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Riva, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Riva Census Designated Place had a population of 4,193 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Riva is located at latitude 38.9453 and longitude -76.59 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Riva Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.45 sq. miles. Anne Arundel County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Riva Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389755) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Riva Census Designated Place is located within District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riva 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 Riva: Riverview.

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Riva, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,193
Population in Households 4,193
Population in Familes 3,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,707
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 1,539
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,201
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,382 (86.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 157 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $487,405
Average Home Value $547,865


Median Household Income $120,830
Average Household Income $155,488
Per Capita Income $57,071
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.68%
Households 0.28% 0.57%
Families 0.17% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Riva, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riva to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland 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 # 213 59th
Population Density1 # 218 58th
Diversity Index2 # 386 26th
Median Household Income # 42 92nd
Per Capita Income # 36 93rd

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