Riverdale, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverdale, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Riverdale had a population of 15,214 as of July 1, 2016. Riverdale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverdale is located at latitude 33.5639 and longitude -84.411 in Clayton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riverdale (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Clayton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 922 feet.

The City of Riverdale (GNIS ID: 2404624) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Riverdale is located within Riverdale Division of Clayton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverdale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riverdale: Rapes Crossing.

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Riverdale, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,214
Population in Households 15,083
Population in Familes 12,243
Population in Group Qrtrs 131
Population Density1 3,337
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 5,484
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 3,641
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,291 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,551 (40.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,932 (46.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 807 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $108,419
Average Home Value $110,604


Median Household Income $36,660
Average Household Income $47,295
Per Capita Income $17,135
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.34%
Households -0.1% 0.24%
Families 0.14% 0.13%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Riverdale, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverdale to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 75 88th
Population Density1 # 19 97th
Diversity Index2 # 408 35th
Median Household Income # 343 45th
Per Capita Income # 467 26th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.