Riverdale, Georgia Population 2021

15,698
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Riverdale is a city located in Clayton County Georgia. With a 2020 population of 15,698, it is the 71st largest city in Georgia and the 2250th largest city in the United States . Riverdale is currently growing at a rate of 0.33% annually and its population has increased by 3.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,134 in 2010. Riverdale reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Riverdale has a population density of 3,553 people per square mile.

The average household income in Riverdale is $57,257 with a poverty rate of 17.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $903 per month, and the median house value is $101,300. The median age in Riverdale is 34.7 years, 30.9 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.

Riverdale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Riverdalewas:

  • Black or African American: 85.65%
  • White: 7.02%
  • Asian: 4.03%
  • Other race: 2.36%
  • Two or more races: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Riverdale, Georgia is 15,698 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,594.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,134.

Riverdale, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American13,09685.65%
White1,0747.02%
Asian6164.03%
Some Other Race3612.36%
Two or More Races1440.94%
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Riverdale Population by Race

Riverdale Population Pyramid $2021

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Riverdale Median Age

34.7


Total

30.9


Male

38.5


Female

Riverdale Adults

There are 11,184 adults, (1,553 of whom are seniors) in Riverdale.

Riverdale Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

16.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverdale Sex Ratio

Female

8,015

52.42%

Male

7,276

47.58%

Riverdale Population by Age

Riverdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Riverdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male35.8%64.2%
Female37%63%
Non Family46.7%53.3%
All50.7%49.3%
Married70.3%29.7%

50.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Riverdale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,5172.7450.7
Non Family2,1131.2546.7
Married1,6623.7270.3
Female1,3343.5637
Male4083.8435.8

3.52

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

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Riverdale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5515.38%
9th to 12th Grade6596.43%
High School Graduate3,40333.21%
Some College2,57825.16%
Associates Degree9749.51%
Bachelors Degree1,47314.38%
Graduate Degree6085.93%
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Riverdale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riverdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black8,5807,9241,724
White758588149
Hispanic607489157
Asian41416247
Other Race29921094
2+ Races1109167

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 60.91%.

Riverdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,543$31,466$29,176
Less Than 9th Grade$26,182$27,027$18,906
High School Graduate$25,718$28,983$23,352
Some College$31,636$38,150$29,462
Bachelors Degree$40,551$37,026$41,938
Graduate Degree$48,662$30,662$53,750

$30,543

Average Earnings

$31,466

Average Male

$29,176

Average Female

Riverdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverdale Language by Age

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Riverdale Language

85.93% of Riverdale residents speak only English, while 14.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 6.32% of the population.

Riverdale Language

Riverdale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black12,8912,28117.69%
White90518220.11%
Asian61310416.97%
Hispanic825688.24%
Multiple1443524.31%
Other361349.42%

17.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.58%

Male Poverty Rate

18.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is Multiple, with 24.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is Hispanic, with 8.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.63%.

Riverdale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.50%
High School17.92%
Some College9.07%
Bachelors or Greater9.02%

Riverdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.02%
Male Unemployed37.54%
Female Employed9.11%
Male Employed7.35%

Riverdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverdale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,145$57,257
Families$57,982$66,333
Married Families$74,795-
Non Families$31,896$38,694
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Income by Household Type

Riverdale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.8%

Male Marriage Rate

29.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverdale Married by Age and Sex

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Riverdale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Riverdale Marital Status by Race

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Riverdale Marital Status

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795

Number of Veterans

626

Male Veterans

169

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War325
Vietnam281
Second Gulf War146
Korea20
World War II

Riverdale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64351
35 to 54226
65 to 74147
75+56
18 to 3415

Riverdale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black6847.28%
Hispanic679.70%
Other Race6721.14%
White445.16%

Riverdale Veterans by Race

Riverdale Veterans by Education

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2.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.90%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverdale Veterans by Education

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68%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Riverdale Employment by Age

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Riverdale Employment by Race

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Riverdale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.27%

Born in Riverdale

86.84%

Native Born

13.16%

Foreign Born

3.98%

Non Citizen

9.18%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.84% of Riverdale residents were born in the United States, with 47.27% having been born in Georgia. 3.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Riverdale Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,698520.33%
202015,646520.33%
201915,594520.33%
201815,5422031.32%
201715,3391681.11%
201615,1713182.14%
201514,8532781.91%
201414,5751020.70%
201314,473-67-0.46%
201214,5401851.29%
201114,355810.57%
201014,2741,7961.35%
200012,4783,1192.92%
19909,3592,2382.77%
19807,1214,60010.94%
19702,5210.00%

Riverdale Population by Year