,841255,16616.72% increase  
Moreno Valley   191,754142,38134.68% increase  
Corona   151,027124,96620.85% increase  
Temecula   98,87657,71671.3% increase  
Murrieta   97,88144,282121% increase  

Websites for Riverside County

Official Website:   www.co.riverside.ca.us/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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