Riverside, a medium-size city in California, has a population of just under 321,000. Young adults (15-24) make up a larger portion of the population here (19%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find a surplus of peers, while retirees are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 34, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in California. By a narrow 54%-46% margin, homeowners hold a slight majority over renters in Riverside. The average rent of $1,305 a month is just below the state average.
Many Riverside residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and education. Together, these industries account for 18% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just over $75K, Riverside workers take home less than the average California resident. However, Riverside's average income is fairly average compared to the national level of $73,345. Eight percent of Riverside residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 5% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Riverside residents have an average commute of about 33 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 39% of commuters, while public transit is not used much. Not many residents walk to work.