Riverside, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverside, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Riverside had a population of 9,047 as of July 1, 2017. Riverside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverside is located at latitude 41.831 and longitude -87.8159 in Cook County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Riverside (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Cook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 617 feet.

The Village of Riverside (GNIS ID: 2399090) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Riverside is located within Township of Riverside, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cook County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Riverside, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,047
Daytime Population: Workers 2,011
Daytime Population: Residents 4,516
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,527
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 9,041
Population in Familes 7,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 4,573
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $101,925
Average Household Income $136,985
Per Capita Income $53,231


Total Housing Units 3,746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,614 (69.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 890 (23.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $420,975
Average Home Value $475,468


Total Households 3,504
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 2,385
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.18%
Households 0.21% 0.15%
Families -0.07% 0.06%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

Riverside, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverside to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 238 83rd
Population Density # 58 96th
Diversity Index # 268 80th
Median Household Income # 67 95th
Per Capita Income # 44 97th

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