Latest Data (2016)
Population 324,722
Nationwide Rank 59

Quick Facts

Riverside, California is the 59th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Riverside, California is a city.

Riverside, California is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Riverside had its largest population ever.

Riverside, California is growing moderately quickly. It is growing faster than 76% of similarly sized cities since 2000.

Riverside, California Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
49 New Orleans, Louisiana 391,495 -19.0%
50 Wichita, Kansas 389,902 10.6%
51 Cleveland, Ohio 385,809 -19.0%
52 Tampa, Florida 377,165 24.0%
53 Bakersfield, California 376,380 53.6%
54 Aurora, Colorado 361,710 30.1%
55 Honolulu, Hawaii 351,792 -5.1%
56 Anaheim, California 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana, California 334,217 -1.2%
58 Corpus Christi, Texas 325,733 17.4%
59 Riverside, California 324,722 25.6%
60 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 318,449 21.9%
61 St. Louis, Missouri 311,404 -10.2%
62 Stockton, California 307,072 25.5%
63 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 303,625 -9.0%
64 St. Paul, Minnesota 302,398 5.4%
65 Cincinnati, Ohio 298,800 -9.7%
66 Anchorage, Alaska 298,192 14.4%
67 Henderson, Nevada 292,969 63.4%
68 Greensboro, North Carolina 287,027 25.6%
69 Plano, Texas 286,057 27.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In California

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
34 Fresno 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento 495,234 21.0%
39 Long Beach 470,130 1.7%
45 Oakland 420,005 4.8%
53 Bakersfield 376,380 53.6%
56 Anaheim 351,043 6.6%
57 Santa Ana 334,217 -1.2%
59 Riverside 324,722 25.6%
62 Stockton 307,072 25.5%
74 Chula Vista 267,172 52.1%
75 Irvine 266,122 81.4%
96 Fremont 233,136 14.1%
100 San Bernardino 216,239 14.4%
103 Modesto 212,175 11.5%
106 Fontana 209,665 42.8%
108 Oxnard 207,906 21.1%
109 Moreno Valley 205,499 43.4%
112 Glendale 200,831 2.8%
114 Huntington Beach 200,652 5.6%
134 Santa Clarita 181,972 16.9%
140 Rancho Cucamonga 176,534 36.7%
141 Oceanside 175,464 8.3%
142 Santa Rosa 175,155 17.3%
143 Garden Grove 174,858 5.7%
146 Ontario 173,212 9.1%
148 Elk Grove 169,743 107.8%
153 Corona 166,785 29.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 324,722 59
2015 322,424 59
2014 319,504 59
2013 316,619 59
2012 313,673 59
2011 310,083 59
2010 303,871 61
2009 297,841 62
2008 293,207 62
2007 290,601 61
2006 288,152 61
2005 285,615 62
2004 284,960 61
2003 279,306 63
2002 272,814 65
2001 266,378 65
2000 258,427 67
1990 226,582 68
1980 170,876 83
1970 140,089 95