Riverdale, GA
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Riverdale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 15,989 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Riverdale is the 63rd largest community in Georgia.

Riverdale is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Riverdale is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverdale who work in office and administrative support (17.82%), sales jobs (12.37%), and food service (9.89%).

Despite the fact that it is a small city, Riverdale has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the city for affordable transportation.

The percentage of adults in Riverdale who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.99% of the adults in Riverdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Riverdale in 2010 was $17,762, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,048 for a family of four. However, Riverdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Riverdale is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Riverdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Riverdale residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Riverdale include Nigerian, Irish, Jamaican, and German.

The most common language spoken in Riverdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.