Riverdale, GA

Riverdale profile

Living in Riverdale

Riverdale is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 15,594 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Riverdale is the 63rd largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities, Riverdale isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Riverdale are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Riverdale is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverdale who work in office and administrative support (15.73%), food service (10.74%), and sales jobs (9.63%).

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%: 20.87% of the adults in Riverdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Riverdale in 2018 was $19,207, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,828 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 White. Important ancestries of people in Riverdale include African, Irish, English, Other Arab, and German.

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