What Percentage of Riverside, California is White?

California is home to many diverse populations, and Riverside is no exception. According to the California Department of Education's California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS), the white population in Riverside is 192,912, making up 58.2% of the total population. The black population in Riverside is 17,525, or 5.3% of the total population. African Americans are a subset of the black population in Riverside, and include people from sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, and the Caribbean such as Haitians and Jamaicans.

The median age of Riverside's population is 31.1 years old. Of the total population, 80,508 are under 18 years old, 260,605 are 16 years or older, 250,861 are 18 years or older, 225,158 are 21 years or older, and 42,908 are 65 years or older. The largest universities in Riverside by number of degrees awarded are University of California-Riverside (6,843 and 39.4%), Riverside City College (4,992 and 28.8%), and California Baptist University (2,954 and 17%).