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.

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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riverdale who work in office and administrative support (16.93%), sales jobs (12.84%), and food service (9.33%).

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 citizens of Riverdale are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.58% of adults in Riverdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Riverdale in 2010 was $17,252, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,008 for a family of four. However, Riverdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Riverdale also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.22% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, Jamaican, Irish, and Bermudan.

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