Cities in Riverside County
Desert Hot Springs
About Riverside County:
Riverside County is one of fifty-eight counties in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population of Riverside County was 2,189,641, making it the 4th-most populous county in California and the 11th-most populous in the United States. The name was taken from the city of Riverside, which is the county seat.
Riverside County is included in the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the Inland Empire. The county is also included in the Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA Combined Statistical Area. There is a high concentration of sprawling tract housing communities around Riverside and along the Interstate 10, 15, and 215 freeways.
Roughly rectangle-shaped, Riverside County covers 7,208 square miles (18,670 km2) in Southern California, spanning from the Greater Los Angeles area to the Arizona border. Geographically, the county is mostly desert in the central and eastern portions of the county and is a Mediterranean climate in the western portion of the county. Most of Joshua Tree National Park is located in the county.