Riverside County is a large county located in Southern California, stretching from the Los Angeles metropolitan area to the Arizona border. It covers 7,208 square miles (18,670 km) and is home to a diverse population of people. The county is governed by a number of elected officials, including Kevin Jeffries, Karen Spiegel, Chuck Washington, and V. If you are visiting the site.
Riverside County is included in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the Inland Empire. It is also included in the Los Angeles-Long Beach Combined Statistical Area. Geographically, the county is mostly desert in the central and eastern parts, but has a Mediterranean climate in the western part. Most of Joshua Tree National Park is located in the county, and it is home to resort towns such as Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage and Desert Hot Springs.When Riverside County was formed in 1893, it was named after the city of Riverside, which was founded in 1870 and received its name because of its location next to the Santa Ana River.
The indigenous peoples of what is now Riverside County are the Luiseño, Cupeño and Cahuilla Indians. The Luiseño territory includes the Aguanga and Temecula basins, the Elsinore Depression and the eastern Santa Ana Mountains and south to San Diego County. The territory of Cahuilla is located east and north of Luiseño, in the interior valleys, in the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains and the Salton Sink Desert.The first European settlement in the county was a ranch or farm of the Saint Louis King Mission of France in the Luiseño village of Temescal. In 1819, Leandro Serrano was granted permission to occupy the land for grazing and agriculture purposes, and he established Rancho Temescal.
Serrano was butler of San Antonio de Pala Assistance for the San Luis Rey Mission.Riverside County was created out of parts of San Bernardino County and San Diego County. In 1893, seventy percent of voters approved its formation. Voters chose Riverside as the county seat by a wide margin.Riverside County has been an important focal point for civil rights movements in the United States, especially for African-Americans living in Riverside and for heavily Mexican-American communities in Coachella Valley. Cesar Chavez visited this area during his agricultural union struggle.The county has a diverse flora and fauna.
Vegetative plant associations have a lot of desert flora, but there are also wooded areas within Riverside County. California's endemic blue oak tree (Quercus douglasii) can be found in its southernmost part.In terms of population demographics, 30.3 percent are under 18 years old; 9.2 percent are between 18 and 24; 28.9 percent are between 25 and 44; 18.9 percent are between 45 and 64; 12.7 percent are 65 years old or older; and 33 years old is the median age.The municipal departments within Riverside County include Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Hemet, Indio, Menifee, Murrieta, Palm Springs and Riverside Community College.Amtrak trains stop at Riverside and Palm Springs stations; Amtrak California offers bus connections to San Joaquins at Riverside, Beaumont, Palm Springs, Thousand Palms, Indio Moreno Valley Perris Sun City Hemet.Riverside County has 12 federally recognized Indian reservations linking it to Sandoval County New Mexico by being second county in United States with most reservations (18).Riverside County voted 64.8 percent in favor of Proposition 8 which amended California Constitution to prohibit same-sex marriages.Riverside County is organized as a general law county under provision California Government Code when California's initial 27 counties were established 1850 area now known as Riverside County was divided between Los Angeles County San Diego County.The Riverside County Sheriff provides judicial protection prison administration forensic services for all Riverside County.