Riverdale Park, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riverdale Park, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Riverdale Park had a population of 6,841 as of July 1, 2017. Riverdale Park 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 Riverdale Park is located at latitude 38.9632 and longitude -76.9256 in Prince George's County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Riverdale Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Prince George's County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 39 feet.

The Town of Riverdale Park (GNIS ID: 2391392) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Riverdale Park is located within District 19, Riverdale, a minor civil division (MCD) of Prince George's County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riverdale Park 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 Riverdale Park: Riverdale.

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


Total Population 6,841
Daytime Population: Workers 3,073
Daytime Population: Residents 3,262
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,335
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 6,698
Population in Familes 5,193
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density2 4,189
Diversity Index3 92


Median Household Income $57,558
Average Household Income $77,449
Per Capita Income $21,867


Total Housing Units 2,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 786 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,077 (53.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $278,689
Average Home Value $287,723


Total Households 1,863
Average Household Size 3.6
Family Households 1,305
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 0.39% 0.26%
Households 0.03% 0.1%
Families -0.13% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Riverdale Park, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riverdale Park 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 # 167 68th
Population Density # 81 85th
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 347 33rd
Per Capita Income # 465 10th

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