With a population of more than 300,000, Riverside plays host to diver group of people and has a rich and unique culture, citrus history and art scene. Did you know that Riverside is home of the largest Mission Revival Style building in the US- the Madison Inn, and also it is the birthplace of the CA citrus industry? Read further and know more such interesting facts about Riverside-
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Riverside Geographic and Demographic Fast Facts
- Downtown Riverside elevation is 860 feet.
- The ethnic composition of Riverside, CA includes: White-56.5%, African American-7.0%, Native Americans-1.1%, Asian-7.4%, Pacific Islander-0.4%, other races-22.4%, and two or more races-5.1%.
Riverside History Fast Facts
- Riverside was founded in the 1870.
- In 1871, the first orange trees were planted, and in 1874 citrus industry began in Riverside.
- In 1893, Riverside became the county seat.
- By 1895, the railroad cars and innovative irrigation system was established.
Riverside Government and Economy Fast Facts
- Riverside has city council-mayor form of government.
- The city has a diversified economy with main sector as manufacturing and non-manufacturing.
- The manufacturing sector is mainly light-industry.
- The city is home to many accounting, technology and engineering, brokerage, legal, banking, and architectural firms.
Riverside Important and Interesting Fast Facts
- The city was regarded as the most liveable mid-size cities in 2004 by Partners for Livable Communities.
- The city is home of the “World’s Largest Paper Cup”, which is more than three stories and approx 68.10 ft tall.
- It also houses Riverside Fox Theater, where the first showing of the 1939 film Gone with the Wind happened.
- Riverside is the birthplace of CA citrus industry.
- It is home to the largest building - Mission Inn, Mission Revival Style building in the US.