East Riverdale, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Riverdale, Maryland - Basic Facts

The East Riverdale Census Designated Place had a population of 16,469 as of July 1, 2017. East Riverdale 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 East Riverdale is located at latitude 38.9598 and longitude -76.9111 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the East Riverdale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 33 feet.

The East Riverdale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389448) 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 East Riverdale Census Designated Place is located within District 19, Riverdale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Riverdale 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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East Riverdale, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,469
Daytime Population: Workers 2,564
Daytime Population: Residents 7,781
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,345
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 16,455
Population in Familes 13,084
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 10,083
Diversity Index3 92


Median Household Income $61,383
Average Household Income $73,783
Per Capita Income $19,535


Total Housing Units 4,814 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,120 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,208 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 486 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $233,045
Average Home Value $258,636


Total Households 4,328
Average Household Size 3.8
Family Households 3,219
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.56% 0.5%
Households 0.17% 0.28%
Families -0.03% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

East Riverdale, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Riverdale 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 # 86 84th
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 313 40th
Per Capita Income # 495 5th

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