Welcome to Riverside County
Centrally located in sunny southern California, Riverside County offers an appealing climate, affordable housing and numerous career opportunities. The County of Riverside is the area's largest employer, with 15,600 permanent full-time employees and 1,850 temporary and per-diem employees. County employees enjoy a full range of packaged benefit options, including medical, dental, vision and more.
Riverside County spans 7,200 square miles of fertile river valleys, low deserts, mountains, foothills and rolling plains. It extends approximately 180 miles from Orange County to the Colorado River. Riverside County is almost as large as Connecticut and Rhode Island combined, and is the fourth largest county in California.
The county's dry, moderate climate and affordable housing make it a highly desirable home for more than 2 million residents. It's no surprise that Riverside is the fastest-growing county in California, with a population increase of more than 76 percent between 1980 and 2000. Climate and housing combined with Riverside's history, culture, and recreation, make it a great place to Live, Work and Play.
To serve its citizens in widely separated areas of population, the county operates offices in many cities. These include facilities in Banning, Corona, Idyllwild, Indio, Lake Elsinore, Moreno Valley, Palm Springs, Riverside, Temecula, and other locations.
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