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 (15.81%), sales jobs (10.02%), and food service (6.38%).

In Riverdale, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.15 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Riverdale is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, Riverdale is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.31% of adults 25 and older in Riverdale have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Riverdale in 2018 was $21,945, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,780 for a family of four. However, Riverdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Riverdale is a somewhat 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, Nigerian, English, and German.

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