Riverside, Illinois Population 2024

8,638

Riverside is a city located in Cook County Illinois. Riverside has a 2024 population of 8,638. Riverside is currently declining at a rate of -1.72% annually and its population has decreased by -6.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,266 in 2020.

The average household income in Riverside is $172,521 with a poverty rate of 3.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Riverside is 41.6 years, 34.6 years for males, and 49.4 years for females.

Riverside Demographics

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

  • White: 65.83%
  • Two or more races: 22.42%
  • Other race: 6.93%
  • Asian: 3.22%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Black or African American: 0.66%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,366.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.78% (-628)
The current population of Riverside, Illinois is 8,638 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 9,266.

Riverside, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,07365.83%
Two or more races2,06822.42%
Other race6396.93%
Asian2973.22%
Native American870.94%
Black or African American610.66%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Riverside Population by Race

Riverside Population Pyramid 2024

Riverside Median Age

41.6

Total

34.6

Male

49.4

Female

Riverside Adults

There are 6,493 adults, (1,674 of whom are seniors) in Riverside.

Riverside Age Dependency

91.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverside Sex Ratio

Female4,50848.87%
Male4,71751.13%

Riverside Population by Age

Riverside Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,3862.7284.715.3
Married2,0153.2996.93.1
Non Family8081.0374.325.7
Female4883.0557.842.2
Male753.5646.753.3
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3.23

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

84.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Riverside 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

Riverside Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riverside Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

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

Riverside Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$78,269

Average Earnings

$90,114

Average Male

$67,471

Average Female

Riverside Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverside Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Riverside Language

74.85% of Riverside residents speak only English, while 25.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.94% of the population.

Riverside Language

Riverside Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Other63921934.27%
Hispanic2,9522197.42%
White5,816771.32%
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3.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

0.89%

Male Poverty Rate

5.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverside

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverside is Other, with 34.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverside is White, with 1.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.15%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.17%.

Riverside Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.55%
Bachelors or Greater1.34%
Some College1.03%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Riverside Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0.47%
Female Employed0.23%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Riverside Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverside Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Riverside Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.3%

Male Marriage Rate

53.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverside Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Riverside 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 35-44.

Riverside Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Riverside Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

206

Number of Veterans

180

Male Veterans

26

Female Veterans

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Riverside Veterans by War

count

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Riverside Veterans by Age

count

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Riverside Veterans by Race

Riverside Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverside Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.4%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Riverside Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Riverside Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Riverside 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

73.27%

Born in Riverside

93.78%

Native Born

6.22%

Foreign Born

1.06%

Non Citizen

5.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.78% of Riverside residents were born in the United States, with 73.27% having been born in Illinois. 1.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Riverside Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,883-151-1.88%
20288,034-151-1.84%
20278,185-151-1.81%
20268,336-151-1.78%
20258,487-151-1.75%
20248,638-151-1.72%
20238,789-151-1.69%
20228,940-151-1.66%
20219,091-175-1.89%
20209,2667118.31%
20198,555-74-0.86%
20188,629-92-1.05%
20178,721-80-0.91%
20168,801-57-0.64%
20158,858-47-0.53%
20148,905-20-0.22%
20138,925100.11%
20128,915150.17%
20118,900210.24%
20108,879-16-0.18%
20008,8951211.38%
19908,774-462-5%
19809,236-1,121-10.82%
197010,3577637.95%
19609,5944414.82%
19509,1531,21815.35%
19407,9351,16517.21%
19306,7704,238167.38%
19202,532
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Riverside Population by Year