Riverdale, Georgia Population 2020

17,129

Riverdale is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 17,129, it is the 61st largest city in Georgia and the 2089th largest city in the United States. Riverdale is currently growing at a rate of 1.07% annually and its population has increased by 13.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,134 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Riverdale has a population density of 3,876 people per square mile.

The average household income in Riverdale is $50,282 with a poverty rate of 23.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $885 per month, and the median house value is $90,100. The median age in Riverdale is 33.1 years, 30.3 years for males, and 36.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males.

Riverdale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Riverdale was:

  • Black or African American: 80.90%
  • White: 8.73%
  • Asian: 5.29%
  • Other race: 4.01%
  • Two or more races: 1.07%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Riverdale, Georgia is 17,129, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,767.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,134.

Riverdale, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American13,17780.90%
White1,4228.73%
Asian8625.29%
Some Other Race6534.01%
Two or More Races1751.07%

Riverdale Population Pyramid 2020

Riverdale Median Age

33.1


Total

30.3


Male

36.3


Female

Riverdale Adults

There are 11,726 adults, (1,624 of whom are seniors) in Riverdale.

Riverdale Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverdale Sex Ratio

Female

8,529

52.36%

Male

7,760

47.64%

Riverdale Households and Families

Riverdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Riverdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.8%33.2%
All44%56%
Non Family36.7%63.3%
Male33.4%66.6%
Female30.3%69.7%

44.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8752.7544
Non Family2,1741.2136.7
Married1,7873.8166.8
Female1,4173.4330.3
Male4973.7233.4

3.49

Average Family Size

2.75

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Riverdale Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5595.30%
9th to 12th Grade7467.07%
High School Graduate3,51333.29%
Some College2,68625.45%
Associates Degree8478.03%
Bachelors Degree1,60815.24%
Graduate Degree5945.63%

Riverdale Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black8,4497,7691,882
Hispanic816597126
White771612132
Asian62837443
Other Race35522180
Multiple Races13211765

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 91.95%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 49.24%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,983$30,429$26,785
Less Than High School$25,089$24,688$25,724
High School Grad$24,338$27,327$22,586
Some College$27,246$33,385$26,604
Bachelors Degree$41,092$41,304$40,952
Graduate Degree$48,014$35,288$48,382

$27,983

Average Earnings

$30,429

Average Male

$26,785

Average Female

Riverdale Language

Riverdale Language by Age

Riverdale Language

81.87% of Riverdale residents speak only English, while 18.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.49% of the population.

Riverdale Poverty

Riverdale Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,9803,02423.30%
Hispanic1,44557439.72%
Other65337557.43%
White89015317.19%
Asian854859.95%
Multiple1753419.43%

23.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.56%

Male Poverty Rate

23.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is Other, with 57.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is Asian, with 9.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.08%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.86%
Some College19.15%
High School18.93%
Bachelors or Greater8.64%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.57%
Male Unemployed31.48%
Female Employed12.84%
Male Employed12.60%

Riverdale Income

Riverdale Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,850$50,282
Families$47,125$55,840
Married Families$63,819-
Non Families$31,250$36,558

Riverdale Marital Status

Riverdale Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.2%

Male Marriage Rate

28.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverdale Married by Age and Sex

Riverdale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Riverdale Marital Status by Race

Riverdale Veterans

844

Number of Veterans

609

Male Veterans

235

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War356
Vietnam277
Second Gulf War166
Korea26
World War II
Age Group Veterans
55 to 64327
35 to 54302
65 to 74137
75+50
18 to 3428
Name Veterans % of Total
Black7217.67%
Hispanic626.74%
Other6216.71%
White615.84%

$Riverdale Veterans by Education

12.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverdale Employment Status

68.1%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

Riverdale Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.89%

Born in Georgia

85.68%

Native Born

14.32%

Foreign Born

6.05%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

85.68% of Riverdale residents were born in the United States, with 47.89% having been born in Georgia. 6.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202017,1291811.07%
201916,9481811.08%
201816,7672191.32%
201716,5481811.11%
201616,3673512.19%
201516,0163061.95%
201415,7101110.71%
201315,599-73-0.47%
201215,6722001.29%
201115,472990.64%
201015,3732,8952.11%
200012,4783,1192.92%
19909,3592,2382.77%
19807,1214,60010.94%
19702,5210.00%