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Rubidoux ( ROO-bid-oh) was a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Riverside County, California, until July 1, 2011, when it became a neighborhood of the newly formed city of Jurupa Valley. The city is located within Southern California's Inland Empire region, which is part of the Greater Los Angeles Area. Along with the rest of Jurupa Valley, Rubidoux has transformed from a rural area of quarries and dairy farms, in mid to late 20th century, to a suburb of the two larger regions. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,280, up from 29,180 at the 2000 census.
The Rubidoux neighborhood is immediately west of the city of Riverside, separated by the Santa Ana River, and Mount Rubidoux, a prominent landmark for the area, and a Riverside city park.
Key transportation elements of Rubidoux are the Flabob Airport (IATA: RIR, ICAO: KRIR, FAA LID: RIR), with a 3,200-foot (980 m) runway, and California State Route 60.
Rubidoux was located at 33°59′45″N 117°25′6″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 9.9 square miles (25.6 km2), of which 9.7 square miles (25.1 km2) was land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2) (2.87%) was water.
The community's name refers to Louis Robidoux who settled in the area in 1843. Of French Canadian origin, Robidoux's grandfather migrated from Quebec to St.