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The Riva CDP(1) had a population of 4,160 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.9521 and longitude -76.578 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Riva Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Riva, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 4,160 (100%)
Population in Households 4,160 (100.0%)
Population in Families 3,644 (87.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,694
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $147,296
Average Household Income $190,686
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $70,499
Wealth Index5 286


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,589 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,414 (89.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 124 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 51 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $536,036
Average Home Value $581,772
Housing Affordability Index3 154


Total Households 1,538
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 1,193
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.18% 0.28%
Households 0.15% 0.26%
Families 0.04% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.11%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
Owner Occupied HU   0.37%

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, 2021 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 # 216 58th
Population Density # 221 58th
Median Household Income # 40 92nd
Housing Affordability Index # 286 55th
Per Capita Income # 34 94th
Diversity Index # 390 25th

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