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.
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 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%).
One downside of living in Riverdale, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.15 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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.