Riverside County Migration Patterns show plenty of income coming and going


$92,559 is highest annual income moving to Riverside County. Where’s it coming from?

Contra Costa County provided Riverside with 136 new taxpayers — with an average 1.72 dependents — who had an average federal taxable income of $92,559.

PUBLISHED: May 10, 2017 at 12:01 am | UPDATED: May 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

Riverside County migration patterns show plenty of income coming and going.

IRS filing data for 2015, the latest figures available, details how many taxpayers came from, or relocated to, Riverside County and what level of adjusted gross income was on the move.

Where were the big dollars moving? Contra Costa County provided Riverside with 136 new taxpayers — with an average 1.72 dependents — who had an average federal taxable income of $92,559. That’s the county that sent Riverside the highest per-filer average incomes in 2015.

Here are the other counties with the highest-paid taxpayers who came to or left Riverside County.

Coming to Riverside from …

  • Santa Clara County: 204 filers with an average 1.88 dependents and income of $83,137
  • New York County (Manhattan) : 176 filers with 1.64 dependents and income of $79,455
  • Snohomish (Washington) County : 166 filers with 1.81 dependents and income of $78,163
  • King County (Seattle): 190 filers with 1.78 dependents and income of $66,842

Compare that wealth to typical inbound movers. Countywide, 38,159 filers came here from around the state and nation with an average 2.09 dependents and income of $49,256.

Leaving Riverside to …

Contra Costa County : 153 filers moved with an average 1.88 dependents and income of $86,948.
Pierce County (Tacoma): 133 filers with 2.04 dependents and income of $58,677.
Orange County: 4,653 filers with 1.95 dependents and income of $57,920.
Alameda County: 212 filers with 1.50 dependents and income of $57,363.
San Bernardino County: 7,032 filers with 2.15 dependents and income of $54,611.

Across Riverside County, 35,353 filers left with an average 2 dependents and income of $50,222.

When you look at income migration on a state-by-state basis, IRS data show California gaining the largest per-filer average incomes in 2015 from Connecticut at $127,017; District of Columbia at $102,704 and New York at $102,681. The largest departing incomes went to Florida ($113,488); Delaware ($105,090) and Vermont ($102,621).

Seattle, Detroit, Baltimore Best for Recent Grads


Seattle, Detroit, Baltimore Best for Recent Grads

For recent college graduates, Seattle, Detroit, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh are some of the country’s best places to live, according to new Trulia research released on Wednesday. Trulia used real estate listings on its site, as well as job postings on Indeed.com, to determine the “sweet spots” that offer both good jobs (ones appropriate for recent graduates) and in-budget housing (properties that a recent graduate could presumably afford).

About 6 percent of young college graduates moved locations for a new job last year—more than four times the amount of all adults in general.

“These educated young adults are particularly prone to move for a job or a job search,” Trulia reported. “Whereas just 1.4 percent of all adults moved in the past year to take or look for a new job, 6.2 percent of young college grads did.”

Ultimately, Trulia found, the markets with the most job opportunities and the highest earning potential are the most out-of-budget for recent graduates. These areas include Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Houston, New York, and San Jose, California. Still, there are some metros that are affordable and offer a decent job market for a young grad.

“The bad news is that the local markets with the most opportunities for young grads are among the least affordable,” Trulia reported. “The good news is that some lower-cost markets also offer numerous opportunities for recent grads, though not as many as the priciest markets. While there’s no place that offers the magic combination of extensive job opportunities and easily affordable housing (and if that place existed, it probably wouldn’t stay affordable for long), we found six metros where you can spend a bit less on housing without giving up too much on the job options.”

Detroit came in at No. 3 in terms of living affordability, while nearly 42 percent of listings in Dayton, Ohio, meet the typical new grad’s budget. In Seattle, Trulia revealed, nearly 24 percent of all job listings are appropriate for new graduates, while Baltimore has a strong job market and Hartford, Connecticut, offers great median income.

Pittsburgh offers the best of both worlds, according to Trulia. It ranks No. 17 in affordability and No. 37 for jobs.

Can Riverside’s Harada House, a civil rights landmark, be saved?

Can Riverside’s Harada House, a civil rights landmark, be saved?


PUBLISHED: May 6, 2017 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: May 7, 2017 at 11:35 am

The Japanese-American Harada family fought hard to keep their home.

First, white neighbors pressured them to move from the downtown Riverside house. Then, a 1915 lawsuit challenged their ownership of the property.

Now it may be Riverside’s turn to fight for the historic Harada House.

The national historic landmark has plywood covering the walls to keep plaster from falling off. Parts of the house appear to be sinking. And officials worry it might not withstand an earthquake. The need to restore it is so dire that failure to do so is holding up re-accreditation of the city museum, which manages the house.

The boxy, tan two-story home on Lemon Street became the subject of a civil rights test case that helped establish Asian immigrants’ right to own land. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

The city’s long-term goal is to open the more than 130-year-old house as a historic and educational site. But today it’s “at risk of collapse,” with foundation problems, and water and termite damage, city records state.

A few people have even suggested demolishing the house if the cost of restoring it is too high, said Riverside Metropolitan Museum board chairman Elio Palacios, Jr.,  who rejects that idea.

“It’s too easy for us to say it’s going to cost too much, it’s going to be too difficult, there’s too many problems, we should just let this go away,” Palacios said.

“I think that would be a disgrace for the city’s history, because 100 years ago the city stood behind the Haradas.”

Riverside Metropolitan Museum has high hopes for historic Harada House
The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is working on the historic Harada house with hopes that it will one day be open to the public.
Handed down

Though the family’s old home is in poor repair, the Haradas occupy an important place in the history of Riverside and civil rights.

Husband and wife Jukichi and Ken Harada and their young son, Masa Atsu, left Japan in the early 1900s to fulfill their dreams in the United States. They settled in Riverside, where they ran a restaurant and boarding house.

As the family grew, and they lost a child to diphtheria in the close quarters of the boardinghouse, the parents began looking for another place to live. Because California’s 1913 Alien Land Law barred non-citizen immigrants from owning property, Jukichi bought the Lemon Street house in the names of his American-born children.

After some neighbors complained and urged the Haradas to move, the state attorney general filed a lawsuit alleging the family had violated the state law. In 1918, the Haradas won the case. Decades later, the law was declared unconstitutional.

The home stayed in Harada hands even after the family was sent to wartime internment camps — where Jukichi and Ken died. A friend looked after the property until Sumi Harada, one of their adult daughters, returned after the war.

Harold, Jukichi and Ken’s youngest son, inherited the house when Sumi died in 2000. He began the process of donating it and its contents to the city so it could be preserved as a historic site. Sumi had saved furniture, family heirlooms and more.

Who’s to blame?

At this point, some accounts disagree about how the home has been handled.

Assistant City Manager Alex Nguyen, the interim museum director, said the house was “mismanaged – it’s a series of fits and starts with no completions.”

Nguyen noted that the city is poised to return $8,000 in grant funds because it failed to finish a neighborhood vision plan for the Harada House.

In a recent email chain of arguments and rebuttals between him and retired museum director Vince Moses, Nguyen wrote that the City Council accepted donation of the Harada House without knowing the extent of its structural problems, how much restoration and maintenance would cost or how they would be paid for.

Moses, who headed the museum when the house was donated, called the charge of mismanagement “utterly bogus.” Soon after accepting the donation, the city received grants to plan its restoration and to stabilize it following El Niño storms, Moses said.

But, when a final report on the house’s condition came in 2007, Moses had recently retired, he said, and city management at the time didn’t consider the house a priority. That was before the recession hit and the museum’s budget and staff were slashed, he said.

Palacios, the museum board chairman, also partly blames failure to restore the house on a shrinking museum budget.

“Once you get into a cycle where you’re trying to catch up, it’s hard,” he said.

To Riverside City Councilman Mike Gardner, whose ward includes the house, it’s unproductive to argue over who deserves blame for the home’s deterioration.

“The real question is, where do we go from here,” he said.

Saving history

Around 2013, ballpark estimates concluded it could cost $10 million or more to restore the Harada House and turn it into a museum-quality site for the public to enjoy. Nguyen said there’s no recent, comprehensive evaluation to back that up, but a consultant is working on a full study.

Officials also need to decide how the site would be used. In 2014, the city bought the Robinson house next door to create an interpretive center, but concerns remain about public parking and the impact of a museum-type facility on the residential neighborhood that surrounds it.

Finally, there’s a question of money.

Palacios hopes to see a nonprofit foundation created to support the Harada House, but dollars would be needed for running the historic site as well as for one-time restoration costs.

As city and museum officials hash out those issues, many are pulling for the Harada House. Moses is among them.

With fear and suspicion toward immigrants flaring up again, “This is so apropos of what it means to be an American under the 14th Amendment of the United States,” he said.

The Riverside African-American Historical Society has offered its help, Palacios said. The local chapter of the Japanese American Citizens league and two Harada descendants have spoken or written letters supporting restoration of the house.

“We would like to see it preserved” to remind people of an early chapter in the long-running fight for civil rights in America, said Naomi Harada, whose father, Harold, donated the home as a public resource.

The collection of family heirlooms now in the museum’s care includes kimonos decorated with family crests, embroidered sashes, personal letters, pots and pans, furniture, and Jukichi’s old bowler hat, Naomi Harada said.

Riverside hasn’t always been diligent about saving old buildings.

Residents still mourn the 1903 Carnegie Library, which was replaced by a boxy 1960s structure some hate. And, the near-demolition of the 1925 Press Bindery building by the Fox theater in 2011 – all but one wall of the building was knocked down – was attributed to miscommunication by city officials.

However, Councilman Gardner said, “I think in the overall picture Riverside does a pretty good job of managing and preserving historic resources.”

Like the city, the U.S. has mostly ended up on the right side of history, Palacios said. He likened the Harada House to the Statue of Liberty as a monument to the country’s success at welcoming immigrants.

“We’re not perfect, but overall America has done the right thing, and I think this house  represents that,” he said.



DANAriverside | DANA | Development Projects pg 4

For Riverside, the Innovation District is envisioned to be (at least):

Uniquely Riverside/Authentic

Rooted in Local Assets


Arts, Culture, Heritage, Health/Wellness,
Environment, Education, Technology,
Information, & “Makers”-Driven

Inspired by the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Highly Walkable, Bikeable, and Transit

Office of the Mayor

Phone: (951) 826-5551
Email: 2Mayor@riversideca.gov


Alta Vasquez

Phone: (951) 781-5791
Email: avasquez@cert.ucr.edu

Map Reveals What the Cost Obsession Is in Your State

~ I always find these funny and interesting. ~

Map Reveals What the Cost Obsession Is in Your State

Everyone worries about how much things cost. But what you worry about depends on where you live.

Cost obsessions mapFixr

Fortunately for the voyeur in us all, Google reported the top cost-related search terms for each state in America, and Fixr created a handy state map based on the data.

The results are surprising (or maybe not so surprising):

  • In California, “facelift” is the most-searched cost-related term.
  • In Nevada, it’s “prostitute” (prostitution is legal in parts of the state outside Las Vegas).
  • In Colorado, it’s “weed” (marijuana is legal in that state).

Other search terms are more perplexing. Here are five of them and possible explanations:

1. North Dakota: “a minor”

a minor in north dakotafixr

People searching for the cost of “a minor” are likely not involved in child trafficking. Instead, they are probably searching for the penalty fee for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

North Dakota has one of the highest rates of binge and underage drinking in the country, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

2. Alaska: “gallon of milk”

milk in alaskafixr

The price of a gallon of milk is a good measure of the overall cost of living in a state, which can be higher in Alaska because of its remote location. Alaskans pay exorbitant prices for food in general (e.g., $16 for breadsticks).

The high cost of living in Alaska has inspired people to document the shocking prices, as in this video of a shopping trip in Bethel, Alaska, that garnered almost 215,000 views on YouTube.

One of the featured items is the product in question: A gallon of milk, which appears to cost a whopping $7.99. To put this in perspective, the average cost of a gallon of milk in Los Angeles, one of the most expensive American cities, is $2.42.

3. New York: “pound of weed”

pound of weed in new yorkfixr

This search term reflects the plight of New Yorkers who live in one of the 25 states that have legalized medical marijuana yet still restrict its sale.

In order to obtain medical marijuana in New York, you must have a serious condition such as cancer, HIV infection or AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. Patients who qualify are “only allowed to use tinctures and oils, which can be vaporized, inhaled, or consumed orally in capsules,” Vice reported. “Smoking or growing marijuana is still strictly forbidden.”

Since medical marijuana in New York only comes in a non-smokable form, it makes sense that people are buying weed illegally and searching for the cost. The cost of an ounce of weed in New York, $341, is slightly more than the national average of $324, probably because of the status of legalization in the state.

4. Arizona: “vasectomy”


The reason Arizona residents are so curious about the cost of this reversible sterilization surgery for men might have to do mostly with the age of the population there.

The average age of a vasectomy patient is 41, although ages range from 22 to 72. Arizona has one of the oldest populations in the country.

Men who get vasectomies are not representative of the general male population and instead typically are “non-Hispanic and white, well-educated, married, relatively affluent, and privately insured,” according to the Guttmacher Institute.

Arizona lines up with that description: Arizona is 84 percent white, compared to the United States as a whole, which is 77.7 percent white.

Where To Invest In Housing In 2017

~ click on the link below for the complete article you can click through from Forbes ~<img height=”1″ width=”1″ style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1494993704116832&ev=PageView&noscript=1″ />

Where To Invest In Housing In 2017

<img height=”1″ width=”1″ style=”display:none” src=”https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=1494993704116832&ev=PageView&noscript=1″ />

Whether looking for a place to live or a property to rent out for yield, every home buyer wants to make a smart investment. To find out where you can do just that in 2017 Forbes teamed up with Local Market Monitor, a North Carolina-based company that tracks more than 300 housing markets. Below you’ll find 20 markets where population, jobs and home prices are growing. Florida and Texas dominate, but solid markets can be found across the United States. For every city on the list, Local Market Monitor expects home prices to grow by at least 17% by 2020.

The 25 Suburbs Where Millennials Are Moving

~ Riverside #1 FTW!! Heck yeah. Love my city 😉 ~

The 25 Suburbs Where Millennials Are Moving

Thousands of millennials are moving to the suburbs of Riverside, Calif., San Antonio, Texas and Orlando, Fla. The burbs of those three metro areas saw the greatest growth in the number of adults aged 25 to 34 between 2010 and 2015, according to data from the Urban Land Institute provided to TIME.

“Riverside is a long way from Austin, Portland or Seattle in terms of coolness, but a lot of those things that make those cities attractive to the millennials — craft breweries, independent stores and restaurants — they’re now springing up here,” says local real estate developer Randall Lewis. “Historically, this is a marketplace people would come to for housing affordability, but now that a lot of millennials are postponing the buying decision, there’s a strong apartment market out here.”

The apartment growth in the Riverside metro area reflects a broader trend — researchers found “urban” areas outside of cities and “suburban” areas within cities when analyzing population density. In part thanks to those new living options, many suburban areas are gaining millennials. Of the 50 metro areas the Urban Land Institute analyzed, the vast majority saw an increase in suburban millennials from 2010 to 2015, while just seven saw a decline.

Hover or tap circles on the map below to see the population change for that suburb.


Millenial pop. increase

Total pop. increase








Millennial Population Change


Rank Metro Area Millennial Change 2010-2015 (%) Millennial Change 2010-2015 (#)
1 Riverside, CA 16.2% 83,843
2 San Antonio, TX 14.4% 32,267
3 Orlando, FL 13.9% 32,763
4 Virginia Beach, VA 12.8% 22,542
5 San Diego, CA 12.0% 47,279
6 Miami, FL 11.3% 67,274
7 Baltimore, MD 10.3% 24,270
8 Houston, TX 10.3% 81,644
9 Buffalo, NY 10.3% 9,866
10 Sacramento, CA 10.1% 23,572
11 Phoenix, AZ 9.3% 44,943
12 Oklahoma, OK 9.1% 12,973
13 New Orleans, LA 9.1% 10,219
14 Jacksonville, FL 8.7% 13,840
15 Los Angeles, CA 8.1% 120,934
16 Tampa, FL 7.7% 22,355
17 Las Vegas, NV 6.9% 14,866
18 Austin, TX 6.9% 14,011
19 Providence, RI 6.0% 7,794
20 Washington, DC 5.9% 31,862
21 Dallas, TX 5.8% 46,325
22 Salt Lake, UT 5.7% 8,357
23 Philadelphia, PA 5.5% 29,922
24 Richmond, VA 5.4% 6,143
25 New York, NY 4.9% 71,803
Source: Urban Land Institute

Some areas, like Riverside, saw millennial growth in the city and suburbs alike. But other regions, like Orlando Fla., gained millennials in the suburbs, while losing them in the city.

Nationally, nearly 73% of 25-to 34-year-olds lived in the suburbs in 2015, and 21% lived in cities — a ratio that is unchanged from 2010. That challenges the notion that cities are all millennial magnets. But there has been an increase in the number of young adults in urban areas, largely due to a rise in births 25 years ago, says Dowell Myers, professor of demography and urban planning at University of Southern California.

“Between 1978 and 1990, there was a 32% increase in births, so now there are 32% more young adults in the city,” explains Myers. “That upswing has led people to think that there’s a real change in taste, when there’s just a lot more young people born 25 years ago.” He believes American cities have reached “peak millennial,” with the largest millennial birth cohort passing age 25 in 2015, and smaller cohorts to follow. That demographic shift likewise explains the millennial boom in the suburbs.


%d bloggers like this: