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Riverdale, Illinois - Basic Facts

Riverdale is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Village of Riverdale.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cook County at latitude 41.6334 and longitude -87.6331. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 600 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Village of Riverdale (see map) encompass a land area of 3.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riverdale: South Lawn.

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Riverdale, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 13,246
Population in Households 13,132
Population in Familes 10,944
Population in Group Qrtrs 114
Population Density1 3,706
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 4,512
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 3,144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,177 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,335 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 982 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $121,432
Average Home Value $132,287


Median Household Income $38,824
Average Household Income $46,388
Per Capita Income $15,907
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.53% -0.18%
Households -0.43% -0.13%
Families -0.44% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Riverdale, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverdale to the other 1,367 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 183 87th
Population Density1 # 97 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 526 62nd
Median Household Income # 1188 13th
Per Capita Income # 1335 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.