The survey, led by the e.Republic's Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities Program, focuses on cities' achievements using technology to be more efficient and implementing tech-savvy strategies to meet goals despite tight budgets.
Riverside Mayor Ronald Loveridge called the accolade, "another example of a Riverside win that resulted from smart decisions and creative and collaborative partnerships."
Riverside was the only California city named on the list for cities with 250,000 or greater population. In that category, Honolulu, Hawaii ranked No. 1, and Riverside ranked No. 7.
"The highest ranking cities in the survey showed great strides in consolidating, enabling shared services, government transparency and communications interoperability," described Todd Sander, director of Digital Communities.
The winners were recognized by the National League of Cities on Friday.