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Riva, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Riva Census Designated Place had a population of 4,222 as of July 1, 2017. Riva ranks in the lower quartile for 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 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riva: Riverview.

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Riva, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,222
Daytime Population: Workers 780
Daytime Population: Residents 1,941
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,721
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 4,222
Population in Familes 3,705
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,719
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $126,337
Average Household Income $161,914
Per Capita Income $59,481


Total Housing Units 1,609 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,395 (86.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $478,285
Average Home Value $530,609


Total Households 1,551
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,209
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 0.65%
Households 0.35% 0.54%
Families 0.24% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

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, 2017 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 Density # 218 58th
Diversity Index # 388 25th
Median Household Income # 37 93rd
Per Capita Income # 34 94th

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