Riverside, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverside, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Riverside Census Designated Place had a population of 6,499 as of July 1, 2017. Riverside ranks in the upper 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 Riverside is located at latitude 39.4812 and longitude -76.2397 in Harford County. The formal boundaries for the Riverside Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Harford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Riverside Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389758) 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 Riverside Census Designated Place is located within District 1, Abingdon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Harford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverside population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 6,499
Daytime Population: Workers 3,668
Daytime Population: Residents 2,666
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,334
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.97
Population in Households 6,362
Population in Familes 5,006
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density2 2,791
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $77,749
Average Household Income $87,823
Per Capita Income $34,356


Total Housing Units 2,619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,605 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 889 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $212,194
Average Home Value $232,586


Total Households 2,494
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 1,576
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 0.16% 0.17%
Households 0.13% 0.15%
Families -0.04% 0.04%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Riverside, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverside 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 # 172 67th
Population Density # 139 73rd
Diversity Index # 92 82nd
Median Household Income # 200 62nd
Per Capita Income # 239 54th

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