Riverside, Illinois Population 2021

8,429
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Riverside is a city located in Cook County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 8,429, it is the 247th largest city in Illinois and the 3486th largest city in the United States . Riverside is currently declining at a rate of -0.79% annually and its population has decreased by -5.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,875 in 2010. Riverside reached it's highest population of 10,357 in 1970. Spanning over 2 miles, Riverside has a population density of 4,260 people per square mile.

The average household income in Riverside is $142,746 with a poverty rate of 4.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,209 per month, and the median house value is $406,300. The median age in Riverside is 42.5 years, 39.3 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.

Riverside Demographics

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

  • White: 87.41%
  • Two or more races: 4.67%
  • Asian: 3.33%
  • Other race: 2.27%
  • Black or African American: 1.23%
  • Native American: 1.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Riverside, Illinois is 8,429 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,630.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,875.

Riverside, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,65687.41%
Two or More Races4094.67%
Asian2923.33%
Some Other Race1992.27%
Black or African American1081.23%
American Indian and Alaska Native951.08%
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Riverside Population by Race

Riverside Population Pyramid $2021

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Riverside Median Age

42.5


Total

39.3


Male

44.5


Female

Riverside Adults

There are 6,517 adults, (1,228 of whom are seniors) in Riverside.

Riverside Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

23.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Riverside Sex Ratio

Female

4,505

51.43%

Male

4,254

48.57%

Riverside Population by Age

Riverside Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Riverside Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
All76.3%23.7%
Non Family64.5%35.5%
Female63.5%36.5%
Male29.5%70.5%

76.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Riverside Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,1632.7776.3
Married1,9273.3486
Non Family7671.2364.5
Female3642.863.5
Male1053.5329.5

3.22

Average Family Size

2.77

Average Household Size

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Riverside Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade260.44%
9th to 12th Grade370.62%
High School Graduate71312.02%
Some College92315.56%
Associates Degree3345.63%
Bachelors Degree1,98733.49%
Graduate Degree1,91332.24%
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Riverside Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Riverside Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,9094,8623,456
Hispanic687671248
Asian274274155
Other Race15215224
2+ Races717121
Native American616122
Black565656

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

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

Riverside Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$60,675$75,866$55,111
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$47,250$59,313$38,095
Some College$31,382$30,811$43,150
Bachelors Degree$58,644$77,039$54,317
Graduate Degree$89,087$107,266$72,647

$60,675

Average Earnings

$75,866

Average Male

$55,111

Average Female

Riverside Earnings by Educational Attainment

Riverside Language by Age

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Riverside Language

79.29% of Riverside residents speak only English, while 20.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.40% of the population.

Riverside Language

Riverside Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,8422383.48%
Hispanic1,4351027.11%
Black1086762.04%

4.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.15%

Male Poverty Rate

6.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Riverside

The race most likely to be in poverty in Riverside is Black, with 62.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Riverside is White, with 3.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.46%.

Riverside Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College4.93%
Bachelors or Greater3.87%
High School2.38%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Riverside Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed14.44%
Male Unemployed5.80%
Female Employed2.35%
Male Employed2.08%

Riverside Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Riverside Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$111,657$142,746
Families$131,042$166,483
Married Families$147,773-
Non Families$60,368$65,231
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Income by Household Type

Riverside Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.4%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Riverside Married by Age and Sex

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Riverside Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Riverside Marital Status by Race

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Riverside Marital Status

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363

Number of Veterans

363

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War130
Vietnam76
Second Gulf War38
Korea17
World War II

Riverside Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54105
75+98
65 to 7479
55 to 6466
18 to 3415

Riverside Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3075.24%
Hispanic485.55%
Other Race3221.05%
2+ Races2424.74%

Riverside Veterans by Race

Riverside Veterans by Education

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3.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

6.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Riverside Veterans by Education

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68.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Riverside Employment by Age

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Riverside Employment by Race

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Riverside 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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68.60%

Born in Riverside

89.34%

Native Born

10.66%

Foreign Born

2.82%

Non Citizen

7.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.34% of Riverside residents were born in the United States, with 68.60% having been born in Illinois. 2.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Riverside Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20218,429-67-0.79%
20208,496-67-0.78%
20198,563-67-0.78%
20188,630-93-1.07%
20178,723-80-0.91%
20168,803-56-0.63%
20158,859-47-0.53%
20148,906-19-0.21%
20138,925100.11%
20128,915150.17%
20118,900210.24%
20108,879-16-0.02%
20008,8951210.14%
19908,774-462-0.51%
19809,236-1,121-1.14%
197010,3577630.77%
19609,5944410.47%
19509,1531,2181.44%
19407,9351,1651.60%
19306,7704,23810.33%
19202,5320.00%

Riverside Population by Year