Riverside the Inland Empire is best known for being the birthplace of the California citrus industry and home of the Mission Inn. Riverside, CA is a young (median age is 31) city of over 330,000 people. It is home to the University of California and two smaller colleges that, combined, award roughly 6,000 degrees per year. Riverside is still considered a bargain by California real estate standards attracting young, first time buyers. The principal industries are healthcare, utilities, and public administration. Unemployment has been tracking lower than the national average although most Riverside workers need to commute an average of 26 miles to find the opportunities that match their skill set.