California encompasses a total of 58 counties, among which Riverside County is the fourth most populous. Riverside County spans 7,207 square miles of land along with an additional 95.8 square miles of water and is home to more than two million people in the Inland Empire. The county envelops 28 cities, 60 unincorporated communities, 16 ghost gowns, and 12 Indian reservations. Riverside County also houses some of the most popular tourist vacation destination hot spots including Palm Springs, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, and others, all situated in the Coachella Valley portion of Riverside County. Riverside is the county seat. In addition to the tourist destinations creating attraction, the area is known for being affordable with easy access to a plentiful array of amenities and resources.
Riverside County is home to a population of 2,329 residents. The average annual household income for residents of Riverside County is approximately $58,292, a bit below the state’s average annual household income of about $64,000. Homes in the area hold values of around $312,700 in comparison to the state’s average home values of $449,100.
There are a total of 23 school districts managing the education of the area’s young students who attend public school. There are 487 public schools in Riverside County, California in addition to a variety of private schools.
Several companies share the responsibility of providing public transportation throughout the county including Riverside Transit Agency Sun Line Transit Agency, Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency, Pass Transit, and Corona Cruiser. The area also receives service from Greyhound buses and Amtrak trains. Travelers aiming to move by air do so via the Palm Springs International Airport.
Riverside County, California receives an average of 11 inches of rain per year, but no snow, over the course of 20 days, on average, with measurable precipitation. The sun shines on Riverside County 272 days out of the year. High summer temperatures average around 92 degrees with winter lows at 42 degrees.
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