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Riverside County among the fastest growing in the nation

The latest demographic data supports what many living in the Inland Empire have already known.

May 22, 2019
  • The latest demographic data supports what many living in the Inland Empire have already known: new residents are flocking to Riverside and San Bernardino County. In 2018, both counties doubled the State of  California’s population growth rate of 0.5 percent. In fact, Riverside was the 5th fastest growing county in the nation, adding 33,000 new residents last year.  These new figures are further evidence of America’s largest county-to-county shift between 2007 and 2011, when 35,000 people moved out of Los Angeles County and into Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. 
  •  While the affordability crisis in coastal housing markets is partly responsible for driving people eastward, the Inland Empire has also become a major generator of jobs, particularly in the logistics, transportation and warehousing sectors. Many of the cites in the IE with the greatest population gains—such as Chino—are also seeing a robust amount of warehouse and distribution construction.

    Source: JLL Research, CA Department of Finance, US Census

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