Riverbank is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. Take a look below for 10 interesting and fun facts about Riverbank, California, United States.
1. The population was 22,678 at the 2010 census, up from 15,826 at the 2000 census.
2. Incorporated on August 23, 1922, Riverbank’s official slogan is “City of Action.”
3. It is part of the Modesto Metropolitan Statistical Area.
4. Riverbank was founded as a ferry crossing, and was established as a town with the coming of the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railroad, which was soon acquired by the Santa Fe Railroad. The town holds a Cheese & Wine Exposition each October. It is named for its location on the Stanislaus River.
5. In the 1850s, the Riverbank area was known as Burneyville.
6. Major James Burney, sheriff of Mariposa, established the Burneyville Ferry over the Stanislaus River at the site of the modern bridge in Riverbank.
7. Riverbank’s downtown was remodeled in 2009.
8. New attractions include a downtown plaza with a mural and statue of a cable ferry operator.
9. The Riverbank Branch Library on Santa Fe Street is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
10. The BNSF Railway has a mainline running through Riverbank and serves as the BNSF’s principal line linking Northern California with the Los Angeles-Chicago mainline. The line used to be owned by the Santa Fe Railway (ATSF).