Population: 13,962

Male 47% Female 53%
Married 45%
Single 55%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Riverdale has a very low population density. Riverdale is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

3,838 Riverdale
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Riverdale, IL, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Riverdale, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Riverdale has a population density of 3,838, with 13,962 current residents.

Out of the 13,962 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 45% of the residents are married and 55% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 51% Sun
  • 36% Rain
  • 39% Snow


51°F average temperature

  • 50 years Median home age
  • $37,030 Median home price
  • -16.59% Home appreciation rate
  • 16.1% Annual property tax
  • 50.8%
    Homes owned
  • 36.8%
    Homes rented
  • 12.4%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Riverdale, the air quality is 7% and the weather, on average, is 51% sunny, 36% rainy, and 39% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Riverdale, you should know that 50.8% of homes are owned while 36.8% of homes are rented, and 12.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $37,030, the median age of homes is 50 years, the annual home appreciation is -16.59% and the annual property tax is 16.10%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Democrat Democrat


When looking at the community of Riverdale, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Riverdale’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Riverdale is 29 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 76.21% Democratic, 22.82% Republican, and 0.97% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:36


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 82%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 10%
    Bachelors degree
  • 2%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Riverdale, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 10.80% of residents are unemployed in Riverdale (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Riverdale residents: 8.4% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 15.07% are in the arts and sciences field, 20.5% are in the customer service field, 33.6% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 3.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 18.9% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:36. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 82.20%, 6.85% of residents have an associate’s degree, 9.59% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 2.18% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Riverdale, you should be aware that the average commute time is 43 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Riverdale have a few different options. 65% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 19% of commuters use the transit system, and 1% of residents work from home.

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