Riverdale, Illinois Population 2021

12,865
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Riverdale is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 12,865, it is the 188th largest city in Illinois and the 2581st largest city in the United States . Riverdale is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -5.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,549 in 2010. Riverdale reached it's highest population of 15,806 in 1970. Spanning over 4 miles, Riverdale has a population density of 3,598 people per square mile.

The average household income in Riverdale is $50,773 with a poverty rate of 26.31%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $980 per month, and the median house value is $79,000. The median age in Riverdale is 33.6 years, 31.5 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Riverdale Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 89.31%
  • White: 7.00%
  • Two or more races: 2.49%
  • Other race: 0.81%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Asian: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Riverdale, Illinois is 12,865 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,183.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,549.

Riverdale, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American11,42589.31%
White8957.00%
Two or More Races3182.49%
Some Other Race1040.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.27%
Asian170.13%
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Riverdale Population by Race

Riverdale Population Pyramid $2021

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Riverdale Median Age

33.6


Total

31.5


Male

36


Female

Riverdale Adults

There are 9,171 adults, (1,087 of whom are seniors) in Riverdale.

Riverdale Age Dependency

58.3

Age Dependency Ratio

13.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverdale Sex Ratio

Female

6,851

53.55%

Male

5,942

46.45%

Riverdale Population by Age

Riverdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Riverdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.7%28.3%
Male61%39%
All45.9%54.1%
Female37.3%62.7%
Non Family36.1%63.9%

45.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Riverdale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8682.6245.9
Non Family1,9781.0936.1
Female1,4983.4537.3
Married1,0483.9371.7
Male3443.7561

3.58

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Riverdale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3023.84%
9th to 12th Grade6378.09%
High School Graduate2,64933.66%
Some College2,77135.21%
Associates Degree4145.26%
Bachelors Degree81210.32%
Graduate Degree2863.63%
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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
Black7,0406,274991
White45639756
Hispanic2381241
2+ Races109109
Other Race9259
Native American343434
Asian161616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Riverdale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,330$35,980$31,976
Less Than 9th Grade$35,590$36,171$
High School Graduate$31,394$29,570$31,989
Some College$30,625$34,494$27,163
Bachelors Degree$54,250$55,299$52,083
Graduate Degree$69,673$$51,979

$33,330

Average Earnings

$35,980

Average Male

$31,976

Average Female

Riverdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverdale Language by Age

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Riverdale Language

96.91% of Riverdale residents speak only English, while 3.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.14% of the population.

Riverdale Language

Riverdale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black11,4222,94025.74%
White55828651.25%
Hispanic55920236.14%
Other1042322.12%

26.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.79%

Male Poverty Rate

25.89%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is White, with 51.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is Other, with 22.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.90%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.11%.

Riverdale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.83%
High School23.78%
Some College18.74%
Bachelors or Greater10.20%

Riverdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed51.91%
Male Unemployed37.89%
Female Employed11.10%
Male Employed6.54%

Riverdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverdale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,711$50,773
Families$43,236$57,684
Married Families$53,779-
Non Families$30,053$38,639
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Income by Household Type

Riverdale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.8%

Male Marriage Rate

20.8%

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 45-54.

Riverdale Marital Status by Race

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Riverdale Marital Status

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517

Number of Veterans

449

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam130
First Gulf War110
Second Gulf War79
Korea18
World War II

Riverdale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54239
55 to 64126
65 to 74110
75+23
18 to 3419

Riverdale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black4906.04%
White273.96%

Riverdale Veterans by Race

Riverdale Veterans by Education

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10.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverdale Veterans by Education

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.1%

Employment Rate

20.1%

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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87.29%

Born in Riverdale

97.84%

Native Born

2.16%

Foreign Born

0.66%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.84% of Riverdale residents were born in the United States, with 87.29% having been born in Illinois. 0.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Riverdale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,865-106-0.82%
202012,971-106-0.81%
201913,077-106-0.80%
201813,183-145-1.09%
201713,328-123-0.91%
201613,451-99-0.73%
201513,550-75-0.55%
201413,625-22-0.16%
201313,647180.13%
201213,629290.21%
201113,600400.29%
201013,560-1,495-1.04%
200015,0551,3840.97%
199013,6714380.33%
198013,233-2,573-1.76%
197015,8063,7982.79%
196012,0086,1687.47%
19505,8402,9757.38%
19402,8653611.36%
19302,5040.00%

Riverdale Population by Year