Riverside County is one of 58 counties in California. The city of Riverside is the county seat. Riverside County is within the Inland Empire, and is home to more than two million people across 7,208 square miles.
Riverside County is home to the majority of the Joshua Tree National Park, as well as state parks. State parks include California Citrus State Historic Park, Lake Perris State Recreation Area, and Mount San Jacinto State Park. County parks include Jensen Alvarado Ranch, Lake Skinner Recreation Area, and Santa Rosa Plateau.
Riverside County’s resort cities include Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, and Desert Hot Springs.
There are 23 school districts within Riverside County, enveloping 130 high schools, 110 middle schools, 311 elementary schools, 28 charter schools, and an additional 185 private schools. Collectively, the schools in Riverside county educate approximately 425,500 students.
There are several resources for public transportation throughout Riverside County, depending on location. Public transportation agencies include Riverside Transit Agency, SunLine Transit Agency, Palo Verde Valley Transit, Pass Transit, and Corona Cruiser. Also servicing Riverside County for transportation is the Palm Springs International airport.
Areas of interest in Riverside County, California include Living Desert Zoo and Gardens, March Field Air Museum, Orange Empire Railway Museum, and the Western Science Center, among others.
Riverside County’s climate is considerably comfortable. The area receives about ten inches of rain per year, and only an inch of snow. There are 29 days per year with measurable precipitation, and 272 days per year when the sun shines on Riverside County. The summer high temperatures are below 100 at 99 degrees, and winter lows are above freezing at 38 degrees.
Riverside County is the fourth most populous county in the state, and 11th most populous in the country.
Riverside County extends beyond the urban areas and cities, stretching its diverse fingers into uninhabited areas near Arizona and Nevada borders.
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