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Riverdale, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Riverdale is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Clayton County at latitude 33.5639 and longitude -84.411. Clayton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 922 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Riverdale, but most people and references simply refer to it as Riverdale, Georgia.

The P1 Census Class Code for Riverdale indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riverdale: Rapes Crossing.

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Riverdale, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,243
Population in Households 15,119
Population in Familes 12,282
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density1 3,363
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 5,552
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 3,694
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,654 (42.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,897 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 734 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $76,358
Average Home Value $89,148


Median Household Income $33,065
Average Household Income $43,060
Per Capita Income $15,529
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.17% 0.25%
Households 0.18% 0.31%
Families 0.58% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.71%
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 624 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 70 89th
Population Density1 # 14 98th
Diversity Index2 # 366 42nd
Median Household Income # 402 36th
Per Capita Income # 459 27th

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