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Riverside County, California

Riverside County California
Full nameCounty of Riverside
Official nameCounty of Riverside
Settlement typeCounty
CountryUnited States
Region/Metro areaInland Empire
Named forRiverside
County seatRiverside
Board of SupervisorsSupervisors
Bob Buster
John F. Tavaglione
Jeff Stone
John J. Benoit
Marion Ashley
Total Area7303.13 sq mi (18915.1 km2)
Land Area7207.37 sq mi (18667.1 km2)
Water Area95.76 sq mi (248 km2)
Other information
Time zonePacific Standard Time (UTC-8)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-7)

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Riverside County is a county in the U.S. state of California. One of 58 California counties, it covers 7208 sqmi (18668.6 km2) in the southern part of the state, and stretches from Orange County to the Colorado River, which forms the state border with Arizona. The county derives its name from the city of Riverside, which is the county seat. Along with neighboring San Bernardino County, the two counties have been dubbed the 'Inland Empire'.

The population of Riverside County was 2,189,641 in 2010.

Geographically, the county is mostly desert in the central and eastern portions of the county, and is a Mediterranean climate in the western portion of the county. Most of Joshua Tree National Park is located in the county. Riverside County lies inland of Los Angeles County and is bordered by Orange County to the west, San Bernardino County to the north, and San Diego County and Imperial County to the south. Large numbers of Los Angeles area workers have moved to the county in recent years to take advantage of relatively affordable housing. Alongside neighboring San Bernardino County, it was one of the fastest growing regions in the state prior to the recent changes in the regional economy. In addition, smaller, but significant, numbers of people have been moving into Southwest Riverside County from the San Diego metropolitan area. The cities of Temecula and Murrieta account for 20% of increase in population of Riverside County between 2000 and 2007.

The famous resort cities of the Coachella Valley such as Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and Palm Desert are located in Riverside County. Indio is the center of an important date growing region.

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