Riverdale, Illinois Population 2022

10,085
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Riverdale is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Riverdale has a 2020 population of 10,085. Riverdale is currently declining at a rate of -2.79% annually and its population has decreased by -5.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,663 in 2010.

The average household income in Riverdale is $50,773 with a poverty rate of 28.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,078 per month, and the median house value is $79,900. 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 Riverdalewas:

  • Black or African American: 86.14%
  • Two or more races: 6.84%
  • White: 6.47%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Other race: 0.19%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Riverdale, Illinois is 10,085 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,663.

Riverdale, Illinois Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8116.47%
Black or African American10,79386.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native430.34%
Asian20.02%
Some Other Race240.19%
Two or More Races8576.84%
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Riverdale Population by Race

Riverdale Population Pyramid 2022

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Riverdale Median Age

32.2


Total

26.2


Male

35.5


Female

Riverdale Adults

There are 8,591 adults, (1,157 of whom are seniors) in Riverdale.

Riverdale Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

15.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverdale Sex Ratio

Female

6,600

52.67%

Male

5,930

47.33%

Riverdale Population by Age

Riverdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Riverdale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.1%25.9%
Male62.9%37.1%
All48.2%51.8%
Non Family41%59%
Female38.2%61.8%

48.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Riverdale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,4722.7948.2
Married9353.7774.1
Male2513.8462.9
Female1,5403.8438.2
Non Family1,7461.1841

3.73

Average Family Size

2.79

Average Household Size

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Riverdale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3004.10%
9th to 12th Grade5036.87%
High School Graduate2,22830.43%
Some College2,70937.00%
Associates Degree4215.75%
Bachelors Degree76110.39%
Graduate Degree3995.45%
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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
Native American434343
White37033468
Black6,6335,9981,048
Hispanic217851
Other Race1111
2+ Races11672

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$34,021$40,376$31,103
Less Than 9th Grade$35,246$35,738$21,818
High School Graduate$30,188$32,665$28,359
Some College$35,308$44,583$28,112
Bachelors Degree$46,833$55,208$36,750
Graduate Degree$68,205$70,667$51,098

$34,021

Average Earnings

$40,376

Average Male

$31,103

Average Female

Riverdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverdale Language by Age

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Riverdale Language

97.56% of Riverdale residents speak only English, while 2.44% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.60% of the population.

Riverdale Language

Riverdale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White41615236.54%
Black10,7613,16129.37%
Other24NaN%
Hispanic1,09126123.92%

28.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.35%

Male Poverty Rate

28.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is White, with 36.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is Hispanic, with 23.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.52%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.00%.

Riverdale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade39.60%
High School23.79%
Some College21.92%
Bachelors or Greater15.52%

Riverdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed6.44%
Male Unemployed28.99%
Female Employed8.52%
Female Unemployed49.71%

Riverdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverdale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,355$51,033
Families$42,632$56,511
Married Families$65,913-
Non Families$33,000$40,685
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Income by Household Type

Riverdale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

23.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.2%

Male Marriage Rate

20.2%

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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417

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War58
First Gulf War102
Vietnam102
Korea12
World War II

Riverdale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 54190
55 to 64122
65 to 7486
75+19

Riverdale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White182.86%
Black3995.20%

Riverdale Veterans by Race

Riverdale Veterans by Education

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5.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverdale Veterans by Education

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65.2%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

19.7%

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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87.09%

Born in Riverdale

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

0.65%

Non Citizen

1.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.17% of Riverdale residents were born in the United States, with 87.09% having been born in Illinois. 0.65% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19302,5040.00%
19402,8653611.36%
19505,8402,9757.38%
196012,0086,1687.47%
197015,8063,7982.79%
198013,233-2,573-1.76%
199013,6714380.33%
200015,0551,3840.97%
201013,549-1,506-1.05%
201113,260-289-2.13%
201212,971-289-2.18%
201312,682-289-2.23%
201412,393-289-2.28%
201512,104-289-2.33%
201611,815-289-2.39%
201711,526-289-2.45%
201811,237-289-2.51%
201910,948-289-2.57%
202010,663-285-2.60%
202110,374-289-2.71%
202210,085-289-2.79%

Riverdale Population by Year