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The county was named for the city, which was named for the Santa Ana River

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Riverside County is one of 58 counties in California.

The county is in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 1,871,950. This was an increase of  21.13% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$42,887
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Riverside County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Riverside County was $24,814. This was an increase of 20.6% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 80% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Riverside
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 9 in production of grapes; 5 in production of watermelons; 10 in production of lettuce
(1997 Census of Agriculture)
Census 2000 highlights: Sixth fastest-growing county in the nation during the 1990s

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11% of Riverside County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Riverside County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Riverside County include Arlington Cemetery, Coachella Valley Cemetery, Crestlawn Memorial Park, Elsinore Valley Cemetery, Evergreen Memorial Park, Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, Laurel Cemetery, Martinez Cemetery, Montecito Cemetery, Mount View Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Riverside County include Aguanga, Alberhill, Anza, Arnold Heights, Banning, Beaumont, Belltown, Bermuda Dunes, Blythe, Bonnie Bell ... View communities

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Colleges in Riverside County include California Baptist University, College of the Desert, La Sierra University, Mount San Jacinto College, Palo Verde College, Riverside Community College, University of California - Riverside ... View colleges

School districts in Riverside County include Alvord Unified, Banning Unified, Beaumont Unified, Coachella Valley Joint Unified, Corona-Norco Unified, Desert Center Unified, Desert Sands Unified, Hemet Unified, Jurupa Unified, Lake Elsinore Unified ... View school districts

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Libraries in Riverside County include Altha Merrifield - Lake Elsinore Branch Library, Anza Valley Community Library, Arlington Branch Library, Banning Unified School District Library Distr, Beaumont Library District Library, Cabazon Branch Library, Calimesa Library, Canyon Lake Branch Library, Casa Blanca Branch Library, Cathedral City Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Riverside County include Desert Sun, Hemet Valley Chronicle, Idyllwild Town Crier, Palo Verde Valley Times, Riverside Press-Enterprise ... View newspapers

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Riverside County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Riverside County political report.

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Airports in Riverside County include Palm Springs International

Hotels in Riverside County include 7 Springs Inn & Suites, Americas Best Value Inn, Ayres Inn Corona East, Ayres Suites Corona West, Azure Sky Resort, Ballantines Original Hotel, Banning Casino & Outlet Mall, Banning Casino-Outlet Mall, Best Value Inn Beaumont, Best Value Inn Blythe ... More hotels

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