The community of Eastvale is actively attempting to incorporate as a city. The incorporation effort is being led by the Eastvale Incorporation Committee The unprecedented growth in the community since 2000 has transformed the once rural community to a built out housing subdivision with an estimated population of 50,000.
According to the Eastvale area plan, Eastvale has a total area of 13.1 square miles (33.9 km²), of which 12.5 square miles (32.3 km²) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), or 4.76%, is water.
Most of Eastvale, like most of western Riverside County, has the telephone area code of 951. However, according to the California Public Utilities Commission, because the 951 area code was split along telephone service areas and not strictly along county boundaries, some Eastvale residents still retain the older 909 area code.
There were 12,152 households out of which 50.12% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 4.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.46 and the average family size was 3.52.
In the community the population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.6 males.
The median income for a household in the community was $61,583, and the median income for a family was $77,980. Males had a median income of $49,662 versus $40,102 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,681. About 2.4% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.2% of those under age 18 and 0.5% of those age 65 or over.
Eastvale, along with most of the northwestern tip of Riverside County, is under the jurisdiction of the Second District of Riverside County, with the current county supervisor being John Tavaglione.
Eastvale is one of three unincorporated areas of riverside county that has strong community support for city incorporation—Eastvale, and Menifee Valley (Menifee, Sun City and Quail Valley). The passage of AB 1602, a state bill that adds funds from vehicle license fees, has made it easier for unincorporated areas to attain cityhood. The new law has also stirred up renewed interest in incorporation efforts for Mira Loma and Jurupa Valley (Mira Loma, Pedley, Glen Avon, Sunnyslope, and Rubidoux). Either of the later incorporation efforts would also most likely involve annexing some land in Eastvale, mainly the heavily commercialized Interstate 15 corridor, for the sales tax revenue. If this occurs, Eastvale would never have the funds required to incorporate as an individual city.
Whether or not Eastvale will eventually incorporate as a city is yet to be seen. In any event, the Riverside County Integrated Project (RCIP), an inclusive three-part county urban plan, has a specific plan attributed to the Eastvale area. This area plan sets up Eastvale zoning ordinance, policy areas for unique features found in Eastvale, specific plans (master-planned communities) in Eastvale, design guidelines, circulation (transportation) policies for Eastvale, specific hazards to the region, and conservation policies—which includes the protection of open space, wetlands, and biodiversity.
A separate project, Eastvale Events, encourages community involvement by developing and coordinating community events. Eastvale Picnic in the Park, Eastvale Holiday Showcase, and Eastvale Fall Festival are a few of the sponsored events.
An online group for EastvaleResidents was created July 28, 2001 at the social networking website Yahoo! Groups, so that residents could take part in community discussions. Similarly named, the EastvaleResidents.com community news site offers residents Eastvale related news, local traffic and local weather updated daily, as well as the largest community forum for Eastvale. The original Eastvale.com website remains a free and open source web project for anyone in the community to take part in since 1999.
Mira Loma Valley Little League, a subsidiary of the non-profit organization Little League Baseball, offers baseball and softball programs to boys and girls in Eastvale.
Located on the Eastvale/Norco border, the area is home to one of the continent’s largest permanent-site Renaissance Faires, the Koroneburg European Old World Festival.