Riverdale, Illinois Population 2024

9,932

Riverdale is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Riverdale has a 2024 population of 9,932. Riverdale is currently declining at a rate of -1.65% annually and its population has decreased by -6.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,628 in 2020.

The average household income in Riverdale is $52,579 with a poverty rate of 31.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Riverdale is 32.8 years, 28.2 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Riverdale Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 87.6%
  • Two or more races: 6.13%
  • White: 5.27%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Asian: 0.14%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
3.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,778.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.55% (-696)
The current population of Riverdale, Illinois is 9,932 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,628.

Riverdale, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American9,22387.6%
Two or more races6456.13%
White5555.27%
Other race820.78%
Asian150.14%
Native American80.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

Two or more races

White

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Riverdale Population by Race

Riverdale Population Pyramid 2024

Riverdale Median Age

32.8

Total

28.2

Male

37.6

Female

Riverdale Adults

There are 7,398 adults, (1,104 of whom are seniors) in Riverdale.

Riverdale Age Dependency

67.3

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverdale Sex Ratio

Female5,52952.52%
Male4,99947.48%

Riverdale Population by Age

Riverdale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,8032.7649.250.8
Female1,4633.6841.858.2
Non Family1,2591.1845.354.7
Married8273.3572.127.9
Male2543.353763
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3.44

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

49.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Riverdale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Riverdale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riverdale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Riverdale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,648

Average Earnings

$38,697

Average Male

$28,860

Average Female

Riverdale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverdale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Riverdale Language

96.94% of Riverdale residents speak only English, while 3.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.24% of the population.

Riverdale Language

Riverdale Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black9,1952,91331.68%
Hispanic93219621.03%
White22716070.48%
Other826984.15%
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31.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.38%

Male Poverty Rate

34.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverdale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is Other, with 84.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverdale is Hispanic, with 21.03% 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 30.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.5%.

Riverdale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade42.68%
Some College31.67%
High School26.21%
Bachelors or Greater13.91%
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Riverdale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed43.51%
Female Employed14.75%
Male Unemployed7.42%
Male Employed7.07%
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Riverdale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverdale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Riverdale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

24.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.6%

Male Marriage Rate

20.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverdale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Riverdale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Riverdale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Riverdale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

378

Number of Veterans

330

Male Veterans

48

Female Veterans

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Riverdale Veterans by War

count

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Riverdale Veterans by Age

count

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Riverdale Veterans by Race

Riverdale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverdale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

51.5%

Employment Rate

16.3%

Unemployment Rate

Riverdale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Riverdale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Riverdale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

87.49%

Born in Riverdale

97.73%

Native Born

2.27%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.73% of Riverdale residents were born in the United States, with 87.49% having been born in Illinois. 0.85% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,097-167-1.8%
20289,264-167-1.77%
20279,431-167-1.74%
20269,598-167-1.71%
20259,765-167-1.68%
20249,932-167-1.65%
202310,099-167-1.63%
202210,266-167-1.6%
202110,433-195-1.83%
202010,628-2,436-18.65%
201913,064-117-0.89%
201813,181-141-1.06%
201713,322-127-0.94%
201613,449-99-0.73%
201513,548-75-0.55%
201413,623-23-0.17%
201313,646150.11%
201213,631340.25%
201113,597370.27%
201013,560-1,495-9.93%
200015,0551,38410.12%
199013,6714383.31%
198013,233-2,573-16.28%
197015,8063,79831.63%
196012,0086,168105.62%
19505,8402,975103.84%
19402,86536114.42%
19302,504
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Riverdale Population by Year