Riva, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Riva, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Riva Census Designated Place had a population of 4,200 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riva: Riverview.

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Riva, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,200
Population in Households 4,200
Population in Familes 3,699
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,710
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $128,757
Average Household Income $167,311
Per Capita Income $61,467


Total Housing Units 1,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,401 (87.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 142 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $529,018
Average Home Value $575,482


Total Households 1,543
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,200
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.36% 0.58%
Households 0.25% 0.48%
Families 0.12% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2018 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 # 214 59th
Population Density # 220 58th
Diversity Index # 390 25th
Median Household Income # 36 93rd
Per Capita Income # 35 93rd

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