Riverdale Park, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverdale Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Riverdale Park had a population of 6,725 as of July 1, 2016. Riverdale Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riverdale Park is located at latitude 38.9632 and longitude -76.9256 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Riverdale Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Town of Riverdale Park (GNIS ID: 2391392) 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.

The Town of Riverdale Park is located within District 19, Riverdale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverdale Park 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 Park: Riverdale.

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


Total Population 6,725
Population in Households 6,579
Population in Familes 5,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 146
Population Density1 4,118
Diversity Index2 92


Total Households 1,841
Average Household Size 3.57
Family Households 1,290
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 2,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 780 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,062 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $266,000
Average Home Value $278,952


Median Household Income $55,691
Average Household Income $74,899
Per Capita Income $21,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.39%
Households -0.16% 0.23%
Families -0.33% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   1.39%
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 Park, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverdale Park 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 # 168 68th
Population Density1 # 80 85th
Diversity Index2 # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 354 32nd
Per Capita Income # 469 10th

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